In New Zealand, we feel a special connection with the land we come from and a duty of care is instilled in us from a young age. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand. For now, and for future generations.

We welcome all who come here to follow our Tiaki Promise to care for our future by helping to protect our land, our sea and our culture.

How to care for New Zealand

Show respect

Get a warm welcome and help to preserve our cultural traditions by showing respect for our customs and ways of life.

Our people and culture

Be prepared

New Zealand’s weather can be highly unpredictable and changeable. When heading outdoors, be prepared by checking the weather before you go and using the right clothing and equipment.

Get tips on how to be prepared

Keep New Zealand Clean.

New Zealand is beautiful. Keep it that way by always taking your rubbish with you and disposing of it properly.

Be a tidy traveller

Drive carefully

New Zealand’s roads might be different to what you’re used to, so stay safe by planning your journey and taking your time.

Safe driving in New Zealand

Protect nature

In New Zealand you can get close to some incredible wildlife – just not too close. Make sure you keep a distance of at least 20 metres between you and any birds or animals.

Learn how to look after nature

Tiaki promise

Please follow Tiaki promise here(opens in new window) to help protect and preserve our home while travelling around New Zealand.


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