New Zealand is a taonga (treasure), and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it.
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(opens in new window) is a commitment to care for our home. For now, and for future generations.
Use these simple guidelines while exploring Aotearoa:
Care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace. Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all. And respect the culture and local communities, travelling with an open heart and mind.
Be guardians, be protectors. Tiaki, care for New Zealand.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.