Aotearoa New Zealand is a taonga (treasure). Whether you live in this land or are visiting, we ask you to make a promise to look after it for future generations.
In Aotearoa, we feel a special connection with the natural world. Tangata whenua (people of this land) see nature as something intrinsically intertwined with human life. Every mountain, every river, every tree has a story.
Guardians such as Ranginui (sky), Papatūānuku (earth), Tāne Mahuta (forest) and Tangaroa (oceans) look over these lands and waters.
The Tiaki Promise(opens in new window) 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.