Long after man has perished, the land will remain. Like a tree the spirit of Kaitiakitanga starts with a seed and spreads outward.
Kaitiakitanga encompasses the guardianship and protection of the land for future generations. It is our commitment to the delivery of our 100% pure promise in New Zealand.
Within our Park we embrace this and press forward with our sustainability initiatives with the aim of enhancing our environment. We place great value on the guardianship of our land - are mindful of its management - and endeavour to foster it for future generations.
Manaakitanga speaks of our welcome, respect and responsibility. We actively promote the concept of interaction and sharing with you. It is ingrained in our culture.
What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. People, people, people.
Our sustainability is independently assessed by Qualmark and we currently have silver status. It involves considering everything we do and encompasses energy efficiency, waste management, water conservation, conservation and community.
We have many initiatives within the Park including:
We encourage you to recycle waste products wherever possible. Please use the Park's recycling depots for glass, plastics, paper, cardboard and batteries. We also suggest that you re-use your plastic water bottles.
Christchurch has some of the purest natural water in the world and it is safe to drink from the tap.
Conserve energy and water
In addition to building energy efficient facilities and buildings, we have installed devices that reduce electricity and water used. These include solar power and sensored lighting.
We also suggest that you ensure lights and electrical appliances (electric blankets, television, radio and heaters) are turned off when you leave your room to go out during the day.
Please re-use your towels if you are staying with us more than one night in a serviced unit.
We will continue to plant mainly New Zealand natives throughout our Park; this in turn conserves water use as they require minimal watering. We hope to encourage native birdlife into our Park. We use natural material and colours to enhance our natural landscape and buildings.
We support our local community sponsoring a local sports team, and contributing to the local school. We promote responsible tourism to our staff, encouraging sustainable practices.
We wish to embrace the principles of Kaitiatanga and Manaakitanga. It is our wish that our country touches the people that visit. Together we can make a difference.
Keep it natural, keep it real - it is your time.
NZ Eco Wise Travel Guide
For information refer: NZ Eco Wise Travel Guide