A guide to acronyms (and abbreviations), words and phrases used throughout the Environment Canterbury website. Look in the 'By Subject' tab to find groups of terms relevant to a specific topic.
Some terms might have definitions in addition to those in this glossary.
Use the online Māori Dictionary to help with translating words between Te Reo Māori/English.
- guardian(s)—those who exercise kaitiakitanga.
- the exercise of guardianship by the tangata whenua of an area in accordance with tikanga māori in relation to natural and physical resources; and includes the ethic of stewardship.
- freshwater mussels.
- Ki uta ki tai
- literally “from the mountains to the sea”—continuity of flow. Rivers are seen to connect diverse landscapes and to be a source of life. The concept highlights the necessity of integrated approaches to management or natural resources. It is a holistic approach to kaitiakitanga. It is a whole ecosystem approach.
- freshwater crayfish.
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