The Tuia programme - working well together
The Tuia programme is about working together to achieve better outcomes for everyone. It’s about relationships, mutual respect, shared understandings and shared values. Working in partnership in this way means that we can create a sustainable environment for current and future generations – together.
Our shared vision is based on recognising the relationship between Ngāi Tahu, their ancestral land, and the fact it is inextricably affected by the work we do at Environment Canterbury.
Co-governance of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere
The protection and care of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is a key symbol of this relationship and is embodied by the whakataukī of the Whakaora Te Waihora programme: Mā whero, mā pako, ka oti ai te mahi (the task shall be achieved through unity).