Working with mana whenua

Kaituna River.

Kaituna River.

Water provides an essential connection between Ngāi Tahu and their tribal territory. Freshwater is intrinsically linked to the tribe’s spiritual, cultural, environmental and social well-being.

Environment Canterbury has been working with Ngāi Tahu to develop a closer relationship, which was highlighted when they worked together on the Canterbury Strategic Water Study 2006-2008.

Watch this Environment Canterbury video (Number 3 in playlist), which highlights the process of collaborative partnership.