Tiaki is a Maori word and means to care for people and place.
There is a beautiful initiative now running in New Zealand. The islands are precious, and the organisers everyone who lives and travels here to make a simple promise, after all we all have a responsibility to look after it.
The Tiaki Promise 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 New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home. Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.
Having said that I’d love to see this commitment extended to the entire planet, after all, everyone who lives here has a responsibility to look after it for now and for future generations.