New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives in and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is committed to caring for New Zealand for now and future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are committing to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.
Care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace
Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all
Respect culture, travelling with an open heart and mind
These 3 values below form the basis of the Tiaki Promise………
KAITIAKITANGA is based on traditional Māori world views and includes the conservation, replenishment and sustainability of the environment. It is about safeguarding the future. Kaitiaki is a New Zealand Maori term used for the concept of guardianship for the sky, the sea, and the land. A kaitiaki is a guardian,
MANAAKITANGA means the process of showing respect, generosity and care for the people who use services, their whānau and communities. It also means to show respect and care for their information and stories.
WHANAUNGATANGA is about forming and maintaining relationships and strengthening ties between kin and communities
The image depicts a 2 meter carving of te Mangoroa (the shark god) set amongst the Milky Way. The carving displays in our home and was a gift to Karen and I as a celebration of life. In Māori legend, the demi-god Māui placed a shark in the heavens, forming Māngōroa – the Milky Way galaxy
20 years of local knowledge with Sailing Bay of Islands and Auckland Harbour Cruises
20 years leading award winning kitchens. All meals prepared from scratch aboard
46 foot French Built, Kiwi designed yacht was winner of international ocean sailing yacht of the year