The Maori Cloak is a river nourishing all living things. Tangata Whenua ensure the waters remain pure.
Maori have a spiritual and cultural connection to the land. There is an obligation of guardianship to protect the spiritual wellbeing of the land and waterways to ensure a sustainable ecosystem for future use.
Tuki Tuki illustrates how land and river rely on each other to remain healthy. As populations rise, so does the need to boost our food sources through increased sustainable farming.
The Tuki Tuki River is currently under the spotlight as a decision to build a dam is pending. Transparency in our processes, and careful research must prevail as vital decisions are made about its future.