What does our name Nga Kaitiaki Tuku Iho mean ? Kaitiaki is the Maori concept of guardianship, for the sky, the sea, the land and its fresh water. A kaitiaki is a guardian, whose responsibility for the wellbeing of environment and community is kaitiakitanga, a long- established Māori system of environmental management which is holistic, at peace with the environment, and prevents intrusions that cause environmental damage. Tuko Iho means ‘that which has been passed down to us’; an umbilical cord, a collective inheritance. So Nga Kaitiaki Tuku Iho asserts a basic human right and spiritual obligation to guard and protect our sky, land, sea, fresh water and all its flora and fauna both personally and collectively. That is our kaupapa, our basic commitment. We shall not be denied those rights. Let’s take responsibility for what has passed into our care.
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  • The third AGM of Nga Kaitiaki Tuku Iho was held at Nelson on the weekend of 20/21 February 2021. More to come on that shortly. It is intended to raise funds to challenge the covid vaccine rollout. If anyone wants to contribute towards the fund now then please deposit in the KTI bank account 03-1354-0513908-00 we will be kicking off a nationwide funding appeal next week.
    The third AGM of Nga Kaitiaki Tuku Iho was held at Nelson on the weekend of 20/21 February 2021. More to come on that shortly. It is intended to raise funds to challenge the covid vaccine rollout. If anyone wants to contribute towards the fund now then please deposit in the KTI bank account 03-1354-0513908-00 we will be kicking off a nationwide funding appeal next week.
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