Ngāi Tahu is the tribal vision document that expresses the aspirations of Ngāi Tahu Whānui for our tribal development:
Ngāi Tahu 2025 is about tino rangatiratanga. It is about the ability to create and control our destiny. It is our tribal map that in the year 2025 will have carried us to the place where we are empowered as individuals, whānau, hapū, Papatipu Rūnanga and iwi to realise and achieve our dreams.
Ngāi Tahu 2025 was visioned by nearly 100 members of Ngāi Tahu Whānui, who came together between 1999 and 2000 to dream the tribal future. It was adopted as the prime strategic document of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in 2001.