Careful Wai (Water) Use

Use wai Māori sustainability to protect water quality and quantity for the people, soils, and ecosystems that depend on them.


→ Created water management plans.
→ Upgraded several Ngāi Tahu Farming sites to variable rate irrigation with soil sensors.
→ Surveyed aquatic biodiversity of waterways in forestry operations.
→ Supported Papatipu Rūnanga and hapū in developing local interpretations of Te Mana o te Wai.
→ Continued to work with the Crown on recognising of Ngāi Tahu rangatiratanga over freshwater.

2030 Goals

→ All operations have water management plans in place.
→ New agritech solutions incorporated at Ngāi Tahu Farming sites.
→ Te Mana o te Wai and freshwater planning is aligned with Ngāi Tahu aspirations.
→ Whānau, Papatipu Rūnanga, and Te Rūnanga are supported to manage climate change impacts on freshwater.