We abbreviate our name to KTI.
The purposes of the society is: to educate, empower and take all actions the Society deems appropriate by Committee, including the taking of legal action against individuals or organisations as well as promoting informed decision making and accountability in respect of health and wellbeing.
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.
Following an AGM on 21 February 2021, actions have been directed towards addressing issues of medical concern, on water and on poison issues.
2017 A think tank weekend on the 11- 12 November at Graham Valley near Motueka.
2018 The first Conference / Hui and AGM was held on 24-25 November at the Riverside Cultural Centre near Motueka.
2019 The second Hui / Conference and AGM was held on Sept 21-22 at Teapot Valley near Nelson.
2021 The third Conference / Hui and AGM was held on 20-21 February 2021 at the Brook Valley Nelson.
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 our basic commitment, our kaupapa, We shall not be denied those rights. Let’s take responsibility for what has passed into our care