Aucklanders interact with the natural environment each and every day.
Māori, through whakapapa, have a role to be kaitiaki. By protecting and caring for the environment, balance and harmony is maintained in the natural world, supporting holistic wellbeing.
In our own way, we all value and enjoy the natural environment.
It is important that we protect and conserve it, acting as stewards of the natural environment. We also need to ensure our interactions with the natural environment are respectful and sustainable.
As the impacts of climate change become clearer, this will become more and more important.