We at Tahi promise to remain the guardians (kaitiaki) of our land, and to do everything in our power to protect, educate and enhance our place, our people and our planet. We do this through our four pillars of:
To be respectful, trustful and honest in every decision we make, and every interaction with our customers and guests.
To harness our knowledge and expertise for the greater good.
To show humility through humanity.
To drive sustainable wellbeing for the benefit of all.
Our 4C’S: Guiding Us Every Day
Through the Long Run philosophy, members strive to achieve the highest standards in sustainability by balancing conservation, community, culture and commerce. These 4C’s guide everything we do at Tahi, from species conservation to renewable energy, recycling water to community outreach, creating jobs to preserving local culture.
At one with nature: We believe in taking care of our environment, to make it better tomorrow than it is today, by protecting local wildlife as well as restoring the area’s spectacular forest, dune and wetland habitats.
Community matters: Tahi is all about community and partnerships. We work with local landowners, support local businesses, create local jobs and preserve local culture too.
Doing it together: Our diversity is our strength. As well as looking after Tahi’s natural treasures, we’re working with local Iwi (Māori) and community to preserve and regenerate the cultural history of Pataua, our local village.
Making a difference: By supporting Tahi, you’re making a positive difference because a self-sufficient income fuels the work we do for our environment and community.
We are in this for The Long Run
Tahi is a founding member (and also sits on the board) of the Long Run, an international initiative that develops innovative approaches to sustainable ecosystem management. The Long Run brings together some of the world’s most committed and passionate conservationists, with 39 members across 22 countries.
Together, we have an ambitious goal of collectively conserving more than 20 million acres of biodiversity and improving the lives of 2 million people by 2020. Tahi is proud to be one of only ten organisations in the world to achieve the Long Run’s rigorous Global Ecosphere Retreat (GER) standard, for going above and beyond sustainable and responsible.