Ensure sustainable futures: Intergenerational reciprocity
Kaitiakitanga is expressed as guardianship to ensure a sustainable future for all. This value focuses on those areas that are important to ensure that the distinctive identity of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau is sustained and enhanced, and that Māori are able to live as Māori.
There is no ‘one’ Māori view on how Kaitiakitanga is expressed. But there are many common concepts and values of Te Ao Māori, such as mana, whakapapa of people to the environment, knowledge (mātauranga), spiritual beliefs, customary practices, and use of resources in a sustainable way. These world views and practices maintain and support the wellbeing of the environment and the wellbeing of Iwi, hapū and whānau.