The Tuia programme - working well together

The Tuia programme is about working together to achieve better outcomes for everyone. It’s about relationships, mutual respect, shared understandings and shared values. Working in partnership in this way means that we can create a sustainable environment for current and future generations – together.

Our shared vision is based on recognising the relationship between Ngāi Tahu, their ancestral land, and the fact it is inextricably affected by the work we do at Environment Canterbury.

Learn more about the Tuia Agreement.

Co-governance of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

The protection and care of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is a key symbol of this relationship and is embodied by the whakataukī of the Whakaora Te Waihora programme: Mā whero, mā pako, ka oti ai te mahi (the task shall be achieved through unity).


Ecan Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere 900LE 1

Iwi management plans

View the iwi management plans here.