Toi tu te marae o Tane-Mahuta, toi tu te marae o Tangaroa, toi tu te tangata
When the land and sea are looked after, the people will prosper.
Each of the strategic goals, outcomes and associated actions are important in their own right and must be seen collectively as the pathway to restore the mauri / life force and essential quality and vitality of Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui.
It is not possible to undertake all the actions required instantly and we need to prioritise the actions in a staged implementation with associated monitoring and research needs.
We need to take a generational perspective since it took decades to create the current impacts on the Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui area, so we expect that restoration to the desired outcomes may also take decades, after all Tōtara can live for a thousand years.
The project supports and understands the need to protect and manage ngā taonga tuku iho (treasures handed down to us).