What's important to us
Our company was born out of a desire to share the wildlife and environments we love.
It is through the generous support of the local communities that our tours are possible, we ask the communities how we can contribute meaningfully and respect their values. We work closely with Iwi to uphold their taonga tuku iho.
To reduce our carbon footprint we plant one tree for every tour taken. We have a planting project underway in collaboration with the Marlborough District Council and the QE2 Trust along our river margin which was affected by the November 2017 earthquake.
We support the Government's Predator Free 2050 program by trapping in our Queen Elizabeth Trust wetland of which we are the privileged custodians. Visitors are always welcome by prior arrangement.
Will mentors students from the local college about sustainability and wildlife. He has also given power point presentations to community groups about the wildlife of the Wairau Lagoon.
We have made regular annual plan submissions to council to raise awareness of the importance of the wetlands of the lower Wairau. The council in conjunction with the Rangitane have created a new reserve and made the waste water wetlands of the lower Wairau accessible to the public by way of a public walking track. Interpretation panels have been erected which give information about the wildlife of the area.
We recycle as much as possible and use cleaning products and toiletries which are kinder to nature. We are always seeking ways to do things more efficiently.