UPDATE L2 LOCKDOWN as at May 14 2020 – for more government information go to COVID-19.Govt.nz
For now Āmiki remain in hibernation and not operating public tours. Our customers and staff safety is important to us and our values and wisdom passed down from our tipuna continues to guide our decision making.
Care for all things, people and planet
Working together for the greater
good of all.
lead to a sense of belonging
Our culture is the foundation how we
Check in with us again at the end of May 2020 as we re-imagine and launch new bespoke products to support local travel and our local business in Ōtautahi and Te Waipounamu. ##christchurchnz #exploreyourplace #supportchch
Ōtakaro Awa – Ōtautahi
Our Kaiwhakahaere, Cate Grace on the banks of the river where her tipuna | ancestors have stood for generations paving new ways of thinking.
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“By staying home today we can travel internationally tomorrow“UNWTO
Our Collective Response
The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill. As we came together as a nation, New Zealand has responded collectively and within two months, we have been successful in flattening the curve. By the end of April 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced New Zealand has been world-leading in its response to Covid-19. Yet both our prime minister and director-general of public health remained cautious – we’re not out of the woods yet. The ‘tail’ of the NZ pandemic curve remains, and no one can predict when it might end. So what comes next?
Āmiki support the New Zealand government in closing the boarders to flatten the curve. Restricting International travel at this time also aligns with our support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the call for shared responsibility among travellers and the tourism sector.
Indigenous Tourism – a change agent for kinder travel
This is not the first time our planet has seen faced a global catastrophes and it is unlikely to be the last. Āmiki are indigenous storytellers and our ancestors paved the way to explore opportunity and possibility. During this unprecedented time we have been looking to our indigenous wisdom and ways to guide collaborative decision making. We believe we have a great opportunity to imagine travel as a catalyst for good and to co-design with like minds the tools to rebuild a kinder, more inclusive way to travel. We are part of Takiwā Tourism, a cultural tourism collective based on the duty of care of New Zealand’s’ indigenous people (Māori). We are working in collaboration with other like minded partners and operators who view indigenous tourism as a change agent for a kinder way to travel.