COVID-19

UPDATE L2 LOCKDOWN as at 7 September 2021 – for more government information go to COVID-19.Govt.nz


Āmiki is operational for direct (2 – 12pax) and bespoke bookings (up to 20 pax) This means that all our tours will only run with people you know with one of our guides. This is because 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. Offering direct contact with us allows us to ensure that all your needs are met and you can pre book our tours with confidence. We are offering a COVID specific cancellation policy which includes a full refund 24 hours before departure. Please email cate@amiki.nz to book your Āmiki Cultural Tour Experience.

MANAAKITANGA
Care for all things, people and planet

KOTAHITANGA
Working together for the greater
good of all.

WHANAUNGATANGA
Meaningful connections
lead to a sense of belonging

TIKANGA
Our culture is the foundation how we
approach life

We continue to re-imagine our bespoke products and our urban adventure to support local and international travel
and our local business in Ōtautahi and Te Waipounamu.

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.

For more information or media comments please contact Cate Grace

We influence the future by how we preserve the past

Heritage Canterbury Awards, 2021
https://www.heritageawards.co.nz/2021-awards/2021-finalists/

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.

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