Guardians of New Zealand protect country for future generations

Adam Lowe

A team of British-based New Zealand travel specialists have been awarded a new job title: ‘Guardians of New Zealand’. The team from New Zealand in Depth were honoured following their Tiaki project, designed to protect the country for posterity.

New Zealand is Britain’s favourite long haul destination, according to the 2018 Telegraph Travel awards, in part because of its natural beauty (which has made it the setting for The Lord of the Rings and King Kong) and wildlife.

New Zealand’s Tourism Minister Hon Kelvin Davis has launched the initiative, with support from Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand, the Department of Conservation, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Local Government New Zealand, New Zealand Māori Tourism, Tourism Holdings Ltd and the team at New Zealand in Depth!

Credit: Sally Lilly, Guardian of New Zealand at New Zealand in Depth

Guardian of New Zealand Sally Lilly, who works at New Zealand In Depth, said, ‘We are proud to be part of this project and will continue to pledge our support in organising trips that support New Zealand’s special culture and conservation projects across the country. Tiaki means “to care and protect” in Māori – an ethos we feel must be fundamental to New Zealand as a tourism destination.’

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About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.