The Strategy and Influence team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has embarked on a new workstream to ensure Ngāi Tahu continues to progress culturally and economically through climate change.

This is the first time we have addressed climate change directly as a workstream. And we are aiming to develop a strategy to better respond to climate change.

To do this, we first need to gain an understanding of what whānau know about climate change, so that we can be well-informed to better respond to its effects.

The first stage for this programme was to send a survey to all Ngāi Tahu whānau. You should have received this email earlier in July.

If you have not received the email please email [email protected] and we can provide you with the link. We would like to get as many responses as possible.

Following this survey, we will be visiting each Papatipu Rūnanga to get more feedback. Further information about climate change will be distributed closer to the time.