Find out about our partnership With Te Hapū O Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki and sustainability projects.
Our Partnership With Te Hapū O Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki
Connected to New Zealand’s second largest city by tunnel and hill passes, Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour is the southern edge of a great extinct volcano that created Banks Peninsula. Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki hold guardianship over the harbour and have worked closely with ChristchurchNZ and SailGP to bring the event to life. ChristchurchNZ and SailGP are committed to continuing to build and foster an understanding of Te Ao Māori and cement an enduring relationship with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki. We will work together to engage with the hapū for guidance and direction around matters of tikanga and kawa, to ensure the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is carried out in a way that upholds cultural integrity and ensures local communities are given meaningful opportunities to engage with and benefit from the successful hosting of the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix.
We recognise that the principle of intergenerational impact is critical to ChristchurchNZ’s success and is informed by the stated intent of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us.
Keep an eye on this space in the coming months to find out more about this partnership and our collaborations.
Purpose And Impact
SailGP is the first climate-positive sports and entertainment property and will be 100% powered by clean energy by 2025. The championship is built on renewable energy – powered by wind, water, and human strength. Their sustainability goals are aligned with Christchurch’s goals for achieving carbon neutrality. Sustainability also underlies many of the legacy projects as outcomes for the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix.
Additional information about sustainability initiatives will be published over the coming months.