We are a nation of people who pride ourselves on standing up for what we believe in. . .
In all of these cases, we have acted with integrity not because it was the easy course of action, but because it was the right thing to do. Because we look after people. Because we are kaitiaki – guardians and stewards who look after the land, people and place. Many of us have a deep sense of connection to our land. This extends beyond the picturesque postcards and sweeping vistas from Lord of the Rings, to the pockets of humble Kiwi bush dotted across farmland and the one-third of New Zealand’s land mass that has some form of protection for conservation values. Alina Siegfried