Kaitiakitanga is the Māori concept for guardianship, relating closely to natural resources like our land, sea and waterways.
We rely on the earth and these resources to survive, making us responsible for ensuring we minimise the impact we create. We all have a responsibility to be Kaitiaki of our surrounding environment, and this extends to both our staff and guests.
We CARE for the environment and take great pride in being Kaitiaki for the sky, the waterways and the land we use. We have taken active measures to minimise the impact we create which we invite you to learn more about below.
We SHARE our journey with you and hope you will adopt basic measures to lessen the impacts you may have on the environment. Our sustainability will be an ongoing journey, improving with both time and experience.
We DARE you to make simple environmental changes within your own lives and become Kaitiaki of the land we know and love. Not only for those living here in New Zealand but also to our Manuhiri (visitors) from near and far.
THE VELOCITY VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
We think before we buy. Informed buying decisions can help us reduce the amount of raw materials used in the production of manufactured goods. We only use natural and organic cleaning products onsite.
We think before we discard. Recycling and composting as much waste as possible can reduce the amount going into landfills, air and noise pollution. We incorporate a recycling centre within the park. The recycling bins provided for customers are itemised based on our recycling centre.
We protect wildlife and natural habitats. Our Velocity Valley grounds are maintained in a way that is environmentally sensitive, helping to reduce noise and emissions, and preserving the natural environment around our premises. We ensure birds, insects and native plants thrive, and run-off doesn’t impact the environment around us. Over the last 20 years we have actively maintained the vegetation on the river banks surrounding Velocity Valley, planting native trees and shrubs around this area.
We are committed to educating and growing happy, well informed staff – they are a crucial asset to our business success and the tourist experience. Our business will train them, make customers and guests aware, and inform them how they can actively participate in kaitiakitanga.
DID YOU KNOW:
Agrojet: Our jet sprint boats have been equipped with Catalytic Converter which assist with breaking down the carbon monoxide emissions. Also our purpose built jet sprint track helps prevent erosion which is normally associated with jet boating on rivers.
Freefall Xtreme: A single 90 second experience on Freefall Xtreme uses 4ltr of diesel compared to a actual skydiving flight which consumes approx. 100lts of fuel. You will also receive a longer flying experience with FFX over an actual free fall with a 12,000 ft skydive jump.
Shweeb Racer: Is the cleanest mode of adventure ride within New Zealand. The Shweeb uses zero fuel, creates no pollution and uses minimal electricity. In 2010 Shweeb was selected by Google as the most innovative future eco-friendly form of public transportation.