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OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

HERE AT RIVER RATS RAFT AND KAYAK WE MAKE OUR LIVING THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENT.

OUR AIM IS TO HAVE AS LITTLE IMPACT ON IT AS POSSIBLE AND TO POSITIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

River Rats are foundation members of the Rotorua Sustainable Charter.

The charter is a step by step approach, working to achieve environmental and social sustainability in local businesses.

River Rats owner Justin Hutton has served for many years on the charter management committee and is currently the Chairman.
River Rats have been members for over 20 years and have always tried to act in a sustainable manner. But now we are on a journey to take this to the next level, to not just be a sustainable business but a regenerative business and to leave our environment in a better state as a result of our operation.

 We are committed to a sustainable future and to improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community.

We are proud to be Qualmark Gold endorsed, we are also signatories to Tourism Industry Associations Tourism Sustainability Commitment.

We are committed to being Carbon Neutral by 2025

We are proud to support Predator Free Okere Falls, an initiative to eradicate introduced pests in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

We have been a sponsor of Department of Conservations Conservation Week for many years and run our own annual conservation event cleaning up the Ohau Channel.

We have sponsored predator free Okere Falls, an initiative to eradicate introduced pests in the Okere Falls Scenic reserve and we donate thousands of dollars in vouchers annually to various community organisations.

New Ohau Channel Cleanup image
a airplane that is parked on the side of a road

PLAY YOUR PART

Protect the environment for your own sake, for the sake of those who come after you, and for the environment itself.

Tiaki means to care for people and place.
New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it.

The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Toitu te whenua (Leave the land undisturbed)

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If you wish to calculate your own carbon emissions have a look at the following link:https://www.futurefit.nz/.

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