Aukaha originates from : kia kaha, au kaha - Unite, bind together
Two men engaged in lashing, would say "kia kaha" so he pushed the line through and then as both pulled together the other would say "au kaha"
Aukaha is mandated by kā Rūnaka to work on behalf of Manawhenua in the area of environmental health.(Beattie 1920b)
A good phrase to encourage people to unite and bind/work together
Aukaha is a stand-alone commercial consultancy and is independent of regional and district councils. The consultancy provides an efficient and timely service to clients on a user pays basis.
Aukaha has protocols with the Otago Regional Council and all district councils in Otago, which set out the process for facilitating Kāi Tahu engagement in the councils’ resource consent and plan change processes.
We believe this name reflects our way of working. Aukaha is well positioned to continue to grow from a sound base to serve its shareholders and clients. You will notice our logo has remained the same, this is a further reflection of our work and the interaction between the land and water, both of which in a healthy state are vital for our future.Kāi Tahu ki Otago Ltd (KTKO Ltd) is an iwi consultation service based in Otago that works for Manawhenua in the areas of environmental health.
KTKO is wholly owned by the four Papatipu Rūnanga of Otago, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou and Hokonui Rūnanga.
KTKO Ltd advocates for Kāi Tahu environmental and cultural aspirations in resource management; facilitates consultation with Kāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga; and supports Māori hauora (health) and wellbeing.