Our beachfront location means that we at Napier Beach TOP 10 are very aware of the need to act responsibly to protect our environment and preserve our ocean for the benefit of future generations.
All trees, plants and shrubs were planted by us to help make our park the tranquil Holiday Park it is today – appreciated by guests, visitors, cyclists (we are based at the end of a cycleway) native birds and animal life. We have an initiative as park to make a conscious effort to add 200 new plants to the park each year for the next three years – that’s an additional 600 plants!
In order to reduce our carbon foot print we employ the use of solar heating, recycling, composting and use of products that are biodegradable or have recyclable packaging. We have begun using suppliers who focus on sustainability – one of our large suppliers has been working with the EECA to establish some big bold sustainability goals and has even employed an Energy Management Graduate! We compost all of our scraps from our on site Cafe, reuse our coffee grinds, remulch our greenery back into our gardens and have a goal of installing EV chargers by 2024 and reducing our gas and fuel by 10% each year as a Park. We have on site draining / water containment and we are aiming to join up with the council sewer system rather than our own within two years. We have begun introducing water pressure reducers into all showers and have metered shows in our amenity blocks to help encourage water conservation. We’re also in the process of an effective heating replacement throughout the park, replacing our room lights with LED lighting and installing sensors in rooms for lights to assist with reducing power wastage.
We take pride in maintaining a clean, green natural setting for our guests and staff to enjoy. Our aim is to provide our guests with the best stay possible whilst maintaining the lowest impact possible on the environment.
We have recently adapted to using the phrase Kaitiakitanga and Manaakitanga which means to care for, protect and manage our piece of Aotearoa.
Kaitiaki means guardian. This can be a person or group that cares for an area such as a lake, a beach or in our case, a Holiday Park. Kaitiakitanga means guardianship and protection, a deep relationship between humans and the natural world.
It is a way of managing the environment, based on the Māori world view and focuses on authority and responsibility. Kaitiakitanga is concerned with sustainability of our environment and utilising its benefits.