At Mercury we recognise and respect the close links that iwi have with natural resources, including water and the tupuna awa relationship held by the Waikato River iwi.

Our relationships with iwi are based on shared values and a long-term focus. In every area of our business we respect the kaitiakitanga (guardianship) approach of our partners and iwi.


We work with iwi in a number of different ways, including the commercial partnerships we have with Māori land trusts for our geothermal developments.

We also establish and support a range of programmes with iwi and other regional organisations such as educational initiatives, environmental and ecological restoration projects and a range of Māori cultural support initiatives.