Te Mauri Hikahika o te Taiao – the life force of nature is vibrant and vigorous. The vision we set out for this strategy is not only for the return of health to the natural world in a way that we can measure but also for the return of a health and vibrancy that we can feel, touch, smell and hear, as well as an emotional reconnection with nature. Central to this vision is the recognition that people are a part of nature – and that we can only thrive when nature thrives. Achieving Te Mauri Hikahika o te Taiao is possible if we all work together. There is a place for everyone living in Aotearoa New Zealand to help restore the mauri (life force) of nature, ensuring that it is healthy for ourselves, our families, communities and cultures, as well as for future generations.