Kia ora. We're Ahika.


(Pronounced: a-he-kaa)

Ahika is a Māori word relating to sustaining the fire and keeping the home fires burning. 

For us, it means sustaining and enhancing our place and our communities.

You can check out what we do in our stories below.


We work in a variety of different areas.

Explore our sectors



Energy Resilience

Natural Environment

Food & Farms

Business & Climate

Community Engagement


Real People. Real Results.

Explore some of our stories


Find out how DCC's
community pools are saving energy.

Find out How a local wanaka sheep & beef farmer has moved away from the
conventional system.


Find out how community
engagement benefited the community & the Council.