Where to from here? How we ensure the future wellbeing of land and people

Closed 18 Oct 2022

Opened 5 Oct 2022


Land is a taonga. It is intrinsically linked to the health of the wider environment and to people’s lives and livelihoods. For many years Aotearoa New Zealand’s land has been under pressure. If current trends continue, pressures on our land could increase – affecting both its health and the wellbeing of future generations.

Why we are consulting

We want your input into our long-term insights briefing to Parliament on how we ensure the future wellbeing of our land and people. 

Read a short summary of the draft briefing [PDF, 923 KB]

Read the full consultation document on the draft briefing [PDF, 5.5 MB]

What happens next

The consultation closed on 18 October 2022.

The feedback received from this consultation will help the Ministry refine what is covered in the final briefing. It is expected that the briefing will be presented to the Minister for the Environment before the end of 2022. The Minister will then submit the briefing to Parliament’s Environment Committee for consideration and debate.