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

Closed 18 Oct 2022

Opened 5 Oct 2022

Results updated 21 Feb 2023

From 5 to 18 October 2022, the Ministry for the Environment consulted on its draft Long-Term Insights Briefing. The topic of the draft briefing was the future of land and people’s relationship with it.   

We received 27 submissions. They helped inform the final version of the briefing, which was released in February 2023. 

Read the summary of submissions

Read the final version of the briefing

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


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.

We asked for your input into our Long-term Insights Briefing 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]

For more information about the briefings, see He Puka Whakamārama i te Pae Tawhiti | Long-term Insights Briefings [Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission website]

What happens next

The final briefing will be considered by a Parliamentary select committee in 2023.