People and place: ensuring the wellbeing of every generation

Closed 20 May 2022

Opened 5 May 2022


Our collective wellbeing is intrinsically linked to te taiao (the natural environment).

We would love to hear your aspirations for the future of the whenua (land) as a source of wellbeing for every generation.

We are seeking feedback on the:

  • importance of land in your everyday life today
  • importance of land for the wellbeing of tomorrow’s generations
  • places you use and value
  • barriers and challenges you face in making environmentally sustainable choices.

The information you provide will contribute to public debate on long-term issues and future decision-making.

Read the full consultation document [PDF, 1.1 MB]

What happens next

The feedback received from this consultation will help the Ministry refine what it looks at within the proposed topic for the Briefing. 

During the development of the Briefing, the Ministry intends to undertake targeted engagement with individuals and/or groups that have an in-depth interest in the topic. If you would like to hear more about this and/or be further involved in the development of this Briefing, please contact us using the details below. Once a draft Briefing is prepared, the Ministry will again seek feedback from the public. 

After that second round of consultation is taken into consideration, the final Briefing will be presented to Parliament. This is expected to happen in the latter half of 2022. The Minister for the Environment will submit the Briefing to Parliament’s Environment Committee for consideration and debate. 

If you have any queries, please email