Projects tagged with Environment
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12 Apr 2017
The report is in two sections. The first is a summary report written from the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor with the assistance of the Departmental Science Advisors from the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment. This overview avoids technical detail but tries to explain the...
In 2016, 4,131 New Zealanders aged 18 years and over participated in a survey about their engagement with conservation, their views about DOC and its work, and their use of public conservation lands and waters, including historic sites. Participants had the option to complete the questionnaire online or on...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Emissions, Environment, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Drugs & Alcohol, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) provides insight into New Zealanders’ tobacco-related behaviours and attitudes, including their awareness of the Government’s goal for reducing the smoking prevalence to less than 5% by 2025. In the 2012 HLS, 43% of respondents reported that they were aware...
Topics: Research, Housing & Homelessness, Environment, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Local Government, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
In recent years, New Zealand’s population has grown at one of the fastest rates in the OECD. Most of this growth has been concentrated in cities, especially Auckland. Growing populations need more housing, yet New Zealand cities have struggled to provide enough land to meet this demand. This includes new land (eg, greenfields at...
In 2015, 4075 New Zealanders aged 18 years and over participated in a survey about their engagement with conservation, their views about DOC and its work, and their use of public conservation lands and waters, including historic sites. Participants had the option to complete the questionnaire online or on...
HPA’s SunSmart programme encourages New Zealanders to reduce excessive sun exposure by staying in the shade, as well as adopting other sun protection behaviours. In addition to promoting individual responsibility for sun protection, HPA also works to encourage sun-safe environments. Councils have the opportunity to consider...
The nature of wellbeing: how nature’s ecosystem services contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealand and New Zealanders’
Topics: Research, Conservation, Environment, Natural Disasters, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Sport & Recreation
No matter who we are or where we live, our well-being depends on the way ecosystems work (Haines-Young &...
This research looked at current practice in environmental education in New Zealand schools using a range of methods. Three key goals of the research were to: analyse and present characteristics of environmental education practice in New Zealand schools to inform schools'...
16 Dec 2014
with: Ministry of Health: MoH
Topics: Evaluation, Environment, Households, Disease, Healthcare, Children, Pacific People, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
Household crowding is linked to a number of health conditions, including rheumatic fever, meningococcal disease, respiratory infections including pneumonia and skin infections (eg, cellulitis), as well as elevated blood pressure and increased risk of childhood injuries. This report was commissioned by the...
The overall objective of this project was to identify how the Department of Conservation (the Department, DOC) can best meet the needs of current and potential visitors using booked or non-booked (free for all – but could become bookable in the future) accommodation. The specific research objectives were to:
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