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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 core...
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 paper submitted in the post. The...
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 & Potschin 2010: 110) What do we need for a ‘good life’? At one level, the answer to this question will differ for...
Find out about New Zealanders' attitudes toward conservation and the Department of Conservation, and their recreation activities on public conservation land, as surveyed in 2014. In 2014, 4,623 New Zealanders aged 18 years and over participated in a survey about their engagement with conservation, their views about DOC and its work...
Topics: Evaluation, Conservation, Environment, Natural Resources, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Sport & Recreation
Despite a long-held popular belief that nature is ‘healthy’ for people, exactly how or even whether this is true has only recently been subject to scientific scrutiny. This report reviews key literature relevant to the relationship between conservation and health and wellbeing (HWB) benefits, with a particular focus on public...
Find out about New Zealanders' attitudes toward conservation and the Department of Conservation, and their recreation activities on public conservation land, as surveyed in 2013. In 2013, 7307 New Zealanders participated in surveys about their attitudes toward conservation, their attitudes toward the Department of Conservation, and...
Topics: Research, Conservation, Environment, Natural Resources, Sport & Recreation, Information & Communications Technology
In 2012, the National Survey of New Zealanders captured the views of 3885 New Zealanders aged 18 years and over through a combination of telephone and online methods. The results of the 2012 survey are detailed in the following reports.
In 2011 the National Survey of New Zealanders captured the views of more than 3600 New Zealanders aged 18 years and over through a combination of telephone and online responses. The results of the 2011 survey are detailed in the following reports.
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Social Impact, Unemployment, Early Childhood Education, Conservation, Environment, Natural Resources, Sustainability, Healthcare, Life expectancy, Te Āo Māori
The focus of Statistics New Zealand’s 2009 report Measuring New Zealand’s Progress Using a Sustainable Development Approach: 2008 was to answer the question ‘How is New Zealand progressing towards or away from sustainable development?’. This brochure presents key findings from that report. It addresses the issue of sustainable...
Strengthening community capacity to undertake conservation work sharing conservation skills and knowledge
Working with communities to achieve conservation objectives is a key focus of the Department of Conservation (DOC). This report addresses how DOC can most effectively support communities to develop skills to carry out conservation work, particularly through sharing scientific and technical information. The study began with an...
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