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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...
Topics: Evaluation, Economic Growth, Productivity, Social Impact, Natural Resources, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Innovation
During consultation on our draft 2013/14 work programme, the Primary Production Committee asked us to consider looking at the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP). In particular, the Committee was concerned about the transparency of PGP, including how well it was being managed and was achieving its objectives. The Auditor-General decided to...
Topics: Evaluation, Food Security, Natural Resources, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Disease, Hazards, Healthcare, Science & Technology
20 August 2014 Dr Roger Blakeley Chief Planning Officer Auckland Council Dear Dr Blakeley In February this year, on behalf of several Councils, you made similar requests to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA), the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), and the Ministry of Health, to review the scientific evidence for and...
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...
4 Mar 2014
Topics: Monitoring, Natural Resources, Local Government, Policy, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Science & Technology
This report describes the microbiological and chemical quality of water in New Zealand drinking-water supplies serving populations of more than 100 people, and progress towards meeting the requirements of the Health Act 1956, from July 2012 to June 2013.
31 Jan 2014
Making sure people have clean water to drink is an important step towards public health. In the past, public health management of supplies relied largely on monitoring the quality of the water produced by individual water suppliers to check that it complied with the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand (DWSNZ). While monitoring is...
1 Jan 2014
Topics: Social Impact, Healthcare, Monitoring, Evaluation, Public Service, Food Security, Natural Resources
This document has been developed to help you to prepare a water safety plan (formerly known as a Public Health Risk Management Plan, PHRMP) for your small drinking-water supply. The document provides a qualitative narrative and a series of worksheets to assist in this exercise. You are also encouraged to refer to the Water Safety Plan...
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...
30 Oct 2012
Topics: Community Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Transport, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Local Government, Healthcare, Whānau, Arts and Culture, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Sport & Recreation
In 2009 the Families Commission and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) recognised the key role local government has in influencing and enhancing outcomes for families’ wellbeing in their communities. While acknowledging the challenges councils face in bringing life to community outcomes and expectations, we also saw a great opportunity...
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