Have your sayAotearoa 2050
What we've heard
Our roads, tunnels, bridges, railways, ports and airports help us to get around. In future we need to ensure that people and goods can get from place to place when needed.
It takes too long to get around our cities
It is too hard to access certain parts of the country
It is hard to use public transport in certain areas
It takes too long to build new transport options
It's expensive to move goods around the country
In 2050 moving around is faster and more reliable
It's taking longer to get from place to place and travel times are becoming more unpredictable. How should we make it easier, faster and more reliable to get around?
Enable people to live closer to their work
Make better use of the roads we have
Improve public transport
Build more roads
Reduce the need to travel
When making decisions about how we get around, what should we prioritise?
Drinking water, electricity, schools, hospitals and technology are all essential to our lives. We need a plan to get ahead and improve the things that are holding us back.
We are not using technology as well as we could
We can't afford houses where we want to live
We do not always have safe drinking water
We do not get good mobile & internet coverage everywhere
We have ageing schools and hospitals
In 2050 we have safe and reliable drinking water
The number of times when we've had a lack of water or it's been unsafe to drink is increasing. How should we ensure we have safe and reliable water in the future?
Maintain the water networks we have
Invest in our water networks
Make better use of our water networks
Use technology to save water
When making future decisions on how we get ahead, what's important to you?
I cannot but think, new technology not withstanding, that it lacks logic that on one hand we are expousing the need to cut emissions, provide housing, provide adequate infrastructure but have an economic model that is based on increased population that contributes significantly to these issues.
NZ's most significant challenges have occu
Appoint a (Cabinet) Minister of works tasked with ensuring that the fundamental infrastructure is both resilient and sustainable, (financially, socially and environmentally)
Do not include water in council rates to incentivise lower usage.
We are not yet taking decisive timely action on climate change
- Humans (and children in schools) need emotional and mental (re-) training to understand they don't need conditions or goods to make them happy
- We need to actively focus on and stimulate degrowth
1. Restablish state housing corporation.
2 Architect design excellent townhouses suitable for prefabrication.
3. Offer building (and other) apprenticeships in prisons to prefabricate homes.
4. Establish state building organisation to erect houses and offer employment and (completion of apprenticeships) to ex prisoners and others
We do not want 5G in NZ. We were not asked and we do not consent to being exposed to these dangerous microwaves 24/7.
The LED street lights are a huge waste of money. They give an awful light. The streets feel unsafe at night.
Glass milk bottles again
Government need to do something about this modern slavery. I don’t know where to go as i am owner operator Only option carry on or leave my field which I love to work.
We Studied years to jointelecommunications services. And invested $40k to start this small business. Now they r keep reducing our payments.
Get rid of the plumbers board
Get rid of regulations not make more
Encourage self build like the uk
Self builders shouldn’t pay gst on goods when building there own homes
Get rid of building inspectors put it in the hands of insurance 10 year warranty inspections like the uk
I paid £2.5k for my 10year warranty and all inspections each house probably has over a 100 photos in the file
We need common sense as nothing is working in nz
Can we stop using Aotearoa we live inNew Zealand. Why do you feel it necessary to use the nonname rather thanNew Zealand.
One of the main issues is benefits for too many. Too many people just using the system for what they can get rather than helping themselves to get back in their feet. It is too easy to blame the government and get them to bail them out.
Including good living wage for all healthcare workers and
teachers from early childhood education all the way through tertiary. And enough teachers
support workers need to be funded.
and ride are needed.
Reduce the charges made by real estate agents when selling a property.
Why are new houses not having rain water tanks put in?
Solar should be subsidised by the govt for what you generate. 8cents back isn’t a lot when your paying 30cents per unit.
Pay for recycling - other countries have machines that you can put your bottles/ cans into. It’s pays a few cents.
*2 Hospital, Doctors nd staff need all the help they can get from Gov't .
We cant live on roads or rail tracks, that's not going to help keep Families fed nd clothed with a roof ova their heads. Stop giving urselves pay rises
Instead, put it towards wat is needed
Focus of outcomes not processes - e.g. the current 34,000 NZers who fall ill from drinking their councils water each year is a a bad outcome. NZers don't care where their council followed the processes, - they care about the outcome.
Get the Ministry of Health involved again in ensuring NZers are reliably supplied with potable water.
One people One Country.
Reduce intensive farming that costs too much water
Allow more people to be off the grid
Make immigrants pay a large amount of money to come and use the infrastructure that is already here.
Perhaps waste water needs to be upgraded
The way we build houses is totally inefficient and expensive.
pumping our water and selling it
We cannot discuss water and planet
Also if we charge city dwellers for water we should charge farmers as well. We need less intensification in dairy farming in particular
Find solutions for having water with a better level of nitrate, especially in Canterbury, without waiting for another 60years to do it!! Like giving the means to farmers to use less pollutant fertilisers and pesticides.
No chlorine, no fluoride in tap water. Let people have the choice of taking fluoride tablets if they choose to.
Also pretty miffed this survey made me focus on water and did not let me comment on other issues - especially housing.
Better understand root cause of issues & make the farmers / factories accountable for the impact of their waste and spraying.
None of these solve that we can't swim in rivers anymore because of toxic algae. Take care of our water from the source, so we can all enjoy our water again.
Farming is a big issue and I don't see it mentioned here.
Our country is growing, technology is changing and climate change is impacting our lives. We need to look after the things we have already built and get ready for the future.
Our smaller towns struggle to pay for infrastructure
Our cybersecurity needs to be taken more seriously
Our key infrastructure is vulnerable to natural disasters
Our cities can't keep up with growth
Our lack of recycling means we create too much waste
In 2050 we have prepared for the impacts of climate change
Significant and damaging events like floods, droughts and storms are becoming more frequent as our climate is changing. How should we prepare for climate change and reduce how these events affect our homes, communities and businesses?
Improve our resilience to climate change events
Increase the use of technology
Reduce the use of fossil fuels
Produce less waste
When making future decisions on how we get ready, what's important to you?
The scores won't change unless we do something.
We don't need luxury apartments and town houses. We don't need mansions. We just need stable, healthy homes which will do the job.
Property investors are allowed to claim large rents for poor housing unconstrained
One people One Country.
restructure cities (town planing) and invest in Cooperative Housing (renting / no ownership) government local government and self organised cooperatives.
A housing cooperative, is a legal entity, usually a cooperative or a corporation, which owns real estate, consisting of one or more residential buildings. It operates under the cooperative legal framework that usually exists at the regional or national level. Furthermore, cooperatives are the only form of entrepre
- We focus too much on 'growth' instead of on stimulating degrowth.
I see a lot of recyclable materials going in private bin Services.
Major road works being currently done with no allowance for cycles/walking or horse use.
2. Need approaches and processes to develop options and make decisions taking a integrated system view, not just considering single issues out of context.
3. How to overcome the tendency to think and act for the short term (ie a single electoral term).
4. How to get local and central government working in more complementary fashion.
and infrastructure problems. Some of these differ between regions and some are common to
all. These include failures of both central and local government over many decades and include
(as examples): the intensification of dairying in Canterbury, government funded irrigation
schemes, the failure to develop an NPS-FM, lack of regulation of farming practices, lack of
enforcement by regional
Have a place near the dump where people can buy cheaply what's been dumped and reusable. It means more jobs, less waste, more money for the council.
Take into consideration people's opinion and seek their opinion for technology, which was not done in the past, for example installing 5G everywhere in Christchurch.
Longterm education plans only - investment in early childhood (first 1000 days study), removal of modern learning environments except at 'special character schools' who have elected this model with community consultation, funding schools based on need of the students, more support for staff in low decile schools (actual support too no
Better designated land use is required, with allocation for crop & varied animal ( reduce diary) farming.
Reduce power of profit driven building companies, with direction to build more compact multiunit housing.
make the environmental impact of product / supply chain more transparent. Education & labelling (see EU regulations)
Teaching people to cook food from scratch (would help nz poor health/obesity issues too).
Ensuring electronic goods are built to last & can be repaired. Train the next generation to fix electronic goods & keep things for a long time.
Look into the fashion industry, consider modernising / less waste
solutions not long term robust solutions.
We need to have universities, schools and other learning institutions teach more of the basic skills needed to deliver on all aspects of the IC Report
Renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, could be part of our communities from off-the-grid council buildings to compulsory solar for all new builds.
We need to not just look to the future, but envision the potential.
Every person leaves a huge footprint on our planet.
Towns need to be designed smarter; shops, services nearby (walking/biking distance) where people live. ie small neighbourhood shops rather then commercial centres a distance away
2. Fund innovation that creates entirely new industries focused on anything that combats climate change, pollution, social inequity. Change education to produce thinkers & problem solvers instead of people expecting to be told what to do.
We need to be able to transport our animal family members. Currently owners have to have access to private transport as the only mode of transport for these family members. This needs to be addressed.
We can explore where would all the electricity come from before pushing for everything electric that is not destroying the environnement.
Look more into residential small wind generators.
Tax the rich
More user pays
More public transport
Hurry up where’s the urgency
Also we need a national recycling facility. Our recycling is incredibly shoddy for a "clean and green" country.
Another idea is to embrace our role as protector of the pacific, and become highly active internationally while we have the jacinda spotlight to lobby big fish countries to care about our small pacific neighbours
Start visualising our goals by using giant video screens at traffic ? light intersections.
Theyre advertising products and services for individual businesses for customers but we need advertising to make our roads, air and people safe and issues related around those.
Thanks ? ?
There is a huge part of the population who don’t know how to cook / eat well.
I am surprised in how being overweight in New Zealand is now normalised.
Healthy population (ours is not) will save money that be spent on other issues like infrastructure & climate change.
Irrigation, cities and town, generation of electricity
Agriculture move livestock around hugely in large trucks. this should be constrained. Creates health issues as well as transport issues
Logging trucks move wood around large distances on road. Create one/two more ports/ better closer port facilities in more places. Emphasise and help improve importance of NZ adding value to wood here rather than going abroad and then importing expensive products back
Secondly - Get rail up and running so to get rid of Trucks off our roads.
One people One Country.
The street next to mine once a year for the past 9 years has dotted lines painted either side as though something is about to happen.
Footpaths are currently uneven (accomodating cars coming out of driveways), invisible from driveways due to high, non transparent fencings, encroached with vegetation leading to a lot of school traffic as walking is frankly unsafe. Experienced been taken off sidewalk by cars several times.
Not enough safe pedestrian crossings on main roads meaning a lot of detours to cross safe. Results in people not walking.
Cycle lanes won't cut it. Fluffy ideas from overseas don't necessarily work here.
Forestry has terrible effects on nature, top soil and water quality and quantity
Daily and night trains to Auckland would be good too.
North shore to city has no bike access.
Suburban roads too narrow and cracked up
This includes health , councils , resource management, sovereignty claims etc .
These issues are decisive and racist in themselves .
Encouraging people to work remotely from areas that are less populated so you decrease traffic problems.
Encourage people to live in the countryside by helping small business that can employ more people.
We need to invest in a far more frequent, faster, reliable National and regional public transport system. It should not take 7 hours to train to Wellington! It’s a 45min trip on a better train system! We can take the lessons from cities larger than ours to make this happen. More people could live outside of their city and commute if this was the case. more money would then be spent in provincial areas support local businesses.
Why not build on a great train network connecting all part of the country.
I would be thrilled to sit for two hours on a train, can finish my work, sleep or read a book, busses are also in need of an overhaul. the night bus in Auckland was great has been reduced - was too expensive and not frequently enough.
little mangawhai has A free bus in summer, now we have No bus
If everyone lives near their work we create small insular communities. Make travel easier.
Improve cheap efficient public transport to tourist & recreation destinations
Jusr because something done in Australia doesn't mean we have to do it here!!!
The need to be seen to be doing something is costly and time consuming.
Auckland Transport need to spend less time looking for a problem that doesn't need solving. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Too many roads are dug up multiple times having spent months working on them
Do not build more roads. Instead invest in better public transport systems.
Avoid rush hours and Spread the load on the roads by
Have different start and finish times for different schools, run evening clinics at hospitals. Utilise public assets mire hours of the day. Encourage business to start and finish early or late
Also people who have jobs which require long distance travel. Buses are very expensive for long distances, and I believe that they should be subsidy based services. The Christchurch bus service os quite good and offers free tickets within 2 hours of first ticket. This could be extended. Auckland transpo
Continue working from home as much as possible
We need to keep nature and our need for it constantly in mind when making decisions about where and how people live. Fast tracking doesn't allow time to consider consequences. Green zones are vital and need to be part of the plan. Re-zoning productive farmland is also not the answer to housing a rapidly increasing population.
Encourage cycling especially in primary and secondary schools.
Make public transport free and improve the links within cities and towns and inter city and towns.
One small solution that could really help are over bridges for Pedestrians.
There are 7 primary schools, 1 Intermediate school and 1 High School . Creating a lot of young pedestrians crossing at traffic lights contributing to the congestion.
Traffic slows to a stop to allow people to cross. Often it stops for just the one person .