What we've heard

Responses: 23562

Issues

Getting around

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

54%
33%
11%
3%

It is too hard to access certain parts of the country

30%
39%
23%
9%

It is hard to use public transport in certain areas

58%
28%
11%
4%

It takes too long to build new transport options

60%
28%
7%
5%

It's expensive to move goods around the country

34%
41%
13%
11%

Ideas

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

48%
33%
15%
4%

Make better use of the roads we have

43%
26%
27%
3%

Improve public transport

75%
16%
9%
1%

Build more roads

28%
23%
44%
5%

Reduce the need to travel

58%
30%
10%
2%

Priorities

When making decisions about how we get around, what should we prioritise?

Jobs

30%
38%
24%
5%
3%

Planet

55%
24%
12%
5%
5%

People

30%
33%
22%
8%
7%
Anon, Auckland
Decision making about priorities for investment is poor and lacks transparency.
Brad, Bay of Plenty
There are not enough over taking lanes and too many slow drivers. Slow drivers need to be ticked since they hold up traffic, cause other drivers to become impatient and over take in dangerous ways. Also people should be incouraged to report drivers who drive way under the limit and then speed up in overtaking lanes.
Vaughan, Southland
Detour and alternative highway routes should be inspected regularly e.g SH90 and SH 8 (especially for water tables and surface water run off causing slips) and for capacity and perfomance. The cost and duration of detours and delays should considered in the business case for a 3 Lane-ing SH1 the length of NZ. where possible alternating passing lanes or on known tourist or hill routes (e.g SH6 between Frankton and Wye Creek). Passing lanes could be listed on maps to promote safe passing and to re
David Bewick, Wellington
There is a major problem with the location of the Wellington Railway Station, and the time it takes to switch over to other modes of transport - i.e. buses. "Light Rail" will not solve the transition time issue from heavy rail to light rail. I recommend the existing heavy rail be extended to Courtenay Place, the to the Newtown Hospital, then to the Airport.
Anon, Auckland
We need to invest in smarter transport options. Trains and trams and ferries work so, so much better than buses and trucks. Let's invest in clean trains, trams and ferries. This infastructure will also last longer and be more viable in the long term.
Anon, Nelson
simplify & speed up the resource management act & cut all excessive costs so the maximum amount of money is available to spend wisely on projects
David Bridson, Waikato
We need to prioritise rail and trucking in areas served by rail. We need to build new rail lines and reactive closed ones.
kim hampson, Auckland
Cycling on the roads is dangerous. More cycling and less cars should be supported. More public transport that can carry passengers with bikes. And more public bikes.
R Christie, Bay of Plenty
Fix state highway katikati - tauranga its a disgusting hazard, no other majour city has one lane into it. We are sick of your excuses, fix it. We dont need buses, they dont get used, we dont want to use them in the rain and are sick of being confronted with homless beggers and sexual violence when we do use a bus. Fix the real isssue and stop pushing buses that wont get used.
Anon, Wellington
we have too much emphasis on road traffic as main means of transport.
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
Jurijs Rudnickis, Manawatū-Whanganui
I have several questions please! I was not born in New Zealand. Well the point is that my oath of allegiance was and remains to the Queen of New Zealand, not the “Queen of Aotearoa” and I applied and was granted the citizenship of New Zealand, not the “citizenship of Aotearoa”. Recalling the process of my application, the swearing ceremony, its word and common sense, I cannot recall that I was to become an “Aotearoan Citizen”, my application and the swearing ceremony and my signature
Anon, Otago
Public transport does not exisit in some rapidly growing areas e.g. Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes and connect cities and towns. Same applies to to bus companies such as Intercity. Visitors and locals have to rely on using motor vehicles to get anywhere. EV cars also not an option here due to distances etc.
Isaac, Wellington
There is a lack of reliable or quick cross country public transport.
Anon, Manawatū-Whanganui
There needs to be double railway tracks the length of New Zealand with freight and high speed electric passenger trains.
Anon, Wellington
Firstly our country's name is NEW ZEALAND-not Aotearoa ( South Islands name?)
Secondly - Get rail up and running so to get rid of Trucks off our roads.
Anon, Otago
Abolish the Treaty of Waitangi and start treating everyone equal. Stop the racism and bending over backwards to the Iwis who are already getting millions from the Go'vt. We are all born in the same country and no one should be treated any different because of the ethnicity or race. We are stating to ne a segregated country.
One people One Country.
Anon, Canterbury
Our transport system is too reliant on the private motor vehicle. This is inefficient and not sustainable.
Anon, Auckland
So any road works happening which is so disruptive taking do long . Toss tarsealed to be tipped up fo another job. Waste of time and resources. So many people looking at cones so people dont move them.
Anon, Auckland
Here's the problem you're going face. Ever since the creation of the super city Auckland Council has spent billions of frivolous road and town centre projects. In Henderson for instance they've painted the whole inserection blue!!! and moved the roadside parking over by one lane all because they want to be seen to doing something about climate change.
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.
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Anon, Auckland
These are oddly framed question and answer options that don't make sense. I've no doubt they're designed so that city planners and councillers can say 'the public tell us we need to spend much more money on infrastructure and therefore raise rates/tax way above inflation for years to come to build cycleways and pedestrianised shopping area and charge motorists to enter the CBD as well as endless delays owing to treaty commitments.
Kate Campbell, Canterbury
Public transport is inaccessible as it is expensive, inconvenient, and slow
Donald Holder, Auckland
Infrastructure planning and consultation takes too long. Every piece of infrastructure we desperately need gets held up while multiple reports, initial business cases, detailed business cases, and other documents are consulted upon, compiled, debated, and finally produced, only to be ignored or followed by a new round of reporting. The light rail debacle is a good example where proven technology already exists and a simple system could be installed tomorrow.
Anon, Otago
There has been an excessive commitment of resources to Auckland. There should be a more equitable funding of regional projects
silvia spieksma, Auckland
Need massive improvements on safe connected cycle networks and footpaths.
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.
Raymond McHalick, Hawke’s Bay
Reduce truck freight and prioritise rail. Also find a way to reorganise log destinations. There seems to be log laden trucks traveling in both directions on our roads.
Anon, Auckland
Auckland needs to focus on what it really needs to move people around the city. Until we have proper high speed trains connecting cities like Hamilton to South and Whangarei to the north allowing people live outside Auckland taking pressure off housing and the roads, then we're just going going to go around in circles. Until we can do something like this then cars will be the reality whether we like it or not.
Cycle lanes won't cut it. Fluffy ideas from overseas don't necessarily work here.
Don Babe, Canterbury
The under utilisation of our railway network.
Rachael K, Bay of Plenty
Restrict greenfield developments unless there is planned or current public transport options for connecting them to existing areas of cities.
John Dickson, Otago
The questions relating to transport in this survey all beg the same answer. It would, I think, be better if the questions asked respondents to rate major issues in order of importance/priority. To me river quality is more important than transport but your current questions will not reveal this.
Sitara Morgenster, Northland
Too many trees are cut down willy nilly;
Forestry has terrible effects on nature, top soil and water quality and quantity
Anon, Auckland
When you build new roads, rail etc DON'T BUILD AT NIGHT WHEN PEOPLE ARE SLEEP!!!!!!!! I and my neighbours around me were victims of this for six years whilst the North Western motorway was being widened. If people don't get proper sleep and they operate machinery then that is a HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUE!! Now this may be alright for city leaders living in nice leafy suburbs but not for people like me.
Anon, Tasman
Nelson Airport should have an own exit coming from Richmond
Anon, Nelson
Encourage people to buy locally produced goods eg by displaying the transport distance involved on goods and advertising “buy local”
Anon, Waikato
Building new roads is a recipe for disaster. Look up what "induced demand" does. We must accept that New Zealand can't accept exponential growth in population and put more priority on public transport
Anon, Wellington
We don't have the funding to support long-term innovative solutions
Anon, Wellington
Extend electric passenger trains from Waikanae to Otaki - more trains to Palmerston North and also extend to Whanganui.
Daily and night trains to Auckland would be good too.
Adam Snitch, Auckland
We need to make it harder to drive and easier to use public transport. People will not use new public transport if we keep building them wider roads and subsidising parking in city centres. Keep public owned parking to a minimum and force people onto public transport options.
Anon, Otago
To much council money being wasted on running buses at off peak times with no passengers. I see this in Dunedin and Queenstown and it is not very good for the environment or the cost to rate payers. While needed it is important to look at when and where buses are needed and not run them when they are not being used.
Anon, Auckland
Not enough electric vehicles - private and public tramsport. (Re pollution)
North shore to city has no bike access.
Suburban roads too narrow and cracked up
Anon, Wellington
Transport corridors are still primarily streamlined for car traffic and where multi-modal transformations have been made they are often not well thought out, resulting in disconnected segments and/or lack of amenities needed by multi-modal travelers, such as toilets, water, waste/recycling bins, adjacent land use changes etc.
Anon, Auckland
Cut cost on public transport
Rowan , Auckland
Too many single occupancy vehicles - ban them from city centers.
Kate, Wellington
Too much reliance on carbon heavy plane travel. Invest in a national high speed rail service. Linking key economic hubs.
Anon, Wellington
Use trains for freight. More train lines to the regions. Improve all public transport between centres and within urban areas
Deborah Platts-Fowler, Wellington
Public transport is a priority for reducing pollution
Anon, Auckland
Public transport is too expensive
Anon, Auckland
Easy of buying tickets to use public transport. Being able to buy a singel to return tickets using an app on you don't have an AT hop card. If I ever forgot my card i cant catch the bus home and i end up having to taxi. And friends who normally drive but want to use busses on a night out can't use it because they don't have a hop card. Gets very inconvenient if you don't use it on a daily basis and therefore simply don't use busses and such.
Anon, Auckland
The cost of transport is too high
Anon, Auckland
NZ already has a light rail system. Just expand or double track the existing light rail. system.
Anon, Wellington
Factor in supporting/ regeneration of thriving regions and rural areas when developing and considering options.
Anon, Northland
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Anon, Wellington
We are overreliant on roads. Where's the rail?
Marisol Valenzuela-Dillen, Auckland
The volume of vehicles in Auckland cause delays, traffic jams and pollution. Many vehicles on the road don’t comply with safety and ecological standards. More screening on cars, buses, tracks, especially transport of goods is needed. Old unsafe and contaminating cars should be banned. Owning a vehicle is a responsibility and drivers must earn this right. Less accidents, less pollution, less congested roads will follow. Better and faster public transport and safe cycling lanes are essential.
Anon, Canterbury
We take to long to educate people to be proactive.
Anon, Auckland
There’s too many people driving around while on their phones. The worst I’ve seen is tablets mounted on the dashboard and people watching tv shows/movies etc while driving at 100km/h. There needs to be a system like they have in Australia where there are cameras that catch people on their phones and fine them
Jean Bertram , Auckland
We have an unused harbour. Small electric ferries leaving frequently for Auckland Central from all points round the coast. Cheap / environmentally friendly/ cost effective / no more roads to build/ less traffic. It’s a no brainer
Megan, Canterbury
Privately owned vehicles will disappear at some stage, along with the need for garaging. The future will feature a range of vehicle and transport options. Trucking goods around isn’t future proof either. On demand electric vehicles including buses or mini vans could replace existing static bus service routes. We need to be agile with intralocality and intercity transportation options.
Anon, Nelson
Speed limits are unnecessarily low on the Nelson to Blenheim road. Bring it back to 100km, people that are going to speed do that anyways regardless of the limit. Even my mother who drives conservatively thinks it's too low
Anon, Otago
We just to get on with increasing active and publuc transport, and using renewal options. And planning enough energy supply to power electric buses etc. And trains. And far less consultaion that means dinosaurs take cenyre stage with their fossilized opposition.
al, Nelson
Substandard repair work repeated in the same areas year after year,-ie constant re-surfacing. poor substrate compaction. potholes or sinkholes . banked corners for safer travel now a thing of the past. not enough passing lanes. Unnessacary speed reductions , net result far slower or drivers not watching the road ahead while watching speedo to reduce their chance of fines
Anon, Waikato
There is currently no affordable public transport in the Coromandel. Intercity recently shut down all bus services due to covid and the reduction in tourist numbers. That means everyone who comes here has to drive themselves. There are no taxi services at many beaches and there is now zero public transport to places like Whitianga or Thames. A reliable council run service servicing the region, even 2 days a week, would be valuable for people who can't drive and it might even get some people to u
Sean , Wellington
Cycling has zero negative impact on the climate, in fact it has a variety of positive effects on mental health (a huge issue in NZ), physical healthy, the climate crisis and community however the roads are extremely unsafe for cyclist and non motor vehicle users. Walking paths are broken or non existant in some parts of the city and motorists have non awareness of cyclists. This should be a major priority for the council and government. Cycling also produces zero waste. Our inner city roads shou
Anon, Auckland
Drop pricing on public transpotation more people wiill use it and leave their cars at home its expensive
Anon, Auckland
Hideo Tayama, Wellington
The service frequency of the public transport and its cost for the users are not convenient enough for the majority of the public to be more attracted to it. Please make the use of the public transport more attractive.
Anon, Auckland
There is too much of a focus on increasing the capacity of roads and private transport
Bea Mossop, Waikato
Creating no emission solutions to public transport
Phillip Searle , Auckland
We need to STOP the ridiculous surge toward racial division in this country aided and abetted by our government
This includes health , councils , resource management, sovereignty claims etc .
These issues are decisive and racist in themselves .
Anon, Auckland
Too many cars too long a wait in traffic on the motorways and this needs to be addressed. There needs to be better parking available in and around the roads and cities. I do not understand it when councils approve new apartment blocks and do not provide any car parking. It is stupid as nearly everyone I know owns a vehicle.
David F, Waikato
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Anon, Auckland
We need safe accessible cycle ways separate of roading intended for motor vehicles
Anon, Auckland
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Grant Lloyd, Auckland
Seeing reading safety as purely the need to reduce speed. In fact we need to improve existing roading so that safety features in this regard are up to standard. Eg road and kerb markings, cycle lanes that are not just a painted line, direction signs that give sufficient notice esp for visitors to the region, more policing of reckless lane changing, etc.
Anon, Auckland
More PT infrastructure investment & better access to services. More public charging infrastructure investment for EVs & micromobility options. More accessible active transport infrastructure i.e. cycle lanes.
Alex Hallatt , Canterbury
Integrate public transport. Stop thinking about it in isolation city by city but how it connects up towns and cities. Look for the gaps and fill them.
Anon, Manawatū-Whanganui
Yes, we can't give a view on the question before this. You know, the one where you want to control the people.
Anon, Wellington
No public transport in line with shift work in the Wairarapa
Anon, Auckland
Dedicated motorcycle lanes on the Auckland motorways
Anon, Bay of Plenty
It appears truck companies are being catered to when rail should be a priority. Get trucks off our NZ roads that are inferior to many other countries.
Mike Currie, Canterbury
We need to stop concentrating on building roads and transition to high speed electric rail between cities and light rail (or trackless trams) combined with park and ride facilities in the towns and cities. Public transport should be either free or very cheap and a high road tax be put on fossil fuelled transportation (cars, trucks) and a lower tax on ev's. Fast rail between cities can be achieved by installing a third track outside the existing track so existing rolling stock can remain
Anon, Wellington
There needs to be better public transport if you want people to use it otherwise they will just use their cars .
Anon, Canterbury
Have a better immigration policy, by not opening the doors of NZ to anyone because of unfortunate events (like the shooting in 2015, leading to more Muslims to immigrate), or have a quota of immigrants to ensure the population doesn't grow at an uncontrollable pace.

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.
Lisa Bloomfield, Auckland
Cars have an unfair priority when it comes to allocation of space for enabling local transit. All townships/villages in Auckland should be connected by cyclepaths to bridge the gap between places which are too far to walk in 10 mins but are an easy cycle/scoot. Where is the safe separated Kaipatiki cyclepath which should connect Birkenhead, Beach Haven, Birkdale, Glenfield, Hillcrest? Where is the Takapuna-Devonport safe separated cyclepath? Why do cyclists keep being maimed and dying on our cit
Anon, Wellington
Not making best use of rail infrastructure or maintaining it
Anon, Auckland
Public transport takes way too long. An hour on the bus takes about 15 minutes to drive.
Anon, Wellington
Housing and our obsession with only building near public transport. Misguided.
Anon, Auckland
It’s taken too long to electrify our transport system.
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.
Stephen , Wellington
The extensive use of road transport for moving freight in NZ makes no sense. Rail should be used.
Miss L, Canterbury
NZ doesnt have a nice structure in public transport. Look at Singapore or Taiwan for their MRT system. I think in the city area if we have a good MRT system as public transport then we can remove most the bus as transportation in city area. Because bus and bus lane cause the traffic jam in the city area. And now we also have bicycle lane and make it worse!!!
Anon, Auckland
What on earth are you talking about Aotearoa 2050? The country is was born in is New Zealand. Not ok !!!
    Anon, Wellington
    More parking spaces needed esp in the city and Newtown. Frustrating having to drive around to look for a park to get a blood test or attend specialist appointments at Wellington hospital. Perhaps build multi level car parks.
    NVNZ.co, Southland
    Enable more shared use spaces in cities by making land use consents and discretionary activities to determine what a place of work means and to develop an idea of what needs and supporting infrastructure or services are required to enable sharred spaces and liveable environments that reduce travel distances through cooperative courier routes and route desirability including pavement surface quality for wheeled recreational devices. This can be done by closing off some through traffic and having
    David Bridson, Waikato
    Encouraging employees to work from home by business tax incentives and other inducements will reduce the load on transport infrastructure.
    kim hampson, Auckland
    More roads just means more cars. Building more housing isn't sustainable either. When does it stop? Encourage people to live outside of main centers.
    If everyone lives near their work we create small insular communities. Make travel easier.
    R Christie, Bay of Plenty
    Stop forcing us to use public transport it is not working for us. Build a school in omokoroa so hundreds of teens are not forced to travel into town thus reducing cars on state highway. Fix our state highway into tauranga
    Anon, Wellington
    invest in modern ideas of transport eg driverless taxis etc. Invest in changing populations behaviour towards necessity of cars and utes.
    Improve cheap efficient public transport to tourist & recreation destinations
    Don Babe, Canterbury
    Make travel by rail a viable alternative.
    Anon, Canterbury
    Perhaps local govt could use the Public Works Act to acquire land currently owned, and not being developed, by “land bankers.” Councils could then rezone the land and sell it again, thus retaining profits for the rate payers that would otherwise go to the land bankers.
    Anon, Auckland
    In any planning you need to take in account human nature. What might work in university model doesn't always work in practice, on ramp signals are a great example.
    Jusr because something done in Australia doesn't mean we have to do it here!!!
    Donald Holder, Auckland
    Start building more public transport infrastructure now. NOT in 5 or 10 years' time! Why is there no dedicated bus lane on the Northwest and Southwest motorways? Why can't we build a simple tramway on our existing streets? Simple tracks and overhead lines - it's cheap and proven over 100 years to be effective. We don't have to reinvent the wheel.
    Anon, Auckland
    Auckland needs to focus on perhaps 2 or 3 major projects at any one time. It needs to be infrastructure that moves 1000s at any one time. Cycle lanes won't cut it. AT should not be used as an employment agency.
    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
    Anon, Auckland
    Invest more in cycle transport in metropolitan areas. Cycle lanes that are removed from the road and not shared with pedestrians will encourage more use. More under and overpasses at major intersections so cycle routes are as fast or faster than commuting by vehicle. Bike to work schemes which discount a bike purchase, e-bike subsidies.
    Anon, Auckland
    This should not be a car v bus etc or private v public debate. Both have their place and need to be developed in a complementary way - not just the cheapest or easiest way. For example light rail done well on a separate track works well, running it down a road is just stupid, it makes both the rail and the cars less effective.
    silvia spieksma, Auckland
    Employers to pay employees (tax free) for travel costs (ie 30cents per km) regardless of mode of travel. Will encourage local employment and working from home.
    Do not build more roads. Instead invest in better public transport systems.
    Anon, Auckland
    This is the most leading survey I've ever participated in, going to have to stop.
    Anon, Waikato
    We need to provide a completely separate cycling and walking infrastructure to separate modes for the safety of all - not just painted lines on existing roads. Often current roads are not the best route to take to get somewhere by bicycle at any rate. Also, the contracts for roading projects should include the cost of ALL upkeep for 20 to 50 years and the directors of the contractors who win the bids should be personally liable for those costs if the company cannot cover that term.
    Anon, Northland
    Invest in alternative transport methods. A robust rail system will shift transport to rails and improve road conditions. Passenger rails, public transit and easier commute from regions into cities. More roads will certainly help but overall solution needs to be multi pronged
    Don Babe, Canterbury
    Use the railway network.
    John Dickson, Otago
    See my idea on the transport page.
    Anon, Auckland
    The promotion of fast commuter trains from satellite towns and small cities into larger cities such as Auckland as they have in Europe.
    Anon, Nelson
    Build more cycle lanes
    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
    Anon, Wellington
    There's no suggestions about improving active transport. It's essential to get more people walking, cycling etc if we are to get anywhere near to dealing with climate change, air pollution, congestion and the many other problems caused bya system designed around private car use.
    Anon, Wellington
    Dis-incentivise individual car use in order to free up road space, demand and land use in towns and cities, by incentivising car sharing schemes, public transport and active modes.
    Anon, Auckland
    Better inter-city rail services - for freight and for people. Roads clogged with trucks are bad for productivity, the environment and for the life-span of the roads.
    Tayla, Canterbury
    We need more train networks, whether that is light rail or regular rail it is necessary. Cities the same size as Christchurch have rail networks and their population supports it, so should we.
    George, Auckland
    Improved cycling infrastructure in our cities. By mode switching from cars to bikes we can free up more space in our cities, improve air quality, slow down climate change and improve health outcomes. Research has shown that regular cycling reduces the risk of heart attacks by 11% and improve life expectancy by up to 6 years. If thats not a good enough reason, i'm not sure what is.
    Anon, Wellington
    Railcars to Napier and New Plymouth / Tauranga / Rotorua / Whangarei -would be good for regions and link communities
    Anon, Auckland
    Reduce cost of public transport. It's relatively expensive so people think twice to use public transport instead of driving.
    Rhodry Yates, Canterbury
    Run bus services long distances around the country at regular times, complete and constant circuits. These could be used for people who travel often for jobs, bands, musicians and other creatives
    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
    Anon, Wellington
    Interregional public transport is focused on tourists and doesn't meet the needs of the people who live & work here, pretty much locking them into having to own cars.
    Anon, Auckland
    Encourage working in satellite towns
    Continue working from home as much as possible
    Anon, Wellington
    Public transport for commuting to work and school should be free, outside of the rush hours - user pays
    Cole.karena66@gmail.com Yes, Auckland
    Fix roads, as well as in rural communities,
    Anon, Auckland
    Trains move more people efficiently. A rail line down the centre of Auckland starting at the north right to the south is needed with bus services feeding in. Similar to that in Perth.
    Anon, Auckland
    Put better infrastructure around public transport. More free parking at park and rides.
    Scott, Hawke’s Bay
    we need to spread the people and the workplaces out. hyper condensed urbanisation is a problem. look at germany.
    Anon, Auckland
    Less high-density housing, not more, makes sense on the Auckland volcanic field. It's not if but when there’ll be more volcanic activity.
    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.
    Neville , Otago
    Make electric bikes cheaper and more efficient
    Marisol Valenzuela-Dillen, Auckland
    Decentralise. Develop cities other than Auckland. Create jobs to get people out of crowded Tamaki Makaurau. In some European countries they set a limit of how many inhabitants a city can have. When they reach the limit, they move to a next town or develop a new town. In very large cities is too hard to control the population and is the origin of social problems like crime, drugs, unemployment, poverty and poor health as a result of overcrowding.
    Anon, Canterbury
    Put more jobs to small country areas to limit city living. Eg. Tax department. Ie government depts could set up in small towns to move to areas are limit housing and more road and high density building.
    Anon, Auckland
    Make it an incentive to get people on to motorbikes as their commuter vehicle as it will massively reduce traffic while also freeing up a huge amount of space for parking
    Anon, Canterbury
    Having an efficient metro system in the major cities, in areas with high flow of people
    Anon, Wellington
    All state highways need to be outside of cities and towns to make it faster to travel town-to-town and also make them easier to get around by bus, cycle or walking. Better train connection between towns would help reduce cars on the highways and minimise the impact of highways on natural spaces and wildlife.
    Anon, Auckland
    Better transport options to and from schools to stop excessive school traffic
    Rails to Recreation, Canterbury
    Provide public transport access to outdoor recreation areas, preferably by rail. Integrate walking and cycling tracks with public transport. This will address people's needs to get out and about and improve mental health.
    Anon, Auckland
    Add more spaces at park and ride facilities! Most are full before 7am
    Anon, Canterbury
    Look at alternative means of transport like electric rail.
    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.
    al, Nelson
    you offer more roads. a recent :contractor magazine article suggests less than 50% of roading repairs have been completed since 2008 due to lack of funding. how do you propose to rectify?
    Anon, Wellington
    I worry about owning an apartment in an earthquake prone region.
    Anon, Auckland
    If someone lives and work within ten minutes of job/home then tax discount or other incentive
    Anon, Auckland
    Public transport us not effective in Auckland. Buses go to train stations, not destinations. If it takes 30 mins to drive and an hour to use public transport, people will not use it
    Anon, Auckland
    Drop the cost on public rail and bus transportationyou find more peoplr
    Anon, Auckland
    Think about the long term benefits of a decent (faster) rail system between major cities (ie. Whangarei/Auckland/Hamilton/Tauranga)
    Anon, Auckland
    Provide adequate car parking buildings that are not privately owned but publically or council owned
    Anon, Auckland
    Don’t like taller buildings. Send immigrants to other cities or towns. Logical
    Cherie, Auckland
    In big cities use smaller hybrid or electric busses that travel more frequently and not just on main routes between shopping malls. Really consult with users to find out where they need to go. For example in Auckland I would pay $50/mth and spend a minimum of 1hr extra a day commuting on public transport if I stopped using my car. Arriving soaking wet to work and risking the colds, flus And chills in the winter make the prospect even less attractive no matter how earth-friendly.
    Grant Lloyd, Auckland
    The approach to rail transport needs to address our narrow gage track which limits the use of rapid rail and fast intercity trains which need to be developed.
    Craig, Auckland
    We could greatly improve public transports use. So buses arent moving around Auckla d empty.. Roading is badly designed even new roads . We could also stop importing masses of migrants. Until we have things better laid out for growth. All infrastructure needs propper attention. Work on infrastuture needs to be do in buget no over runs and no waist.
    Alex Hallatt , Canterbury
    Exclude cars from the centres of towns and cities. Apart from deliveries cars should only be to access the periphery. Make city and town centres places that cater to pedestrians first and to two wheel transport second. Make them safe spaces for families and older less confident people to cycle.
    Anon, Manawatū-Whanganui
    Yes, stop people coming into New Zealand to live and sort out your mess. After that consider the type of people you want in the country. People with a will to work would be good. People with a decent education would help.
    Anon, Auckland
    Improve the quality of our existing roads. You are decreasing speed limits in the name of safety. This doesn’t address the root cause of incidents nor does it help people get where they want to go.
    Anon, Northland
    45% of households have animals and they need to be included in the plan. Public transport for all animals should be included in the plan. If they can do it in the UK they can certainly do it in New Zealand.
    Pragna , Auckland
    Bring in a new rule of only 1 or 2 cars allowed maximum for a family of 4 people. Extra tax for people with more than 2 cars on road - this will help people and encourage reduce use of cars and use more public transportation
    Minako , Otago
    Need to well consider if NZ really needs new roads, tunnels, and bridges, as these will surely get old in 50-60years time and they need to be reconstructed. This costs a lot to the country.
    Anon, Canterbury
    Creating express buses routes
    Anon, Auckland
    Fully subsidise public transport
    Miss L, Canterbury
    More school bus so parents doesnt have to drop their children or pick up children from school. Its slow down the traffic and more cars on the road
    Aaron, Auckland
    we need more rail, inter city, throughout the city, and to and from airports.
    Anon, Auckland
    Incentivise businesses to move out of biggest cities so less people get e to travel to work in same direction.
    Anon, Auckland
    Reducing the cost and increasing the frequency and routes available for public transport. Don't penalize people for driving, make public transport the best way forward
    Anon, Auckland
    Education on driver behaviour or a requirement to renew drivers licences would help with reducing the number of dangerous and poor drivers causing accidents on our roads
    Anon, Auckland
    More ferries to connect the north shore with the city like long bay or browns bay
    Anon, Auckland
    I live in Devonport North Shore Auckland. Traffic along Lake Road at peak times is so bad it’s causing anxiety.
    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 .

    Tracy, Auckland
    Expand light rail or implement trams that run cleanly and could connect from Whangarei. Include rural towns like Helensville, Waimauku and Huapai that previously had trains. This would allow people to live further out where it is affordable but still be commutable. Consider water taxis to connect the likes of East Coast Bays to the city or other areas, this would free up road traffic. Finally build multi-storey car parks at park and ride so parking does not stop people using public transport
    Anon, Auckland
    Hi read up and check out Switzerland’s transportation system then you might get it right
    David Mackenzie, Wellington
    Public transport should be either free or at negligible cost to users.
    Amanda Pye, Auckland
    Public transport needs to be more affordable including buses trains and flying around New Zealand . Also parking areas such as park and ride stations need to be much bigger
    Anon, Auckland
    Mark narrow roads with parking on ONE SIDE only so two streams of traffic can move continously. Avoids ducking and diving into spaces to let traffic past.
    Leonie M Exel, Northland
    The public service should lead the way and make the employer PROVE that someone must attend a work site. At the moment, we have to fight to be able to work from home. It is not a privilege, it should be a given, to help save our planet.
    Lyn Moore, Southland
    Take trucks off road use the trains and only have trucks go from trains to deliver stuff
    Sandra Cameron, Otago
    Stop urban sprawl. Our cities need to go up not out
    Anon, Auckland
    Create mini towns within Auckland that are living, recreational AND working spaces. Then people won't have to move around so much and it will strengthen community ties, a win win.
    Anon, Canterbury
    All public transport should be free.
    Richard Meares, Auckland
    Review bus lanes usage. Increasingly Aucklanders are resorting to motorcycles for commuting. The occasional bus trundles by while everyone sits in gridlock. Could trucks use these lanes? Could motorcycles use these lanes? Could taxis use these lanes? The physical space is not being optimised. Ditto cycle lanes and T2 lanes. Good theoretical ideas but a total waste of money and space in practice - as witnessed on Auckland’s roads daily.
    Anon, Auckland
    The infrastructure team must work hand in hand with the same vision and big picture with the housing and commercial development. Make more hubs that actually has everything around it, bus/train, essential shops, kiwibuild houses, community centers so it would be efficient for people to public transport. Like Singapore. Basically you can copy what Singapore has done with their public transport system and the hubs.
    Thomas, Auckland
    Fund local councils so that public transport operations is not a self funded business. Then mandate vastly reduced public transport fees so that catching the bus or train is always the cheapest option. Would love to see a HOP type card which works across all cities in NZ.
    Anon, Canterbury
    Open larger pieces of land around the outskirts of chch. The chch council oppose more subdivision in selwyn because the people from chch are moving there and still working in chch, therefore using chch infrastructure but not paying rates there. The reason everyone moves to selwyn is the availability of land. If chch opened up more land they could avoid this issue. Blocks of 5000-10000 m2 would be ideal but there are never any available around chch
    Lorraine , Canterbury
    Make public transport more appealing. Buses that go longer distances are nicer and have USB ports - can more buses have this? Can you bring back the ‘Free Shuttle’ that used to loop the city? That was great. But as the parts of the city in use have changed since the earthquake, you could change the route.
    Anon, Auckland
    Creating high rise blocks is not the answer, it leads to ghettos. The social impacts on the surrounding communities needs to be considered. The environmental impact of jamming more people into smaller areas also should be considered. We have a vast country which is largely unpopulated, look at tax cantons whereby smaller less populated areas of nZ have lower tax rates for industries like manufacturing- get companies to move out of Auckland, jobs, housing prices and congestion could all be fixed
    Anon, Taranaki
    better public transport solution.. rail that is underground or elevated i.e. monorail style usining existing transport corridors.

      Issues

      Getting ahead

      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

      37%
      46%
      10%
      6%

      We can't afford houses where we want to live

      61%
      26%
      10%
      3%

      We do not always have safe drinking water

      70%
      22%
      5%
      4%

      We do not get good mobile & internet coverage everywhere

      32%
      46%
      17%
      4%

      We have ageing schools and hospitals

      62%
      32%
      3%
      2%

      Ideas

      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

      34%
      26%
      33%
      8%

      Invest in our water networks

      80%
      17%
      2%
      1%

      Make better use of our water networks

      47%
      30%
      19%
      3%

      Use technology to save water

      76%
      20%
      3%
      1%

      Priorities

      When making future decisions on how we get ahead, what's important to you?

      Jobs

      35%
      38%
      20%
      5%
      2%

      Planet

      55%
      27%
      11%
      4%
      4%

      People

      39%
      32%
      18%
      6%
      5%
      Robert Murray, Wellington
      People never really wanted to live in cities; it was all about work. Do they really want multi storey apartments and peak buses? Tech can support decentralisation which would also be better for the planet. Encourage the growth of small towns by provision of local facilities eg. medical centres and water/waste solutions and amenities and larger sections rather than providing centralised infrastructure susceptible to catastrophe: example difference in recovery costs between Christchurch/Kaikoura?
      Anon, Northland
      Brad, Bay of Plenty
      Rual internet needs to be improved and should be prioritised since this has been shamefully neglected and is holding many rual businesses back. This sector greatly funds all of this country so needs to be treated way better and persecution needs to go since we are already world leaders in efficiency in both profits and environmentally. The government needs to instead work with the primary produce sector and fund R&D to keep improving efficiency and environmental practices.
      Internet Service Providers, Southland
      are charging far to much for data transfer and the short wave network message services and cellular network charges.
      Brad, Bay of Plenty
      We need better internet for rual areas. This has been neglected and is extremely unfair considering how much our rual communities do for the country
      Anon, Bay of Plenty
      Elderly Homes
      David Bridson, Waikato
      Government subsidies for people in remote areas and those not yet served by ultrafast broadband to access services such as Elon Musk's Starlink. It would be more cost-effective than laying fibre to remote areas.
      kim hampson, Auckland
      Food: Ingredients, real health & harm rating, microplastics in the food chain. Improve soil quality and therefore nutritional values by not using chemicals in food production.
      Anon, Wellington
      We do not have efficient and inexpensive public transport around Aotearoa, regions as well as cities. We need an effective rail service
      Don Babe, Canterbury
      As well as reduced fresh water availability we also have trouble getting rid of our waste, these things go hand in hand.
      Isaac, Wellington
      There is not enough incentive/opportunities for Kiwis to invest in their own renewable energy sources
      Rob, Auckland
      The management of fundamental infrastructure such as transportation and pipe services should be taken of Councils (politicians with no real experience in managing a real-world business and who have got us to where we are today.)
      Appoint a (Cabinet) Minister of works tasked with ensuring that the fundamental infrastructure is both resilient and sustainable, (financially, socially and environmentally)
      Pete M, Wellington
      Existing and planned transport infrastructure exacerbate rather than address socio-economic equity, climate change, & population growth. Focus needs to be on integrated planning of urban spaces around active mode & public transport. Rather than new projects we should re-purpose existing road infrastructure to incentivise active mode improve public transport and actively discourage private car use. Passing on the true economic cost of car use would be a good start.
      Anon, Auckland
      Technology is not just internet, we need to change the way we think about assets, how they are designed built funded and used to ensure we build quality assets and get the maximum benefit from each of them. Clever design enabling multiple use is essential.
      silvia spieksma, Auckland
      The average house roof in auckland could collect 180,000 litres of rain water each year. Rain water collection for toilets, washing machines, showering and possibly drinking should become standard in new builds and incentives given to retrofit systems. This would hugely reduce pressure on already underperforming storm water pipes. Also reduced the need to build new dams.
      Do not include water in council rates to incentivise lower usage.
      Anon, Waikato
      We are e, panding housing onto highly productive land.
      We are not yet taking decisive timely action on climate change
      Rachael K, Bay of Plenty
      I don't need a stand alone 3 bedroom house. With the prices rising the way they are I would be foolish not to try and buy a bigger house than I need now because the increase on price for a 3bedroom is so much more than for a 1-2 bedroom. If prices continue to rise and I buy a smaller house I will never be able to afford to upgrade (no matter the salary of my partner and I). So if I ever want a family of my own I have to buy bigger than I need now, despite supply issues. The result is a populatio
      John Dickson, Otago
      This is unhelpful. Most respondents are going to mark every issue as at least Important. This survey is a waste of everyone's time.
      Sitara Morgenster, Northland
      - We need to put humans last and all other creatures and plants first - it's the only mindset that will solve our problems.
      - 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
      Anon, Waikato
      This survey mixes up a number of issues - treaty is lumped in with environmental impacts - housing is sitting under a different heading from growth. Hopefully this isn't going to be used for anything important!
      Anon, Tasman
      We need different forms of housing like apartment houses for lower costs. We need family friendly zoning, affordable, close to schools and shopping
      Samuel Goodliffe, Auckland
      Our waterways are polluted
      Anon, Wellington
      National Co-ordination of infrastructure projects. This is required to avoid duplication/ petty politics/ and projects failing to be completed by appropriately allocating resources and priorities...and not just to Auckland. Will also enable interrelationships between one project on others to be better managed.
      Anon, Tasman
      Water needs to be left to the local councils to manage. We need to live within our means. Housing affordability is a problem but the governments strategy is not helping. Stop bringing in immigrants until we can feed and clothe our own people.
      Anon, Wellington
      It is the same across the board. House prices. How did it get to this? It is so expensive to get on the housing market that I have just given up. It's depressing. Homes in pretty average neighborhoods are unaffordable. Families are living in fear of their landlords because if they put one foot wrong they will not get a good reference for the next rental property which is a very competitive field. People are also turning their properties into Air BnBs so Tennant's have to deal with that too. Fami
      Bill Dashfield, Wellington
      Address high reoffending rates, housing shortage and skills shortage , and add value to our forestry industry
      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
      Anon, Wellington
      Transport infrastructure is ageing (i.e. disruptive roadworks and public transport maintenance)
      Anon, Auckland
      Lack of roading infrastructure in Auckland. Public transport takes to long to build and will always be expensive but to population. With cars going electric we should be building roads with new rail links beside them.
      Anon, Waikato
      GIVE MAORI THERE LAND BACK
      Anon, Otago
      Some of the so called road safety improvements are not sensible, practical, and a hideously expensive waste of money which could be better used on water, hospitals, etc. The new roubandabour on Wingatui/Facgory Rd, Mosgiel, intersection is one example and has made visibility less and is very unsafe- defeating the whole purpose.
      Anon, Canterbury
      Water is THE most important issue. We must never agree to fluoridation. Chlorination must end and any measures that need to be taken rurally to protect our groundwater and aquifers must be priority. No selling of our water to overseas interests.
      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
      Adam Snitch, Auckland
      Too many homes are cold and suffer from damp and mould. Improving the living standards will reduce health issues.
      Anon, Wellington
      Need to put in place road infrastructure which is causing major holdups and traffic jams in Eastern suburbs, Petone and Porirua.
      Anon, Auckland
      Small contractors are in trouble not getting paid properly. Even we are multi skilled still struggling to get paid. As single head we can’t negotiate with big parent companies.
      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.
      Anon, Wellington
      Planning the economy and encouraging employers to locate around the country, and not merely in the biggest cities would provide more opportunities for families and communities to stay together. A national economic strategy would also reduce traffic and the demand for housing in the places that are already congested and expensive to live.
      Scott, Hawke’s Bay
      why does all water have to be drinking water. what fraction of the water reticulated is for drinking and food preparation vs other activities?
      John, Waikato
      We should dump branz
      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
      Jacqui Scott , Auckland
      We have a children's hospital thats begging for funds that should be 100% govt funded!!
      Anon, Auckland
      Why is Government planning on upgrading Parliment when Starship Hospital for sick kids desperately needs more funding. Get your priorites right
      Megan, Canterbury
      Building homes needs to incorporate community development spaces and strategies. Infill housing is creating ghettoes for the future. There are great urban community concepts and examples already built. Rethink the status quo approach to property development and balance it with liveability and good community outcomes.
      Anon, Auckland
      Too many new houses are being approved, but the infrastructure is not being upgraded at the same rate.
      Sean , Wellington
      The schooling system needs to change. Children are not animals, robots or slaves to be pushed around like pawns and ill-treated at the wim of sour old teachers and/or inexperienced and therefore unwise young teachers. The curriculum is the stock standard uninspiring, workforce building one that has no concern in character building or health maintaining. The focus needs to change. If you want a better world, better roads, lower fuel emissions, highly conscious society then it starts with people (
      Anon, Canterbury
      People who can afford the most and have benefited most from our infrastructure do not pay their fair share.
      Anon, Manawatū-Whanganui
      Its sad to see people living in cars, motels and substandard accommodation. Access to affordable housing should be priority
      Anon, Auckland
      Reading is not safe or well enough maintained. We are well north of Auckland city so roaring is not seen as important but it is
      Anon, Auckland
      New Zealand before AOTEAROA
      Anon, Canterbury
      [moderated]
      Bea Mossop, Waikato
      Recycling and refuge disposal
      Grant Lloyd, Auckland
      The nèd for young people to use kiwi saver to finance purchase of a home is very concerning and should not.be extended beyond the present allowance. Kiwisaver was meant to be for retirement. Somehow housing must be made more affordable.
      Anon, Bay of Plenty
      Lack of real insulation in houses. Not central heating. Food too expensive compare to the rest of the world.
      Annette Gunther, Southland
      [moderated]
      Hugh Blake-Manson, Canterbury
      For a point source or wide scale technology solution to be of benefit to NZ Inc, it requires fit for purpose enablement and utlisation over a defined period. Integrated technology-infrastructure solutions with awareness of Te Mana o te Wai are essential.
      Anon, Wellington
      We need to invest in green technology that helps the planet as well as our society.
      Anon, Auckland
      The impact of mass tourism on small communities like Waiheke and no additional funding provided in relation to roading, water and toilet infrastructure to accommodate them.
      Naomi Azoulay, Auckland
      Gender equality and child poverty.
      Anon, Auckland
      Paying for parking at public hospitals is criminal. Waiting times in public hospitals for necessary surgery is ridiculous for someone struggling with immobility and pain.
      Anon, Waikato
      This is such a broad survey and I wonder how much of this would be relevant in 2050.
      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.
      Anon, Canterbury
      Supporting the farmers so they can grow the food we need to eat and not depend on importation from other countries. That includes letting them judge when to sow seeds, and harvest, how much area to sow, and giving them the financial means to use less pollutant fertilisers. It means also having enough cattle for milk, dairy products, meat and encouraging the meat industry as well. It means also encouraging tree planting for wood AND processing the wood here in NZ before sending it for exporta
      Anon, Auckland
      Transport needs to be improved drastically in Auckland. More bus routes needed to encourage people to use public transport and cheaper bus fares
      Miranda K Hawthorn, Auckland
      We need sustainable local food security
      Miss L, Canterbury
      Mental health issue and easy access to helps also important and need to be look at. People stress that nz living cost expensive, nz salary doesnt match the living cost, everything expensive in nz. This take a toll on people mental health
      Anon, Wellington
      Staffing schools and hospitals needs to be more of a priority.
      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.
      Anon, Auckland
      We cannot lose the lessons we have learnt over Covid. Reduce capitalism as the only measure of success. We are taught enough is never enough and this has to change. We are the only species who pay to life on this earth. The wellness of People and our Earth need to also be a measure of success. We need to hold ourselves responsible for the mess we’re created.
      Anon, Southland
      Do away with population based funding it is crippling smaller provinces huge geographical areas fewer people less health care roading very poor etc. More listening to needs of the south Auckland is well catered for. Get rid of postcode healthcare I.e. more points needed in southland for same procedures but fewer points needed in Auckland so surgery happening quicker?
      Anon, Auckland
      We need a second harbour bridge crossing
      Tracy, Auckland
      Make it easier for people to work from home. Increase fibre availability so those who live rurally or on lifestyle properties can work from home and even offer others employment opportunities.
      Leonie M Exel, Northland
      Many rental properties are banning dogs and cats. This means that people have to give up a family member to have a roof over their heads, and it's not ok. Also, we need a capital gains tax or similar. How can some people have 20 houses, and others are living in tents?! What kind of a society is that? We have things wrong here.
      Vanessa Ashley-Caris, Auckland
      Future planning for urban growth; making green zones; incentives for business and households to relocate to orovinces
      Zak, Auckland
      We have limited access to mental health resources and interventions, as well as tangible and accessible pathways to using those that already exist. For the aforementioned projects and issues to be meaningfully address, it is essential that we equitably uplift those who are struggling for wellness - only then might they benefit from the improvements we propose for Aotearoa.
      Anon, Wellington
      Child poverty. All schools should provide lunches for all children. Welfare should provide children of low incomes families footware and clothing if needed.
      Anon, Marlborough
      Public transport has to cover a wider area and at earlier travel times. Shift workers who live out iin the suberbs have little or no chance of using it. Links by bus to railway stations would be a start. Larger parking facilities for park
      and ride are needed.









      Anon, Auckland
      Concentration of jobs in single cities is creating over population. Everyone doesn’t need to live in Auckland. Move Manufacturing out of Auckland to create jobs and revitalise other towns and cities. That way where you want to live changes and the ability to afford a house does too.
      Anon, Taranaki
      not sure about schools.. they are needed but expensive and not used for huge chunks of time, holidays and after hours. building schools under the current model is wasteful.
      Anon, Wellington
      All of these issues are interconnected. Housing, infrastructure, services and transport. Making one more important than the others won’t fix the problem. They need to be dealt with as a collective. Expensive, but worth it for the long term benefits to the country.
      Paula, Hawke’s Bay
      We don't have reliable, affordable, accessible public transport connecting our communities. We have the infrastructure for nationwide passenger rail and the need for it. We require the push from central and local government to make it happen.
      Anon, Wellington
      Poverty, and biodiversity, lack of sewage treatment, recycling infrastructure, rent unaffordablity, food security, and lack of green energy solutions that are affordable
      Steve, Wellington
      How important is this? Then making a statement is not a valid question. For example when you say “internet and cell phone coverage does not cover all parts of the country” I presume you want me to say it is very important since It is important to me that we have good coverage everywhere but that is not how the English language is spoken, by saying “it is very important to me”... that we do not have good coverage every where I’m actually saying the opposite to what I mean. U speak Engli
      Anne Longman, Waikato
      Public transport upgrade
      Anon, Auckland
      We are not investing fast enough in electric car technology/charging stations
      Anon, Bay of Plenty
      Stop selling water to international companies that take the water off shore!! Utterly despicable and criminal decision making behaviour! New Zealand water for New Zealand people!
      Anon, Northland
      The cost of fruit and vegetables is so high. The supermarkets hold a monopoly. Bring in Aldi and Introduce community allotments.
      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.
      Anon, Wellington
      There are an increasing number of homeless or drug/alcohol effected people living on the streets. I feel sad for them, and at times - unsafe.
      Rachel McKenzie , Wellington
      Are we holding councils accountable for how/where they are spending ratepayers money and is the money being spent evenly across all communities that are paying
      Iain Ogilvy, Marlborough
      Would like to see more bike paths especially between picton and blenhiem.
      Lee, Canterbury
      Technology is taking over our ives. Technological advancement that over takes spiritual advancement is a slippery slope. We are becoming increasingly addicted to smart phones which is dulling creativity, adding to disconnection from ourselves and each other, mental illness and physical illness. We have never been bombarded with this amount of information and constant need to check emails etc. That's is not healthy for us. This over stimulation to our nervous system does not allow us to shut down
      Anon, Auckland
      *1 Housing, is very important especially in the cities.
      *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
      Matthew, Wellington
      We’re totally over-reliant on cars and haven’t adequately invested in rail for decades
      Anon, Gisborne
      Cyfs stop taking kids,build more affordable homes for rent,more rubbish bins ,toilets in rural areas look outs ect,Up the minimum wage to match living expenses,have jobs for keeping NZ clean,not just waste management,Have orchards share there off cuts to be re used & planted on bare land,bring back schemes to replant trees of use not dumb pine trees,Employ people regardless of stigma,eg beach cleaning,clearing streams of litter on low tide.
      Anon, Canterbury
      Sprawling housing on the best food producing land
      J Woodford-Robinson, Wellington
      We need more charging stations for EVs in areas that have limited or no off street parking
        Robert Murray, Wellington
        Stop exporting water (and tax bottled water?)
        Anon, Canterbury
        Questions so far have been relatively generic and open to interpretation. For example, "Do you have access to safe drinking water?" Currently, I would say no, because it is chlorinated, but alot of people would say yes. Other would say no as well. So, it is subjective.
        Waitane, Southland
        new flexible 4 water types recycled water piping system drilled in all cities by order of high priority. Install low flow taps and use recycled water in domestic toilets and showers
        Anon, Wellington
        we could stop selling it cheaply to overseas countries
        Rob, Auckland
        Teach "'engineers" to be Service Providers supplying services to customers not engineers managing assets,
        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.
        Anon, Otago
        Abolish the Treaty of Waitangi and start treating everyone equal. Stop the racism and bending over backwards to the Iwis who are already getting millions from the Go'vt. We are all born in the same country and no one should be treated any different because of the ethnicity or race. We are stating to ne a segregated country.
        One people One Country.
        Pete M, Wellington
        Demand management is essential but insufficient. To meet the requirements of te mana o te wai as required in the NPS-FM as well as growing need for human health needs including contributors to mental health such as intangible and non use values of water eg rivers, streams etc we have to stop using potable water for non health purposes. We need to stop thinking of storm and 'black' water as something to be rid of as soon as possible, and build the infrastructure to allow re-use.
        Anon, Auckland
        Maintenance and investment are not alternatives. Both are required.
        Anon, Auckland
        We have an infrastructure problem because of decades of underinvestment. It is unfair that the taxpayers of today having to foot the water (and other) infrastructure bill for the lack of tax and rates collected/investment made in the past. I think it would be fair to introduce a tax (ie on assets) to the people that have paid low council rates, ie between 1970 and 2000, that were evidently too low to maintain/improve infrastructure adequately.
        Raymond McHalick, Hawke’s Bay
        De-idolise businesses that require huge water usage. Stop allowing them to have water at the expense of the environment and the general publi.
        John Dickson, Otago
        Dumb has become dumber.
        Sitara Morgenster, Northland
        Stop allowing the bottling and export of our water.
        Reduce intensive farming that costs too much water
        Allow more people to be off the grid
        Anon, Auckland
        Use technology to proactively target preventative maintenance in existing infrastructure. Beureaucrats need to recognize that this is a separate category to 'repair', or wholesale 'replace'
        Anon, Nelson
        Our population is too big for our infrastructure. Decrease immigration.
        Make immigrants pay a large amount of money to come and use the infrastructure that is already here.
        Anon, Tasman
        If all new builds had their own rain water tanks and ultra violet treatments it would solve a huge amount of water problems. Rain water is cheap and effective. If you have gathered it you would look after it and not waste it
        Perhaps waste water needs to be upgraded
        Bill Dashfield, Wellington
        Sewage works are so Victorian! Develop, licence and promote safe, hygenic composting toilets. Planning permission and building inspection at zero cost to home owners.
        Anon, Wellington
        Is there an ability to re-use water? For example, using shower water to water gardens or wash cars etc. (would not apply to drinking water)
        Karen, Waikato
        How about stopping overseas bottling companies from taking our water
        Anon, Auckland
        Require new houses to be built (2+ bedrooms) with solar with at least 2/kW ($6,000) and an additional 1/kW ($2,000) per bedroom - unless impractical due to roofing size constraints; then as close as possible. In addition offering a GST rebate for the use of a battery storage system. Which would help reduce peak time load and make our energy infrastructure more stable via virtual power plants.
        Rhodry Yates, Canterbury
        As far as water goes. DE SALINATION PLANTS!! Take ocean water, remove the salt and use this as a viability for not draining aquifers. Also, clean up rivers! Where water is creating issues of erosion, detour this water into catchments for purification. Also, the way on which farmers water their fields is ridiculous. It should be done at night time to reduce evaporation, and also be getting INTO the soil, not sprayed on top.



        HOUSING

        The way we build houses is totally inefficient and expensive.
        Anon, Auckland
        Stop bottling companies from
        pumping our water and selling it
        Rebecca, Auckland
        Employ more technicians to fix leaks...took 48 hours for watercare to come fix a leak I reported to them...this during water shortage
        Anon, Auckland
        Stop wasting tax payers money on high salaries& giving funding to Amazon. Stop immigration. Then we may have the means to fix problems
        Anon, Wellington
        We should be thinking of a more sustainable way to deal with waste water treatment that is not dependent on pipes that need replacing every 50 years. i.e. on-site treatment
        Anon, Auckland
        Spend the money more wisely, Do not pay $ 1M or more in salaries when people are starving in our city.
        Sean , Wellington
        Cattle farming uses an enormous amount of water. It is polluting our waterways, danaging6local flora and fauna. This is a major issue in NZ. The survey has not once mentioned this issue yet it is so significant. The sore reality is that the production of animal products is the biggest contributor to human impact on earth. The furure is not cattle. The billion airs in the world are talking about plant based foods to save the planet... NZ should not fall behind.

        We cannot discuss water and planet
        Anon, Canterbury
        Stop allowing businesses to take and sell our water for the sake of a few jobs.
        Also if we charge city dwellers for water we should charge farmers as well. We need less intensification in dairy farming in particular
        Anon, Auckland
        Reset water infrastructure to be more economical and sustainable. Focus on water sensitive design
        Anon, Auckland
        Investment in infrastructure should be on a par with the number of people immigrating into cities/areas of New Zealand. New reservoirs are needed and systematic work on existing reservoirs to increase capacity are needed. A city the size of Auckland can’t be held to ransom by Maori over the quantity of water that can be taken from the Waikato
        Anon, Auckland
        This is New Zealand first
        Anon, Canterbury
        [moderated]
        Bea Mossop, Waikato
        Use water collection on all buildings and use green thinking in our drains and waterways to help reduce pollution
        Hugh Blake-Manson, Canterbury
        Investment in renewal of aging asset must include integration of robust end-point distributed sensors. Replacing like-like given the intergenerational burden should include wider strategic thinking and insight.
        Anon, Wellington
        Standard solutions for rainwater storage and greater recycling without building consent costs for getting approval
        Anon, Auckland
        Water should not be sold to overseas operators for bottling. Also restrictions on private take bores for convenience. People are watering their lawns while others go without drinking water.
        Alex Hallatt , Canterbury
        CHARGE FOR WATER.
        Anon, Bay of Plenty
        Start by accessing water usage & informing companies & homes of their level of use.
        Mike Currie, Canterbury
        Large irrigation projects and intensive agriculture along with the use of synthetic fertilisers need to be stopped immediately and transitioned to sustainable agriculture to ensure that our rivers and aquifers return to being safe to drink. Because of the lag involved with Nitrates infiltrating from the surface from the synthetic fertilisers combined with the irrigation the full effect of the last 10 years of intensive agriculture will not be realised for several decades so act now!
        Anon, Canterbury
        Stop selling/giving our nz water to other countries.

        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.
        Minako , Otago
        If starting to charge for water, people are more likely to save not wasting it. In Japan where I’m from, local district charges for water like we pay for gas and electricity.
        Anon, Auckland
        Better water care management.
        Anon, Wellington
        Ban intensive farming and trying to feed the world at the expense of ruining our water , though i think it may be too late , stop bleating about people mowing out the amazon when the exact same thing happened here in NZ ! Sustainable farming only .
        Anon, Auckland
        Within Auckland there needs to be more coordination between Council and Auckland Transport as most of the vulnerable and degrading water networks are in the roadways
        Anon, Auckland
        Make it easier for people to install rainwater tanks at home
        Anon, Auckland
        Use Rates better don’t let councils and government think they are the king pins ask communities for advice
        Anon, Auckland
        For developers removing 1 house to replace with 4 or more townhouses increases pressure on infrastructure so have levy to cover pipe upgrades. Infill housing on the north shore has gone crazy. Houses on postage stamps and streets packed with residents cars making hard to drive through. Off street parking critical to avoid congestion on streets.
        Lyn Moore, Southland
        Stop allowing 1080 into water ban it completely
        Leonie M Exel, Northland
        Every home should have a rainwater tank, if only for grey water to ensure the greening of NZ. If we collect drinking water in those tanks, we will all be a lot healthier.
        Anon, Nelson
        Water should be a human right. Isn’t it? Companies that profit from using water should have to pay for it, which would cover the cost of providing a reasonable amount of FREE water to every human being.
        Anon, Canterbury
        Water needs to be protected at its source and everywhere in between. We need safe water for the ecosystems its part of. For the flora and fauna, drinking and swimming in. Water is preciouce to life.
        Elizabeth Langhout, Manawatū-Whanganui
        Anon, Canterbury
        A no brainer, but obviously there’s not a lot of brains in charge, stop letting farmers water with enormous irrigators all day in the blistering heat of summer, most of it evaporates anyway or lands on the road and when the council is telling me not to water my lawn between x time and x time, I’m not going to listen to them if the 9000 dairy farms nearby are all hemorrhaging water by the thousands of liters a minute. All the wells take water from the same place so if it’s low for the rest
        Thomas, Auckland
        We all know what ruins NZ water - its agriculture. We need stricter rules on farmers. They are a smaller and smaller voting block, we just need a brave governing party. Another idea is to cancel and make illegal all overseas water bottling contracts. There will be wars over fresh water in my lifetime, protect it better!

        Also pretty miffed this survey made me focus on water and did not let me comment on other issues - especially housing.
        Anon, Auckland
        Anon, Auckland
        A lot about efficient water usage here but not currently dealing with untaxed water takes from ground water for overseas profit I.e bottled water. Take of water and export of plastics does not contribute to a sustainable economy or capture revenue to fund infrastructure for New Zealanders
        Anon, Wellington
        Some of these things should be encouraged but affordability is an issue. Depending on how it’s applied, charging could impact heavily on people on low incomes creating health issues.
        Anon, Taranaki
        more usage of grey water and rainwater to decentralise infrastructure.. Subsidise offgrid housing..
        Anon, Northland
        Require new developments to provide appropriate water collection and waste water management systems rather than taking into existing infrastructure.
        James, Waikato
        Free water is madness. Put appropriate cost on it for residential and especially commercial enterprises. Provide rebates for business that may need to use water for their eco-friendly ventures such as recycling, and subsidies for individuals and families below an income threshold so the poor are not unfairly disadvantaged compared to middle and upper income earners were such a decision implemented.
        Anon, Wellington
        Green energy solutions
        Anon, Auckland
        Reduce the demand for water by Agriculture and Horticulture. Everyone who takes water should be charged for use. Prioritise high value crops and reduce dairying, and sheep and beef production. Use water saving varieties.as well as technology. Irrigation for areas such as Canterbury is highly destructive.
        Anon, Auckland
        Use legislation to ensure waterways are not polluted; encourage and enable households to collect and use rainwater without charging them for it
        Anon, Southland
        We can’t keep adding irragators endlessly our planet is running out of water.
        Anon, Bay of Plenty
        Stop adding poisonous substances to our water
        Anon, Wellington
        Access to drinking water should be free. But If you go for user pays, help/subsidise the people who are already on the poverty line in a cost efficient way (less paperwork).

        Better understand root cause of issues & make the farmers / factories accountable for the impact of their waste and spraying.
        Rachel McKenzie , Wellington
        Make sure each town/city has their own sustainable water supply. Charging for water is just going to increase the price of living for people with lower incomes
        Sylvie Kerr, Bay of Plenty
        I live in an area with a lot of agriculture and horticulture. It is not households that need to save water, it's business. Current water usage on farms/orchards monitoring / charges are non-existent, voluntary, or monitored by a sham auditing process (kiwifruit). They should be forced to pay their fair share
        Iain Ogilvy, Marlborough
        Think we should look at private sewage systems where grey and sewage is treated in the individuals home space
        Anon, Waikato
        Encourage people to collect and use rainwater on their properties
        Anon, Wellington
        More on site treatment and collection of drinking, waste and stormwater. Such as rain water tank collection, minimum area of pervious surfaces, green roofs, artificial wetlands for grey water. Composting toilets. The more we deal with the waste we create on site the less large scale infrastructure we need. Govt should incentivise and run this schemes. And all new developments should have these as mandatory features. There are many great international designs to look to.
        Anon, Auckland
        Stop selling our water to China or any other country,
        Anon, Gisborne
        Stop bottleling our water & sending it over seas,stop the sale of our water.
        Anon, Auckland
        Nuclear desalination
        Anon, Canterbury
        Store more water at high rainfall events.
        Charles , Otago
        If we are going to continue to allow China to take water then then they should also pay to upgrade our pipes and infrastructure
        Yo Heta, Auckland
        Call a halt to new housing until we can catch up
        Anon, Auckland
        Every new build should have rain water tanks. Incentives for existing homes to install them. Incentives for solar power panels, maybe even sharing with your neighbours or community solar panels to reduce the cost of electricity and give back, where possible.
        Anon, Auckland
        Reduce commercial water take and charge them for waste treatment
        Anon, Wellington
        Issue all the $$ needed to do everything, to the highest possible standard. We all know the 'deficit' is a myth! and that nothing is paid for with taxes. (Tho I understand why you can't say so.)
        Anon, Auckland
        Don’t continue to flush clean water down the toilet. Target investment into grey water recycling especially in the cities. Make it financially easier and incorporate grey water recycling into new builds.
        Phill Gordon , Canterbury
        Composting toilets save on average 30-40,000 litres of water per year. This isn't going to work for everyone, but regulations could be changed to make them legal to use in houses
        Anon, Marlborough
        Stop giving water away to foreign countries
        Anon, Auckland
        Introduce technology to significantly reduce leakage
        Anon, Canterbury
        Build more homes for nz allow nz people born and bred first priority
        Joanna Nolan, Wellington
        Stop allowing commercial endeavours to profit from extracting water to the detriment of the health of the environment and waterways. Enforce safer nitrate limits and other pollutants.
        Anon, Canterbury
        How about changing laws around farming faster? Being more radical or investing more into companies that want to solve this issue.

        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.
        Anon, Waikato
        We should have much more water storage
        Jan Fletcher, Canterbury
        stop farmers taking all yhe water from the rivers.it is outrageous.one does not see this injustice in europe or uk.they would not allow it
        Anon, Auckland
        All suburb should have a water resevoir to accommmodate water shortagethere is a water shortage at the dam
        Tracey, Canterbury
        Stop allowing councils to sell our water 💧 to overseabuyers ie China we need our water

          Issues

          Getting ready

          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

          44%
          41%
          6%
          8%

          Our cybersecurity needs to be taken more seriously

          42%
          43%
          9%
          7%

          Our key infrastructure is vulnerable to natural disasters

          52%
          39%
          4%
          4%

          Our cities can't keep up with growth

          60%
          33%
          4%
          3%

          Our lack of recycling means we create too much waste

          67%
          25%
          6%
          2%

          Ideas

          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

          64%
          27%
          7%
          2%

          Increase the use of technology

          70%
          23%
          6%
          1%

          Reduce the use of fossil fuels

          65%
          20%
          13%
          2%

          Produce less waste

          85%
          12%
          2%
          0%

          Priorities

          When making future decisions on how we get ready, what's important to you?

          Jobs

          30%
          36%
          24%
          6%
          4%

          Planet

          55%
          23%
          11%
          5%
          6%

          People

          37%
          32%
          18%
          6%
          7%
          Jessica Cullen, Waikato
          Waste management and sustainability practices aren’t being regulated and managed as thorough and properly as they need to be.
          Anon, Auckland
          Housing prices are creating an enormous equity gap between the young and elderly. With an aging population, this means that poverty amongst young people is dramatically impacting on the lives of many families and young adults.
          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.
          kim hampson, Auckland
          Restore and maintain clean waterways and harbour beaches around Auckland city
          Anon, Wellington
          our building and construction codes are too laxand have allowed poor building stock.
          Property investors are allowed to claim large rents for poor housing unconstrained
          Anon, Otago
          Abolish the Treaty of Waitangi and start treating everyone equal. Stop the racism and bending over backwards to the Iwis who are already getting millions from the Go'vt. We are all born in the same country and no one should be treated any different because of the ethnicity or race. We are stating to ne a segregated country.
          One people One Country.
          Jürgen Rausch, Architect, Wellington
          Housing - very important
          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
          Anon, Auckland
          The ubiquity of plastic means we create too much waste
          Tim Bayley, Nelson
          You have an incorrect name for this program ... it is NEW ZEALAND stop this blatant Maorification on NZ
          Anon, Waikato
          Lack of a container deposit scheme or levy to include the cost of disposal in the purchase price of ALL items, with the fees distributed to waste transfer stations so that disposal is 'free' at the end of life - having been paid for at the time of purchase.
          Anon, Waikato
          Our overconshmption means we create too much waste
          John Dickson, Otago
          This is obviously a PR exercise. Make the proles feel involved and consulted.
          Sitara Morgenster, Northland
          - There's no public transport in low-density population areas, and not enough public transport elsehwere.
          - We focus too much on 'growth' instead of on stimulating degrowth.
          Anon, Tasman
          Private bin services don’t seem to offer recycling options?
          I see a lot of recyclable materials going in private bin Services.
          Pat Shannon, Otago
          Redirecting transport to electrify rail and ending long distance road freight
          Dean Baigent-Mercer, Northland
          There seems to be little planning for moving roads that are currently just above the high tide line, like in Whangaroa, inland and much higher above sea level. We will be caught unaware unless action starts now. Native ecosystems are our best carbon sinks (ie key infrastructure) but they are undermined if possums, goats, pigs, deer and wallabies are in them. Pest control = keeping key carbon sinks working.
          Anon, Nelson
          Too much immigration means our infrastructure can’t cope.
          Anon, Southland
          Disposal of waste is a significant shortfall and the multiple historic landfills and dumping sites needs to be grappled with.
          Anon, Tasman
          Climate change and environmental issues are the buzz topics and the excuse for the govt to take away peoples freedoms for the greater good. Climate has always changed and the environment needs looking after but we have not done the damage to the planet that the UN would like us to believe
          Anon, Wellington
          It's the same across the board. Housing. Houses are so ridiculously expensive that as a first home buyer I have just given up looking as it's so depressing. Even the not so nice suburbs are charging ludicrous prices. Something needs to be done and I am not talking about building a two bed unit in wainui for $600,000. Can more land be opened up? And more houses be built for a reasonable price?
          Anon, Wellington
          Our cities need to adapt and reflect to user needs (i.e. it is too car dominant, people should be able to easily connect to services and opportunities)
          Lisa Wilde, Manawatū-Whanganui
          Our infrastructure is too heavily focused on cars. I’d like to see far more provision for safe, separated cycleways, particularly within our towns and cities so getting people out from behind the wheel and on to two wheels becomes the standard for short trips.
          Rhodry Yates, Canterbury
          Support small towns. Create more community connections who work together through networking and relationship building. Ask them what they need! Ask them what is lacking, ask them what they're missing, ask them what is inhibiting growth, wellbeing, income, jobs etc
          Marie Robinson , Bay of Plenty
          Lack of public transport in the regions.
          Major road works being currently done with no allowance for cycles/walking or horse use.
          Jenny, Taranaki
          [moderated]
          Anon, Auckland
          We need more housing. LOTS more housing. The cost of a house in this country is utterly ridiculous, especially in Auckland.
          Anon, Tasman
          Sustainability
          Anon, Wellington
          Unrestricted real estate speculation has created crises in housing and wealth divide. Urban form is out of step with changes needed to address increasing population, standard of living and climate change.
          Anon, Auckland
          Too much immigration when our infrastructure is decades behind where it needs to be. We need more housing and other key infrastructure to keep up with the population we have before bringing new people in to boost a false economic growth figure.
          Anon, Wellington
          1. Need to front-foot the effects of climate change when considering options for and making decisions about infrastructure (and other planning).
          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.
          John, Waikato
          [moderated]
          Anon, Otago
          We live in new Zealand [moderated]
          Anon, Canterbury
          It is a concern govt trying to take control of water that they will use this control to pay Maori for water.
          Rosemary , Nelson
          Let’s discuss whether the population growth policy NZ is pursuing is compatible with the goal of getting kiwis into their own homes, cutting hospital waiting lists and protecting the environment.
          Anon, Wellington
          Businesses need to take responsibility for the waste they produce through packaging. They need to make it easier for consumers to not require packaging (i.e. refills) and have more sustainable supply chain management.
          Anon, Auckland
          Public transport, in our case non user friendly ferry timetables, means we need to take the car in weekends and increases traffic in areas being developed with higher density housing creating bottlenecks
          Anon, Auckland
          The infrastructure (lack thereof), lack of housing, public transport, health, hospitals - all these problems need to be sorted before the Govt lets in refugees and immigrants who overburden our systems. The Govt should not send foreign aid overseas, NZ needs to sort all its own problems first!
          Megan, Canterbury
          Food security - we need to safeguard the production of food (eg not rely on imports, grow our own, focus on producing locally, not converting large swathes of our arable and agricultural land into housing).
          Chris Talbot, Waikato
          Daniel Fitzgerald, Wellington
          Our key infrastructure has not been maintained properly for decades.
          Anon, Northland
          Climate change
          Anon, Otago
          Not just recycling but wadte reduction, and evervother isdue needs a fous on restricting emmissions. The decade is one for urgent, epic action. Please rethink it all with climate change emergency at the core.
          Anon, Tasman
          Infracture is just not up to standard with the number.ber of people we are letting in. Houses being built everywhere roads etc just not up standard to cope with the traffic
          des render, Auckland
          Interisland ferrys, go from Wellington, should be alternative in safe air, should be ferry maybe Whanganui / nelson
          Anon, Canterbury
          Anon, Canterbury
          Most of my house hold waste vl
          Anon, Auckland
          [moderated]
          Cherie, Auckland
          Prime Horticultural land should be reserved for feeding people- not housing. Food needs to be locally available and affordable for all.
          Di Wilson, Bay of Plenty
          Lack of understanding in the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi. This lack of understanding creates racism and anger.
          Anon, Auckland
          Infrastructure needs to be decarbonised - the way in which it is built & operates needs to reduce emissions. All infrastructure needs to be resilient to or adapt to future climate impacts (e,g. sea level rise, flooding, heat island effect and/or ) not only ‘natural disasters’. Infrastructure needs to support an increase in the adaptive capacity of the community it serves.
          Anon, Auckland
          Our city in most areas is being ruined by a lack of planning to accommodate the rampant high density housing development.
          Alex Hallatt , Canterbury
          You can’t get around NZ without a car if you have a dog. You can in Europe.
          Anon, Manawatū-Whanganui
          My issue is calling my country another name. I do not like it at all. I was born in New Zealand. Our soldiers went to war under the New Zealand flag and to have this dam Government pushing and pushing another name is disgusting. Is this leader loosing some votes over this? Staunch labor supporters are wishing they had never voted labor.
          Anon, Bay of Plenty
          Cities can't keep up because of the high volume of people returning to NZ & because owning a home is suddenly a priority.
          Mike Currie, Canterbury
          The drinking water quality issue in NZ has multiple ultimate causes related to both source water
          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
          Anon, Canterbury
          Recycling soft plastics in NZ in more places.

          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.
          Geoffrey, Wellington
          We need fit for purpose roads, railways and heavy traffic bypasses of towns are needed
          Miranda K Hawthorn, Auckland
          in addition to to focussing on recycling we need to reduce consumption, packaging and built in redundancy.
          Miss L, Canterbury
          We need faster and affordable internet if we would like to introduce more working from home environment so can helps to reduce cars on the road and less traffic jam
          Anon, Gisborne
          The HUGE housing issue is the ultra- most important issue having negative effects on our, and other, families and communities - especially how first home buyer families are increasingly shut out of finding an affordable existing house or section to purchase.
          Anon, Auckland
          Social equality needs to be taken more seriously. We need to look after everyone. How wealthy do the wealthy need to be before it becomes more than they could spend in a lifetime. It’s time we looked around us to support all Aotearoa (ALL social demographics).
          Anon, Auckland
          There is too much change in government and local authorities forward planning at the decision making level
          Anon, Northland
          While it nice to save native wildlife we need to stop DOC and others from banning our animals, by stealth, through local government resource consent processes, and local bylaws. We pet owners are well over 45% of the NZ community. We need to live together, not try to ban each other. We need our pets in our lives - stop banning them and trying to kill our cats!
          Anon, Canterbury
          Compulsory cat registration and chips for all owners, cat containment enforced around native bush, registered breeders only, euthanise not catch, neuter, release

          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
          Kelvin kuti(snr), Wellington
          At present more Housing needs top priority before any other major capital works needs. Once every New Zealand people been housed then move onto the next major project.
          Leonie M Exel, Northland
          Our focus on saving native wildlife is stopping us from having dogs and cats in our homes. They are crucial to our well-being. Stop DOC and others from banning our animals, by stealth, through local government resource consent processes, and local bylaws. We pet owners are well over 45% of the NZ community. We need to live together, not try to ban each other.
          Anon, Nelson
          We are destroying our own environment by creating too many products and shopping too much, and then throwing it away. To stop the madness requires zero economic growth, and for new, more relevant wellness indicators t9 be adopted.
          Vanessa Ashley-Caris, Auckland
          We need future proof national infrastructure plans not able to be changed by the whim of councils or governments
          Amy Edson, Waikato
          Affordable housing!
          Maggie Williams, Nelson
          The use of fertile land for housing.
          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.
          Anon, Auckland
          Bus lanes create more traffic delays and impede the flow of traffic - revenue gathering eg Manukau cnr Cavendish Drive outsude the ANZ Bank - it is dangerous and confusing. It cannot be seen and is ridiculous
          Anon, Canterbury
          You missed the boat when the govt didn’t redesign chch to be future proof. Literally had the opportunity to redesign an entire city centre and decided “we had better keep it the same inefficient layout that wasn’t working then and wont work on the future” keep an eye out for the next natural disasters and rebuild the next place properly! Learn from the mistakes in chch. It isn’t worth it doing it wrong. It’s been over 10 years and the place is still worse than before. Absolutely hope
          Anon, Auckland
          Bureaucracy in both local & central govt needs to be reduced drastically and access to services including health & hospital services made better
          Anon, Auckland
          More video big screens going out of the cities, at traffic 🚥 lights, about the road code, to bring down road fatalities around New Zealand. 🛤️🖼️🎞️🚥🚦🎥🚙🚚🚛🚜🏎️🏍️🛵🚲🛴🛹🛣️
          Lorraine , Canterbury
          Immigration is great but the infrastructure needs to be updated at a pace that is in line with the numbers of people being granted residency- this also needs to be considered to allow citizens the opportunity to gain home ownership before residents. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems like a way to slow the market
          Anon, Wellington
          Our lack of recycling is part of the problem but packaging itself needs greater attention.
          Anon, Auckland
          With all the high density housing being built, there has been no consideration given to green space, and car parking. We have 3 story townhouses being built with car parking for 1, some apartments have no parking. Our infrastructure isn’t set up to cope with the increase in density.
          Anon, Wellington
          Improving economic and social resilience and our public healthcare,public housing and truly affordable rents, and public water infrastructure.
          Anon, Taranaki
          better public transport from smaller settlements too increase usage as satelitte towns.
          Melissa, Auckland
          You’ve assumed that recycling is the only option for tackling waste. Putting more responsibility on waste producers to create circular reuse systems or take back and repurpose waste materials is sorely needed.
          Anon, Wellington
          Ability of infrastructure resources to cope with climate change. It’s happening. And it will keep happening for a long time, so we need to ensure coasts against erosion, how are our pipes going to cope with massive storms, things cope with higher winds and scorching dry temperatures?
          Anon, Auckland
          Our young people in their teens need places and activities that they can get involved in COVID has depleted a lot of these
          Anon, Bay of Plenty
          Increasing populations in towns seems to be at a higher rate than the services being created to cope with the population increase. There needs to be more coherence in this planning
          Jess Blackwood, Auckland
          Lack of regulation re packaging produces waste. Procurement and production are far bigger issues than recycling. Much avoidable waste is produced, and there are nil or nominal benefits to ecopackaging, particularly in health and building sector, and in foodstuffs. Policy could change this.
          Anon, Wellington
          We consume too much stuff that needs recycling or ends up in landfill.

          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
          Anon, Auckland
          Companies need to be made responsible for the waste they create. Appliances, cars, tires, farming supplies and equipment, food production, etc. ALL need to have plans for reusing the valuable materials at the end of consumer life.
          Environmental changes and its impact on our world, Auckland
          Environmental impacts, sea level rise, severe weather, more pandemics, impacts we do not know about as yet
          Rob, Northland
          Recycle green waste in people's back yard by composting or have a pick up to divert it from landfill
          Anon, Auckland
          Education should not rely on international student fees for funding. The last year highlights the broken economic model of funding tertiary education. The strain of economic austerity on staff and facilities has extremely negative outcomes on the education of our country’s students
          Joanna Collins, Hawke’s Bay
          We need to learn to work with what we have an not overstretch it. Fancikitate smaller families, ie free access to contraception and permanent contraception, limit immigration, decrease waste creation, support land regeneration and rewilding if we want maintain Aotearoa as a beautiful place. She is already suffering terribly with overuse. We need to look to other counties and realise how not to do it. Continual growth is not possible so let’s look at a circular answer, give also what we take.
          Anon, Auckland
          Our house prices continue to rise because nz is a desirable place to live. He government should restrict immigration to ensure house prices level off.
            Ruby Black, Otago
            Food security is a massive issue in the face of climate change - there needs to be better urban food production solutions and initiatives.
            David Bridson, Waikato
            We need not only to generate sustainable solutions, but regenerative ones that heal and repair the mess we have made. Fortunately, there are already solutions 'out there' that enable us to do so, such as reducing farm stocking rates, transitioning to existing rail services and creating new ones.
            kim hampson, Auckland
            Separate food waste from non-biodegradable waste. Make people more accountable for their volume of waste.
            Don Babe, Canterbury
            Try to reduce the degree of climate change, do not just make plans to cope with it.
            Rob, Auckland
            We are not training people in these fundamental areas . We train people in popular disciplines and not the basic ones. This ends up in making popular short term
            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
            Suskya Goodall, Wellington
            Regenerative vision - Beyond sustainable, we can envision further options for our organisations and communities. Getting our schools and communities to authentically create solutions will enhance engagement, care and respect for our turangawaewae.
            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.
            Kawe , Auckland
            Buy a fleet of electric cars for Kiwi's to buy with a rent to buy opition which covers maintance costs. As many can't afford new or old electric cars.
            Anon, Waikato
            I think smaller families should be encouraged
            Every person leaves a huge footprint on our planet.
            silvia spieksma, Auckland
            Instead of aiming for recycling and replacing fossil fuels with alternative "fuels" we should be reducing our waste and reduce fuel/electricity/water usage. The mining of raw materials that are needed for "alternative" fuels can still be causing environmental stress. Maybe not in our country but elsewhere.
            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
            Raymond McHalick, Hawke’s Bay
            Alongside moving away from flood prone areas place a development ban on any flood prone area. Also, publish a document identifying all developed and undeveloped areas . Make it a requirement that this information be issued to all developers and real estate agents and that it must be presented to all prospective buyers.
            Rachael K, Bay of Plenty
            Target advertising, we see two contradictory messages constantly. Messages to reduce fossil fuel usage, buy less and reduce waste, and messages to consume more, drive more, buy more luxury goods. The positive messaging gets lost and diluted and the groups with messages antagonistic to climate/environment always have greater funds for advertising. Why not restrict advertising to products and services with negative environmental effect? Either via a financial penalty, which will hopefully encourag
            John Dickson, Otago
            Oh please!
            Anon, Tasman
            Supermarkets could deliver to Childcare Centers after mums ordered online, so it saves trips to the supermarket. Or there could be a childcare bus like a school bus, to save trips to childcare centres. Dairies could be drop off Centers for grocery deliveries, that got ordered online before.
            Anon, Nelson
            Add compulsory photovoltaic panels and electric car chargers to all new builds. Make electric companies give a feed in Tarrif of more than three quarters of what they charge per unit. Use electric cars in PV homes as a virtual power generator for peak power consumption times. Have cheaper power at non peak periods
            Bill Dashfield, Wellington
            Zero interest loans for solar panels and solar water heating. Decent buyback prices for domestic PV power. Feebate support for PV vehicles
            Anon, Auckland
            We need to consider more the source of batteries for EVs and their disposal before we commit fully
            Anon, Auckland
            I dont care, I wont be here in 2050
            Anon, Wellington
            1. Reshape urban form for higher density, diversification and in-built sustainability. Stop permitting & funding old approaches, only fund those that meet acceptable density, diversity & sustainability levels.
            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.
            Anon, Auckland
            Go back to some of the old ways like glass milk bottles. Incentivise companies to produce less carbon emissions.
            Kate, Wellington
            Create a fund for local green community hubs where people could get involved and see themselves as part of the solution, creating a space for innovative local solutions for their own issues and problems. This would also help build more resilient communities, foster new ideas and technologies and tackle loneliness. It would spark important conversations around climate change and help people take pride in their community.
            John, Waikato
            Hydrogen for powering cars and our gas network
            Anon, Canterbury
            Manufactors shouldn't package in plastic. The consumer dosen't have a choice of packaging. Technology has encouraged long life food. What is wrong with fresh pastry not ready rolled. Why are we so apathetic
            Anon, Wellington
            Protecting our natural ecosystems is the most important part of fighting climate change. If our natural ecosystems fail, no amount of money or technology can save the planet. Please make this the top priority.
            Encourage regional development, Canterbury
            Encourage people to move or visit regional New Zealand. Part of the answer could be convenient public transport to regional New Zealand that allows people easy access to and from cities when required.
            Anon, Auckland
            Educate people (and schoolchildren) more about nature conservation and minimizing waste. Ban plastic bottles. Police litter being dropped everywhere.
            Megan, Canterbury
            Encourage public discussion on common values, as technology and processes aren’t the problem; Kiwis need to work out our common values, so that everyone has enough according to need (not greed)
            Anon, Wellington
            This is not a new solution merely a warning: To repeat standard business school advice: If you have 25 priorities, you don't have any.
            Anon, Waikato
            Public transport: were playing catchup because rapid rail wasn’t introduced early enough (past decisions); public transport needs to be more reliable & faster, to motivate people to use it.
            Anon, Otago
            Great but still not enough urgency in the tone. And these are definitly not options but necessities.
            Anon, Waikato
            People increasingly want to live in coastal areas. Building projects should have more robust ecological impact assessments, not just on the sites but the whole region. Coastal houses are getting bigger all the time and many are lived in for only a portion of the year.
            Anon, Auckland
            This is New Zealand
            Anon, Hawke’s Bay
            Reduce use of the fossil fuel coal in power plants and commercial use. Cleaner energy such as natural gas or renewable sources to reduce pollution.
            Cherie, Auckland
            Stop densification of over burdened cities with insufficient infrastructure by offering tax breaks for businesses to move into smaller towns where infrastructure can be established correctly from the outset.
            Anon, Auckland
            We need a distributed accessible renewable energy network - so that there equitable access to clean energy
            Anon, Auckland
            Emissions from industrustrial areas need to be managed to ensure good air quality.
            Alex Hallatt , Canterbury
            Value community building more than economic growth. Improve quality of life rather than the amount of stuff each person owns.
            Anon, Bay of Plenty
            The monitoring of roadworks doesn't seem to happen. State highway into Rotorua has just been reopened & is already showing signs of needing repair!
            Mike Currie, Canterbury
            We do not need to reduce the use of fossil fuels we need to STOP USING fossil fuels and transition to clean carbon zero energy sources such as wind, solar and wave. Interestingly enough hydro is not sustainable as damming rivers do not allow the silts created from the catchment areas to be transported to the sea but instead builds up behind the dams in time rendering them unusable
            Anon, Northland
            All plans need to include transportation of animal family members. Animal family members need to be able to be transported on public transport without penalty. And they should be able to be transported in vehicles without penalty.
            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.
            Anon, Canterbury
            We can invest in how to deal with electric batteries when they are dead before we push for everything electric.
            We can explore where would all the electricity come from before pushing for everything electric that is not destroying the environnement.
            Sue M., Auckland
            Building codes should state that All new buildings should have solar power panels installed on their roofs - minimal of hot water usage.
            Look more into residential small wind generators.
            Anon, Waikato
            Mine coal and develop oil exploration to use the most efficient means of energy... forget about the woke PC rubbish...
            Jess King , Canterbury
            I would like all packaging in nz to be "rated" as to how sustainable it is. Eg green = totally compostable, orange = recyclable, red = partially recyclable (eg lid goes to landfill but bottle is recyclable) and black = landfill)
            Anon, Waikato
            Two thoughts. We do not have the generating capacity for an electric fleet. Disposal of batteries a nightmare.
            Anon, Auckland
            Your Transport system is never relabel . No one’s going to change if you cannot maintain a better work ethic throughout you departments. Train problems always on the news!! Buses either breaking down side of the road or a strike. I.e Wellington? Drivers knowing bus routes. Distance to employment. Shift work! Knowing you population growth !! For water and sewage line thought that would be obvious!! You have all these degrees in your arsenal and your still causing mayhem for Auckland city.
            Miss L, Canterbury
            Nz should learn how Japan did with their recycled waste and what is their recycling program is. Nz recycling program not good enough and people not following the rules or understand what is the rules.
            Anon, Auckland
            Invest more money into recycling centres. We need to be far more responsible for the impact we make on our environment and climate. Our ignorance impacts the pacific and pacific islands. We are literally losing islands, people their homeland and their history.
            Anon, Auckland
            Education around recycling (how to and what to) could improve, and local authorities need to be more transparent about what actually gets recycled in New Zealand
            Anon, Auckland
            Tax the polluters
            Tax the rich
            More user pays
            More public transport
            Hurry up where’s the urgency
            Anon, Nelson
            Make the corporations that produce/import waste (in their packaging and low quality products) take responsibility for that waste. Make companies responsible for the recycling/reuse of their products and packaging.
            Vanessa Ashley-Caris, Auckland
            We need to be self sufficient in raw materials, power and so on to stop reliance on imports
            Anon, Canterbury
            We could look at ways to reduce Climate Change
            Anon, Auckland
            All these cost the home owner
            Thomas, Auckland
            Legislate to make polluting businesses pay their fair share towards the future economic a d social harm they are causing the country.

            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
            Terry, Auckland
            Private home owners should be subsidized to encourage the installation of solar and more importantly battery systems. Similar to NSW Australia.
            Anon, Auckland
            All those issues need to start being advertised right up till 2050,or we will lose our momentum for change.
            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 😊 👍
            Anon, Wellington
            Biodiversity and the importance of green spaces and our conservation estate.
            Anon, Canterbury
            Councils are trying to do too much by themselves, we need consistency across NZ especially with waste and recycling management
            Anon, Auckland
            We need to ensure we deal with our own waste without bringing more in from overseas, stop building landfills and actually recycle waste. We need to optimize our 'clean, green' image, make fresh fruit and veg more affordable (less packaging) and lead the world against climate change
            Anon, Wellington
            Campaign to Encourage consumers to vote with their wallets to influence capitalist organisations to adapt quicker to environmental concerns.
            Anon, Auckland
            We need to standardise recycling facilities across New Zealand.
            Anon, Bay of Plenty
            Target the manufactures about their packaging! That’s where the change needs to be demanded!
            Anon, Wellington
            Teach people how to eat well & live healthy lives. And ensure they can afford to eat. Incl cooking from scratch and eating more fruit/veg

            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.
            Anon, Auckland
            Reward and incentivise new homes with solar and water collection
            Anon, Wellington
            Reduce bottom trawling in our oceans, add labels to fresh fish in our supermarkets so that consumers can make informed decisions in the same way we can for chicken and eggs, and add transparency to NZ’s fishing practices to illustrate minimum by-catch
            Rachel McKenzie , Wellington
            We need to make sure the solutions that are put in place aren’t worse/more damaging then what we have. Are fossil fuels worse then lithium ion batteries? Can they be disposed of or are we making it worse for our planet. We should be able to keep LPG for heating/cooking/bbqs in our own homes
            Sylvie Kerr, Bay of Plenty
            Force councils/healthcare/schools providers to use technology. e.g. Tauranga hospital. When you have an appointment they send you a paper appointment card (often) and then ask you to phone an 0800 number to confirm. They don't have a proper IT system to notify/confirm appointments. My dentist service works better than them (email and text) Same with my local school (paper notices the kids sometimes don't pass on then get lost). Massive Productivity loss here as no budget/staff/will to implement
            Iain Ogilvy, Marlborough
            We could increase penalties fir offenders / polluters
            Rob, Northland
            Put incentivesIn place to use glass. Sorry businesses that recycle plastic packaging in nz
            Anon, Auckland
            I'm concerned that crime offenders are more protected than me and enjoy more benefits.
            Anon, Auckland
            Support and encourage innovation in areas and science and technology by increasing funding, creating new international networks. Aotearoa has a history of inventiveness, continuing to support it is essential. National competitions, with briefs that call for innovative thinking aimed at all levels and ages our could produce wonderful projects.
            Anon, Canterbury
            Ask the local MBA programmes for ideas , for example many of the projects and group work at Canterbury MBA focus around the environment and technology, smart people with good ideas. But these ideas don’t always get shared outside the MBA if it is just short project work
            Joanna Collins, Hawke’s Bay
            It’s important that we realise the source of many of these issues, which is the number of human in the planet. Therefore facilitation if people to limit their family size is key. It is proven that given this as an easy, accessible option people will take it. People realise smaller families mean a better quality of life for all, they just need help to achieve this from education and free, easy access to services.
            Claudia McGough, Auckland
            I would like to see a reduction in plastic in our supermarkets. The amount of waste for packaging each week is to much!
            Anon, Wellington
            We need to look at what we import for convenience carefully and make zero waste the norm. We need to expand controls on single use plastics. We stopped using bags easily. So why don’t we make NZ the first zero waste, free-range nation?
            Anon, Canterbury
            Store more water:
            Irrigation, cities and town, generation of electricity
            Yo Heta, Auckland
            Smaller buses running more often
            Colin Davis, Nelson
            We need people to prepare to move from a growth economy to a genuinely sustainable economy. We need to stop buying luxuries.
            Anon, Auckland
            Reduce or eliminate production of plastics and plastic products where possible
            Anon, Waikato
            I think we need to do more to look after our sea to protect it from climate change. I think protecting our fish from trawling and over fishing would make a significant impact on sea temperature changes
            Anon, Hawke’s Bay
            Increase Police to secure public saftey. Educate young people in human values. Educate youth and gangs in human values. DRUGS. GUNS. ALCOHOL ,VIOLENCE
            Anon, Auckland
            The biggest contributor to global warming and climate change is the dairy farming industry, reduce the numbers.
            Anon, Wellington
            Phase out animal agriculture, one of the leading causes of climate change. Humans do not need meat or dairy to thrive.
            Philip wellington, Northland
            Put a cap on population , stop relying on tourism
            Anon, Northland
            Use hydrogen powered vehicles. That way exisiting gas station infrastructure can be utilised and move to climate friendly vehicles will be cheaper and quicker. Likely also that oil industry will be on board if they can keep making money through the gas stations. Electric cars will be a drain on our resources, we already haven’t got enough power when there are droughts
            Anon, Marlborough
            Technology over people is not always the way. If your task can be completed by a person or by a machine. The person factor should win. Ie rubbish trucks with runners vs new trucks that cost a million dollars
            Anon, Auckland
            Burn the rubbish like advanced countries do would solve landfills
            Anon, Canterbury
            There are more scam artists around now a days their websites and bank accounts should be shut down and never to be used here in nz again
            Anon, Wellington
            For this issues to gain traction, it really needs to be pragmatic and real, this country will get behind it, but not if it's explained and presented in the wrong way, keeping the economy at the forefront while encouraging green alternative, and speaking in realise plain english, that will get more middle NZers on boards, no need to over speak to population who are already there.
            julie cartner, Otago
            were possible smaller commuter buses that can more easily handle some of our narrow roads also security cameras around the bus hub intergrated with the police station with more police presence if required or social hub within the same area ie lunch bar loo stop for bus drivers and people