Our Strategy

  • Future Strategy update

    Future Strategy update

March 2019

The rubber hits the road this month as co-development starts on our work programme for the next five years.

Our Strategic Leadership Group (SLG) and Knowledge Brokers held a workshop in Christchurch in early March to plan the lead-in to Tranche 2 from July 2019.

Of particular focus was the upcoming work on co-development of an investment prospectus for each of seven Strategic Outcomes, and how they’ll be shaped by recently appointed scoping groups. An eighth group will run a similar process to focus on kauri dieback and myrtle rust. You can read more about our approach in the Strategy for Tranche 2 (2019 – 2024).

At the meeting, we welcomed seven new interim SLG members. Nau mai to Tame Malcolm, Kevin Collins, Pike Brown, Tara Strand, Shaun Ogilvie, Aroha Mead and Helen Warburton. Over the coming weeks the SLG members will be in touch with scoping groups to kick off the process. We’re also pleased to welcome new Knowledge Brokers Jack Craw and Kerri-Anne Edge.

With diverse teams encompassing a wealth of knowledge and experience, we’re excited about what the future holds for Aotearoa New Zealand as we continue to sharpen our focus on finding solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our environment. Check back here for updates as things evolve.

Building on the great progress made over the past five years, our new strategy sharpens the focus on three aspirational goals, or impact areas

By working toward these Impacts – whakamana, tiaki, whakahou (empower, protect, restore) – our Challenge Parties and many other participants will:

  • incentivise New Zealanders to take action to protect the landscapes in which we live, work, and play
  • help develop a world-class biosecurity system
  • ensure that Aotearoa New Zealand has resilient, thriving natural and production ecosystems.

We feel confident that together we will make great advances on a mission that’s so important for every New Zealander: to reverse the decline of Aotearoa’s biological heritage through a national partnership that delivers significant changes in research innovation, world-leading technologies, and community and sector action.