Find out about New Zealanders' attitudes toward conservation and DOC, and their recreation activities on public conservation land, as surveyed in 2016.

In 2016, 4,131 New Zealanders aged 18 years and over participated in a survey about their engagement with conservation, their views about DOC and its work, and their use of public conservation lands and waters, including historic sites.

Participants had the option to complete the questionnaire online or on paper submitted in the post. The survey results and methodology are presented in the reports below.

Survey of New Zealanders (PDF, 5,010K)
This report contains the results of the 2016 Survey of New Zealanders.

Methodology report (PDF, 3,967K)
This report describes the methodology used in the 2016 Survey of New Zealanders.


Partnerships, Historic & Visitor Unit

Whare Kaupapa Atawhai / Conservation House Head Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington 6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
Wellington 6140
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