Our Outdoors
Our New Zealand

Making Our Outdoors The Heart Of New Zealand

Our seas, our rivers, our lakes, our beaches, our land all belong to the people of New Zealand. Our access and enjoyment of our natural environment is a given; it’s part of our heritage, our culture, our way of life and it’s why tourists come here. Our unique outdoor environment has provided food, recreation and social benefit for generations and it should continue to do so, forever, without question, without compromise.

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Our Vision

We want our communities and society to be self-reliant and resilient, to have access to nutritious food, where reliance on poisons and sprays is eliminated, where we choose to build, make and repair, rather than buy then bury in landfill and where life-long learning is the norm.

  • A society where growing, catching, hunting and harvesting our own food is valued and respected.
  • A vibrant agricultural economy that encourages small scale, high value, low input practices. Farming that improves profitability and protects our freshwater, biodiversity and soil health.
  • A society that values its natural resources and uses them sparingly, respectful of nature’s equal demand on them.
  • A society where we can share our knowledge, tools and resources and where we re-use, repurpose, recycle and eliminate waste.
  • A society where health, happiness and compassion are our measures for success.
  • And, a society where how we live, not regulations, will mitigate climate change.

In short, to create a country where we are admired by the world not just because of our wonderful natural environment, but because of the way we live. A way of life that protects and enhances that environment.

Our Freshwater

Our rivers and lakes should be kept clean, full and in a natural state for the people to enjoy and gather food.

  • Keep freshwater fresh.
  • Keep our rivers and lakes full.
  • Protect the natural character and life of waterbodies.
  • Water belongs to us and is not for sale.
  • Our bottom line – excellent aquatic health.

Our Marine Fisheries

Recreational anglers, not trawlers, enjoying and managing our inshore fisheries for abundance.

  • No more trawling of our coastal fisheries.
  • Stop wasteful commercial practices.
  • Promote marine abundance and diversity.
  • Recognise the value of recreational fishing.
  • Inshore fisheries co-managed by recreational fishers.

Our Land

We want public land with enduring and practical public access, protection from development, forward-looking conservation strategies and constructive game animal management.

  • Game animals managed by hunters.
  • Cease aerial toxins, stop poisoning our food basket.
  • Protect and expand the public conservation estate and our wild places.
  • Low impact, high value agricultural production.

Our Future, Our Say

We want our citizens and residents to have a much greater say in our future:

  • Determine limits on tourist numbers.
  • Establish environmental limits to economic growth.
  • Our population – how big do we want to be?
  • How best to preserve our culture and values.
  • Focus on quality, not quantity in everything we do.

Join Us

If you love the outdoors then help us keep the New Zealand way of life for generations to come.

  • Hunters, Fisherman
  • Trampers, Lovers Of The Outdoors
  • Campers, Boaties, Skiers
  • Mountain Bikers, Artists
  • Divers, Swimmers
  • Farmers, Beach Lovers
  • Conservationists

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