What aspects of the regulatory environment do operations like yours struggle with the most?
Six out of ten respondents lack confidence in the people making regulations and struggle with regulations that don’t make sense to them. Farmers, foresters, and growers all agreed that these were the most problematic part of the regulatory environment.
Download Key Results Sheet
- pdf Key results sheet 1: Rural regulation pdf File, 176 KB
About the survey
The Survey of Rural Decision Makers is a biennial survey of New Zealand’s primary sector conducted by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research since 2013. In 2023, there were ~5,200 respondents representing commercial and lifestyle farms, forests, and growing operations from Cape Reinga to Rakiura.