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Influence Land and Water Data Accessibility – in 4 Minutes

Where do you get your land and water information? Take 4 minutes to complete our survey. Your input will help prioritise the datasets linked from a new digital gateway, ensuring this information is easily accessible to all.

Finding reliable land and water data can be a real challenge. It can be costly, difficult to locate or simply unavailable to the public. The Kuaha Matihiko project aims to provide transparent access to trustworthy land and water data sources for all New Zealanders.

A team of experts from AgResearch, Massey University and Waka Digital has been funded by Our Land and Water to develop a user-friendly, open-access, inclusive and collaborative digital gateway to connect users with all the necessary tools and data they require.

To ensure this digital gateway meets the needs of various stakeholders, the team is conducting a brief survey through their website, This survey will help the team better understand the data needs and activities of various groups such as farmers, agribusiness, community groups, mana whenua, regional councils, and central government.

There are many, many land and water datasets, so the survey results will be used to identify the most commonly utilised resources, and prioritise them for integration into the gateway. All responses will be anonymous, and a summary of the findings will be available on the website.

The Kuaha Matihiko project will eventually provide easy access to reliable and trusted land and water data, empowering New Zealanders to make better decisions for our communities and environment.

To take the survey please go to

Please ensure that all cookies are unblocked on your web browser. Please forward the survey to others if their roles or interests align with our project.

The project team really appreciates your time in completing the survey. If you have any questions, please contact the team. Further details and progress updates on the project will be on the project webpage.


Annabel McAleer

Communications Manager, Our Land and Water. Text in this article is licensed for re-use under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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