The Department Of Conservation (DOC) released the results of the New Zealanders in the Outdoors survey. See below an introduction and please visit DOC’s website for the full article.
“The New Zealanders in the Outdoors survey, undertaken prior to COVID-19 travel restrictions in New Zealand, gleaned comments and responses from about 3,800 people with a focus on participation in the outdoors. This document provides a snapshot of New Zealanders’ experiences in the outdoors. It is a summary of findings from customer research undertaken by the New Zealand-based customer research and evaluation agency UMR from September 2018 to February 2020. A core focus of DOC’s work is to facilitate and encourage people’s access to and connection with New Zealand’s great outdoors – our natural and cultural heritage. The survey helps build DOC’s understanding of how and why people use the great outdoors so we can best cater to their needs.”