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Long-Term Insights Briefing: public consultation opens

News: 10 November 2022

Consultation on the inaugural Long-Term Insights Briefing for the cultural sector is now open to the public until Sunday 27 November.

These briefings are a relatively new requirement for all central government agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand and are prepared at least every three years. They are ‘think pieces on the future’ and are designed to provide an opportunity to help the public and decision-makers consider medium and long-term trends, risks and opportunities.

Over 150 organisations and individuals provided valuable input and feedback, through two rounds of engagement, into the development of the cultural sector briefing, prepared by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

It’s clear from the feedback received there are numerous hopes for the sector into the future. The Ministry is grateful to all those who generously gave their time, and shared their perspectives with us, as we explored the following important question:

Into the future, what are some of the key areas that will influence the vibrancy and resilience of the cultural sector ecosystem?

The briefing explores five key areas:

Te Ao Māori

Considering the future of the sector where Te Ao Māori is woven throughout the cultural sector, while supporting mana Motuhake, and including implications of co-governance.

Funding, investment and value

Shifting how investment is made in the sector and how value is understood and realised.

Population change

Understanding the impacts of projected demographic changes as Aotearoa New Zealand becomes more diverse, including shifts in specific population groups and our sense of identity and place in the world

Digital technologies

Realising the opportunities created by rapidly changing digital tools and platforms, and considering the broader economic and legal implications including in relation to the global marketplace.

Climate change

Fostering a more sustainable sector and the opportunities within the sector to positively impact climate change.

Next steps

The final briefing is scheduled to be presented to Select Committee and published in December.

More information about the Long-term Insights Briefing and how to submit feedback on the draft briefing is available at:

Updated on 9th December 2022