Natural capital

To understand the wellbeing of New Zealand’s population, it is important to understand the country’s natural environment and how we use the natural resources present in this country. This includes the:

  • geology of the country
  • soils
  • air
  • water
  • living things, including farmed and native organisms.

It is important to understand how we are using our natural capital to ensure that we maintain its viability, resilience, and productivity for future generations.

 

To understand the wellbeing of New Zealand’s population, it is important to understand the country’s natural environment and how we use the natural resources present in this country.

 

Gold was first discovered in New Zealand at Driving Creek, near Coromandel, in 1852.

 

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