This topic provides valuable context to the wellbeing indicators.

To understand the general wellbeing experienced in Aotearoa New Zealand, it is important to understand how that wellbeing is affected by different facets of production that take place around the country, for example, industries such as agriculture and sectors such as the government. Among other things, the topic includes considering:

  • the level of production within the country
  • where production is taking place around the country
  • who benefits in what ways from that production.
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Sealing and whaling were the first major European industries to take place in Aotearoa New Zealand, beginning around 1791.

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