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Auckland regional parks network: assessment of benefits & expenditure recovery options
The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) maintains and administers a network of countryside and conservation parks, as well as the Botanic Gardens and stadia at Mount Smart. The annual budget of the Auckland Regional Parks ...
The costs of single species programmes and the budget constraint
(Surrey Beatty & Sons, 2008)
Despite the scarcity of funding for species conservation programs, estimation of the cost of threatened species programs occurs in only a few countries. This paper examines the reasons for the lack of species program cost ...
Stated preference evaluation of government budgets
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2005-08)
Stated preference approaches are widely used in non-market valuation. However, their potential uses extend far beyond valuation. In particular they can be used to assess efficiency of resource allocations and to design ...
Preliminary investigation into the benefits from investments in environmental research: case studies on water clarity/quality and the biological management of possums
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2004-06)
MoRST is performing an evaluation of the funds invested in environmental research. The two case studies discussed in this paper contribute to the ongoing decision-making about this investment. Substantial funds have been ...
What New Zealanders think about marine recreational fishing
(New Zealand Fishing News., 2004)
Opinions run hot on the future management of New Zealand’s marine recreational fisheries. There is much at stake. Recreational fishers spend about one billion dollars a year targeting the five most commonly caught marine ...
Economic assessment: proposed Ashburton catchment flow regime change
Key topics include an economic assessment and consideration of ecosystem services. Provisioning services, regulating services and cultural services are given along with benefit and cost changes.
Valuing the benefits of public goods to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act in New Zealand
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2000)
The Local Government Amendment Act (No 3) requires Local Authorities to consider the distribution benefits from publicly provided services in relation to their expenditure and financing. This is feasible in the case of ...
New Zealand fresh water management and agricultural impacts
In New Zealand it is increasingly recognised, including by government, that water resource allocation and water quality are issues of national importance. Agriculture is frequently portrayed by public media as a major ...
Ecosystem services review of water storage projects in Canterbury: the Opihi River case
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, 2011)
There is an ever‐increasing demand for freshwater that is being used for the purposes of irrigation and land use intensification in Canterbury. But the impact of this demand has lead to unacceptable minimum river flows. ...
Public perceptions of New Zealand’s state of the environment – how ‘clean’ and how 'green'?
(Lincoln University., 2002-06)
New Zealander’s perceptions of the state of the New Zealand environment were examined in a second Lincoln University national survey, conducted in March 2002. We report the public’s perceptions of environmental quality in ...