Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways

Submissions closed: 16 March 2022, 5pm

We have consulted on the Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways Green Paper.


Our research, science and innovation system has served Aotearoa New Zealand exceptionally well: from supporting our economy and society, to enhancing understanding of our natural world, helping us solve environmental challenges, and underpinning our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We now need to consider how we best position our system for the future.

Through the Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways Programme, we want to create a modern, future-focussed research system for New Zealand. It needs to be adaptable for a rapidly changing future, resilient to changes, and connected; to itself, to industry, to public sector users of research, and internationally.

Such a system should reflect New Zealand’s unique opportunities and challenges. It will embed Te Tiriti across the design and delivery attributes of the system, and enable opportunities for mātauranga Māori. It will also recognise that research is a global undertaking and seek to stand alongside the best systems in the world. Read more about this work at the link below:

Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways

Submissions are now available to view

Thank you to everyone who submitted on Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways Green Paper. We received 903 submissions over the consultation, which closed on 16 March 2022.

The first tranche of submissions is now available to view below. This link will soon include the second and final tranche of submissions once we complete processing and confidentiality checks with several submitters.

In June, we will also release a summary of submissions report covering the key themes raised by submissions and workshop attendees during the consultation.

Thank you once again for your contributions to Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways, and we look forward to your continued engagement with this programme.

Read the submissions we received on the Green Paper(external link)

Cabinet papers and minutes related to the Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways Programme and release of the Green Paper

Last updated: 11 April 2022