Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways White Paper

Through Te Ara Paerangi, we want to build a future-focused system that advances the wellbeing of current and future generations of New Zealanders by addressing challenges and opportunities such as climate change, natural disasters, and the need to lift productivity.

The White Paper outlines they key actions and directions the Government is taking through Te Ara Paerangi. It provides a roadmap for how we will implement the changes and demonstrates how we will continue to work with you as the programme progresses.

The White Paper builds on the submissions we received on the Green Paper between October 2021 and March 2022. We carefully considered all feedback and ideas, investigated international research, science, and innovation systems, held workshops with focus groups and met regularly with sector peak bodies, other agencies and the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation.

Next steps

In 2023, MBIE will be developing and implementing the policy directions listed in the White Paper. The Implementation Roadmap in the White Paper outlines the timelines for reform activities.

We will be engaging with the sector in discussions and policy documents on specific proposals as they are developed. We will provide an update early in 2023 on how to become involved in this work. In the meantime, you can join an information session in December 2022 and January 2023 where we can answer your questions about the White Paper. See details below.

If you have any questions about the White Paper, please contact: FuturePathways@mbie.govt.nz

Information sessions

Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways White Paper Information Sessions

Description: These public information sessions will summarise the key concepts in the Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways White Paper and answer initial questions.

Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways White Paper Information Session #1

When: Tuesday 13 December 2022 10:00-10:45am

Register for the webinar on Tuesday 13 December(external link)

Te Ara Paerangi- Future Pathways White Paper Information Session #2

When: Thursday 26 January 2023 10:00-10:45am

Register for the webinar on Thursday 26 January(external link)