6 May 2019

Strengths and challenges facing Heartland communities

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 6 May 2019

AgResearch social scientist, Dr Margaret Brown and Dr Bill Kaye-Blake, director at PricewaterhouseCoopers discuss  the findings from a decade of research into the resilience of rural communities and the role it has in helping settlements to prosper. Around 20 percent of New Zealanders live rurally, but the decisions made about them are predominantly decided by from urban people - so there is a lot of room for a disconnect between the countryside and the policy makers. The results have been published in the book, Heartland Strong - How rural New Zealand can change and thrive.

Dr Brown and Dr Kaye-Blake speak with Kathryn Ryan.