What would your ideal backyard be like?

This survey explores what makes our backyards happy spaces for us and nature.
It aims to give you a voice in deciding how we can improve our backyards for ourselves and nature. 
There are 18 questions and it will take you 5-10 minutes to complete. Your anonymous answers will be kept confidential - all questions are optional.


This survey is funded by Unlocking Curious Minds and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. The results will be used to explore how perspectives on managing our backyards and nature vary across New Zealand. This research will be used in the longer term to:
  • ensure diverse voices inform future backyard biodiversity priorities.
  • develop a tool to help everyone to make backyards healthier spaces for us and nature.


If you decide to participate in this questionnaire your responses will be treated confidentially. The survey data will be stored on password protected servers hosted by Manaaki Whenua.

You will not be identified and nor will any personal information be revealed in publicly available reports or results. The analysis and reporting will be carried out by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. If you agree to participate, please note that all questions are optional. You can submit your responses by clicking ‘done’ at the end.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Catriona MacLeod directly (MacLeodC@landcareresearch.co.nz) or the social ethics convenor Nick Kirk (kirkn@landcareresearch.co.nz). This project has been reviewed by Manaaki Whenua’s social ethics process. 
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