For many years, The Tindall Foundation, ASB Community Trust, WWF-New Zealand and NZ Landcare Trust have invested in improving the wellbeing of New Zealand’s people and its environment. Great results have been achieved in smaller individual projects, and yet the overall wellbeing of New Zealand is not improving as it might.

The question was asked: Is there another, better way to invest our money and resources to achieve greater results? We were inspired by large landscape projects in North America, Europe and Australia. We asked ourselves whether we could use the experiences of these successful programmes to make a really big difference here in New Zealand. If so, where in New Zealand has the greatest potential?