This is the first of two Infometrics reports providing Māori economic impact analysis for the Essential Freshwater proposals. The report uses Māori-owned collective lands as a proxy for the Māori economy and estimates the potential profit-loss impact of the 2019 freshwater package (with a focus on dissolved inorganic nitrogen). See Resource Economics Essential Freshwater Costs Analysis (see related publications below) base case results.
This report (report 1) provides options for analysis of current land use compared with potential land use. Note: conservation land, lakes, rivers and towns are excluded in this analysis.