Social cohesion for everyone in New Zealand | English

Closed 31 Oct 2021

Opened 25 Jun 2021


On Friday 25 June, the government launched a significant work programme aimed at strengthening social cohesion in New Zealand and building a safer, more tolerant and inclusive society.

From 25 June to 31 October, you can give your views and feedback on a broad range of social cohesion proposals – from how we should define and measure social cohesion, to how it can be upheld and supported in law.


You can make a submission online or write to us

Make a submission by taking the online survey below.

Send us your feedback by email to

or written submissions to the:
Ministry of Social Development,
Attn: Social cohesion team
PO Box 1556
Wellington 6140.

Alternate formats for the Social Cohesion survey are available on the MSD website