Is a healthy environment a great extra for a city or should it be a key part of policy decisions?
It's a question to be asked as Auckland looks ahead to what its money should be spent on over the ten years.
One of those arguing the importance and worth of biodiversity is Ecologist Dr Margaret Stanley from the University of Auckland. She's part of a panel discussing the issues tonight.
If you'd like to take a listen to our interview with Florence William about the connection between health and wellbeing, as Jesse mentions in this interview, click here.