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Our mission is environmental stewardship for a prosperous New Zealand – tiakina te taiao kia tōnui a Aotearoa. Find out more about our role and who we work with on environmental issues.


Budget 2015

Information on environmental initiatives funded in this year's budget is available here

Dr David Wratt has been appointed as the Ministry for the Environment’s Departmental Science Advisor. Dr Wratt is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished scientists, with international standing and a 30-year career in climate and meteorology. His appointment recognises the Ministry’s strong science and evidence focus.  Read more

The Government is seeking views on New Zealand’s post-2020 international climate change contribution.


Find out more including how to have your say on our consultation web page.

We are pleased to announce our new MfE Data Service. The service allows free web-based access to our data through open-file downloads and machine readable web service APIs. It has been made possible through a shared services agreement with Land Information New Zealand. 


Find out more about the service.

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