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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.


The New Zealand Government announced that our post-2020 climate change target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. 

Read the Minister’s media release

Find out more about the new target

The Government is seeking views on a proposed National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry. 


To view the consultation document and to have your say see the web page:

Proposed National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry [Ministry for Primary Industries website].


You can also find out about the development of the proposal on this website.

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.


See Datasets by domain to find out which datasets are currently available.

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Ko te whenua te waiu mo nga uri whakatipu. Our land and resources provide the sustenance for our future generations.

Find out more about how we work with iwi and Māori.

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