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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 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.

The Ministry is currently evaluating the more than 10,000 submissions received and will advise Ministers as they consider New Zealand's climate change target.


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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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