Open consultations

This section provides links to Ministry of Environment consultations that are currently under way.

This section has been developed to provide a straight-forward way of making submissions and encouraging discussion. Please select the consultation you are interested in from the list below and follow the instructions that are provided.

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2017 Green Ribbon Awards entry form

Welcome to the 27th annual Green Ribbon Awards, held to recognise outstanding contributions by individuals, communities and organisations to protect and manage New Zealand’s environment. We are delighted that you would like to enter the awards, and look forward to hearing how you or your project is making an impact.

All entries will be assessed by a panel of judges with environmental expertise, including representatives from the Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation. Entries will be assessed against Sections Two and Three of the entry form below.

Entries close at 12.00 noon Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Awards 21 March 2017 12.00 pm Monday 15 May 2017
Clean Water 2017

The Government is consulting on proposals to improve the management of our lakes, rivers and other waterbodies. The proposals are part of the Clean Water package 2017.

Fresh water 23 February 2017 3.00 pm Friday 28 April 2017
Proposed legislation for urban development authorities

The Government is proposing legislation to enable major urban development projects to be built more quickly.

14 February 2017 5.00 pm Friday 19 May 2017