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Environmental reporting

Photos of domains we report on

Why environmental reporting matters

We want every New Zealander to have robust and trusted information on the state of their environment. That is why this Ministry and Stats NZ report on the state of different aspects of our environment every six months, and our environment as a whole every three years.

Regular reports enable us to more fully understand our environment, track the positive and negative impacts of human activities over time, and identify some of the key challenges.

Environmental indicators

'New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa' presents indicators and trends across five environmental domains and the cross-domain area of biodiversity.

The indicators cover topics on the state of our environment, pressures that contribute to this state, and the impacts this state has on us as New Zealanders.

Data improvement

We work with Statistics New Zealand and regional councils to improve the availability of robust, representative data.