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Environmental reporting on land

Access national environmental reporting on New Zealand’s land. New Zealand's environmental reporting series is co-produced by Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment.

Environment Aotearoa 2019 

Environment Aotearoa 2019 brings together data and findings from five domain reports (air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, marine and land). It helps us view our environment as a whole in all its complexity.

Using five broad themes, the report presents nine priority environmental issues. 

The following issues include a focus on land. 

Changes to the vegetation on our land are degrading the soil and water

Urban growth is reducing versatile land and native biodiversity

Read the summary of  Environment Aotearoa 2019  online or download the full report

Our land 2018

Key information

New Zealand's land at a glance

  • This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s land. It presents key findings from Our land 2018.

Our land 2018 at a glance

  • A summary of the report.

Our land 2018 report

  • Information about the state of our land, the pressures on this state, and what that means for us and the environment.

Land indicators [Environmental indicators Te Taiao Aotearoa website]

  • Graphs, maps, tables, and more detailed scientific descriptions of our key findings.

Datasets [MfE Data Service]

  • Conduct your own analysis of the data.


Media release  from Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment.

Penny Nelson (MfE) Speech 

  • Penny Nelson introduces Our Land 2018.

Watch more land use videos

  • See how New Zealanders are thinking differently about land use.

Environment Aotearoa 2015

Environment Aotearoa 2015 provides an overall picture of our environment across the air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine domains including interactions between domains. 

Information on land 

Infographic – New Zealand’s environment at a glance 

Land chapter of the report – Environment Aotearoa 2015 

Key findings including land – Environment Aotearoa 2015

Land indicators [Environmental indicators Te Taiao Aotearoa website]

Datasets – Land [MfE Data Service]