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Environment Aotearoa 2019

Publication date:  April 2019
Publication reference number:  ME 1416

Environment Aotearoa 2019 provides an overview of the state of our environment. Using five broad themes the report presents nine priority environmental issues. Each issue includes information about why it matters, what has changed, and the consequences.

Environment Aotearoa 2019 is a joint report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ.

Correction: 10 May 2019
We have corrected a sentence on page 39 of Environment Aotearoa 2019.  The following sentence originally said $5 million. It now says $5 billion: Our remaining freshwater wetlands were estimated to provide benefits with an estimated value of more than $5 billion per year in 2012 (Patterson & Cole, 2013).

Correction: 10 June 2019
We have corrected a sentence on page 33 of Environment Aotearoa 2019. The following sentence originally said 55 percent. It now says 60 percent: As of 2012, approximately 5 percent of our land area was classified as highly prone to erosion, and 60 per cent of highly erodible land was in the North Island.

We have corrected a sentence on page 84 of Environment Aotearoa 2019. The following sentence originally said total allowable catch. It now says total allowable commercial catch: The QMS gives quota holders a right to harvest a fish stock up to a maximum level - the total allowable commercial catch.

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