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  • December 2008
    The 2008 environmental report card providing information on the area of New Zealand’s marine areas with legal protection. This report card has been superseded by the Marine Protected Areas indicator update published in 2012. Read more
  • sddp-modelling-of-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-electricity-generation
    November 2008
    The report was commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment for the SEIP TAG Electricity Issues Sub-group. The analysis involved modelling future electricity system performance in New Zealand assuming a range of CO2 prices Read more
  • Cover of Meeting the challenges of future flooding in nz
    August 2008
    In 2004, the Government decided to review flood risk management to ensure the framework was robust. The Ministry for the Environment led the review, and a Steering Group provided direction and guidance. This report presents the review's findings. Read more
  • This proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation sets out the objective and policies for managing renewable electricity generation activities under the Resource Management Act 1991.
    August 2008
    This proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation sets out the objective and policies for managing renewable electricity generation activities under the Resource Management Act 1991. Read more
  • Proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2008 Section 32 Evaluation Report
    August 2008
    This document contains the evaluation for the Minister for the Environment required under section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991 of the proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation. The NES came into effect on 13 May 2011. Read more
  • Scope of a  National Policy Statement on  Urban Design  Background Paper
    August 2008
    In August 2008, the Ministry for the Environment sought views on the scope of a National Policy Statement on Urban Design. This background paper was prepared to guide feedback on scope. Read more
  • Air Quality Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2007
    July 2008
    This report contains the 2007 annual ambient (outdoor) air quality data set, measured from Auckland and Christchurch. Read more
  • Market Research Study: A Review of the Environment New Zealand 2007 Report
    July 2008
    The Ministry commissioned an independent review to obtain stakeholder feedback on the readability, content and overall usefulness of the Environment New Zealand 2007 report. Read more
  • June 2008
    This Good Practice Guide for Assessing Discharges to Air from Land Transport provides comprehensive guidance on how to consider air quality impacts from transport development. Read more
  • enz07-air-info-sheet-jun08
    Air
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-biodiversity-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-energy-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Environment New Zealand 2007: Land
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-atmosphere-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-freshwater-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-household-consumption-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-transport-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-waste-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Oceans
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Cover for urban design case studies local goverment
    May 2008
    This second volume of case studies provides examples of ways local government can incorporate quality urban design in strategies, plans and guidelines. It also includes examples of best practice development projects from throughout New Zealand. Read more
  • Cover of National Wood Burner Performance Review: Phase 2
    April 2008
    This report details the results of Phase 2 of the National Wood Burner Performance Review, in which 10 wood burners were purchased for testing of emissions and efficiency as well as a design verification test. Read more
  • quantification-air-quality-co-benefits-apr08
    April 2008
    This technical report examines a range of possible measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and assesses potential co-benefits and co-costs through changed public health effects and costs through changed air pollution emissions. Read more
  • cover for greenhouse gas inventory overview 1990 - 2006
    April 2008
    This document provides an overview of New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 - 2006.  Read more
  • Assessment of dioxin contamination at sawmill sites
    March 2008
    This report estimates the extent of dioxin contamination at sawmill sites in New Zealand where pentachlorophenol (known as PCP) was used as a timber treatment in sprays or dips until its withdrawal in 1988. Read more
  • March 2008
    This technical report estimates the extent of dioxin contamination at sawmill sites in New Zealand where pentachlorophenol (known as PCP) was used as a timber treatment in sprays or dips until its withdrawal in 1988. Read more