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  • Cover of our marine environment 2019 summary
    October 2019
    A six-page summary of our report, Our marine environment 2019, examining the most pressing issues in our oceans, seas, harbours, and coastlines.  Read more
  • cover of environmental reporting factsheet
    July 2019
    This environmental reporting factsheet is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment.    Read more
  • Cover of New Zealand's land at a glance
    April 2018
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s land. It presents key findings from Our land 2018. Read more
  • Cover of the report on New Zealnd rainfall intensity indices
    October 2017
    This report describes the rainfall indices and datasets used in the measure of rainfall intensity in the Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa series. Read more
  • cover of Damaging Wind Gust Index
    October 2017
    This report describes the methodology used to calculate wind gust indices used in the measure of Extreme wind in the Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa series. Read more
  • Cover of Updated datasets for atmosphere and climate domain report
    October 2017
    This report describes and outlines the methodologies used to generate, the updated datasets acquired from NIWA for Our atmosphere and climate 2017. Read more
  • Cover of Annual glacier ice volumes, 1977-2016
    October 2017
    This report details the methodologies underlying updated estimates of glacier ice volume change in New Zealand. The estimates were used in the measure of Annual glacier ice volumes in the Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa series. Read more
  • priorities-for-te-ao-maori-reporting-cover
    September 2016
    The scoping project for reporting on 'te ao Maori' identified national high priority areas, suggested how these priority areas could be measured and whether or not the data is currently available. Read more
  • image of New Zealand's environment at a glance infographic
    October 2015
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s environment. It presents key findings from ‘Environment Aotearoa 2015’ in a graphic for use online or as a printed poster. Read more
  • Cover of the Waste Minimisation Fund leaflet
    February 2015
    Information about the Waste Minimisation Fund. Read more
  • cover for water quality modelling for the southland region
    November 2013
    This scientific study aggregates the estimated farm level and point source nutrient discharges to downstream water quality concentrations of nitrate (N), phosphorus (P) and E. coli for 73 monitored sites in the Southland region. Read more
  • Predictive models of benthic macroinvertebrate metrics
    July 2013
    A comparison study of different predictive macroinvertebrate models. An approach is recommended and this is used to predict macroinvertebrate community condition in unmonitored reaches. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on some of the values associated with New Zealand’s fresh and marine waters, measuring recreational water quality. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on the biophysical condition of New Zealand's rivers. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2011
    This environment snapshot has been superseded by the October 2012 Recreational water quality in New Zealand indicator update and the 2013 Suitability for swimming indicator update. Read more
  • Our water: Groundwater  Quality
    November 2009
    This information sheet presents the key findings from data collected from over 900 groundwater sites throughout New Zealand between 1995 and 2008. Read more
  • Our rivers and beaches recreational water quality Cover
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment has compiled monitoring results for recreational water quality for six summers (2003 to 2009). Read more
  • Our Rivers: Trends in algal cover
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment reports on periphyton (algae) in rivers. Read more
  • trends-in-fish-communities
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment reports on the health of fish communities in our rivers. This is the first time this data has been analysed and reported at a national level. Read more
  • Our rivers trends in water quality Cover
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment regularly reports on water quality in our rivers. 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
  • 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
  • MFE publication cover.
    September 2005
    During 2005/06 the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) undertook a review of New Zealand’s environmental performance. This information sheet outlined the nature and process of the review and how interested individuals and groups could get involved. Read more