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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 This report card has been superseded by the Marine Protected Areas indicator update published in 2012.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
  • This document presents an overview of submissions received on the Proposed National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission: Discussion Document.
    May 2008
    This document presents an overview of submissions received on the Proposed National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission: Discussion Document. 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
  • transpower-section-42a-report-jan08
    January 2008
    This report, commissioned by the Upper North Island Grid Upgrade Proposal Board of Inquiry includes key issues of the proposal, an overview of the notices of requirement and resource consent applications lodged, and an analysis of information provided by Transpower. 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
  • cover for report on consent applications under s42a resource management act 1991 - version 2 - final
    July 2008
    This report was commissioned by the Board of Inquiry Te Mihi Geothermal Power Station Proposal, under section 42A. It includes a review of plans and other statutory information about the application, a review of the application and submissions, and identification of any issues. Read more
  • Schedule 1 Process – Plan Changes  Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation
    July 2008
    This report presents the results of a study, which gathered information from a sample of local authorities, to test claims that the plan change process is bureaucratic, lengthy, costly and could be streamlined. The report found the Schedule 1 process is essentially sound. Read more
  • This provides summary information on the 24 submissions received on Contact’s Te Mihi Geothermal Power Station Proposal and groups submissions under topic areas.
    April 2008
    This report provides a summary of the submissions received on Contact's Te Mihi Geothermal Power Station Proposal. Read more
  • This report sets out a number of important costs and benefits from having a National Environmental Standard on Water Measuring devices.
    May 2008
    This report sets out a number of costs and benefits from having a National Environmental Standard on Water Measuring Devices. Read more
  • This report, prepared by Hill Young Cooper, was commissioned to better understand the time and costs associated with a small sample of plan changes processed under the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
    July 2008
    The Ministry commissioned this report to better understand the time and costs associated with plan changes processed under the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Read more
  • This report, prepared by Brown and Pemberton Planning Group Limited, updates previous research on the timeframes for developing policy statements and plans.
    December 2008
    This report, prepared by Brown and Pemberton Planning Group Limited, updates previous research on the timeframes for developing policy statements and plans under the Resource Management Act (RMA). 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proposed National Environmental Standard for On-site Wastewater Discussion Document
    July 2008
    This discussion document assessed different policy options for improving the management and environmental performance of on-site systems. The proposed National Environmental Standard for On-site Wastewater Systems has been withdrawn. Read more