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  • Cover of Te kōhauhau me te āhuarangi 2020 whakarāpopototanga
    October 2020
    He whakarāpopototanga e ono whārangi te roa o Te kōhauhau me te āhuarangi 2020, e āta tirotiro ana i te huri haere o te āhuarangi – e huri pēhea ana, he aha i pērā ai, he aha anō hoki ōna pānga ki ngā mea e kaingākautia ana e tātou.  Read more
  • Cover of Our atmosphere and climate 2020 summaru
    October 2020
    A six page summary of Our atmosphere and climate 2020 which explores how, why, and what is happening to our climate and how the changing climate is beginning to affect the things we care about.  Read more
  • Cover of Our freshwater 2020 summary
    April 2020
    A summary of Our freshwater 2020 which examines the most pressing issues on our freshwater. Read more
  • 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 Environment Aotearoa 2019 glossary
    April 2019
    A glossary of terms used in Environment Aotearoa 2019. Read more
  • Cov er of our air 2018 summary
    October 2018
    This document presents key findings from the Our air 2018 environment report. Read more
  • Cover of Our land 2018 at a glance
    April 2018
    Our land 2018 at a glance provides a summary of the Our land 2018. 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 our atmosphere and climate at a glance
    October 2017
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s atmosphere and climate. It presents key findings from Our atmosphere and climate 2017. Read more
  • Cover of New Zealand's fresh water at a glance
    April 2017
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s fresh water. It presents key findings from Our fresh water 2017. 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
  • 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
  • cover for newzealand greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2011 snapshot
    April 2013
    This snapshot presents commonly asked questions about New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions and provides answers from New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2011 released on 12 April 2013. This is not the latest inventory snapshot. Note the inventory is updated annually and every release contains recalculated data for the entire time series (from 1990) to implement ongoing improvements. To view the latest snapshot for the inventory go to our greenhouse gas inventory reporting web page. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    December 2012
    The latest indicator update providing information on the area of New Zealand’s marine areas with legal protection. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    October 2012
    The latest indicator update providing information on the state of New Zealand’s air, measuring particulate matter – PM10. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    October 2012
    The latest indicator update providing information on the pressure waste disposal places on New Zealand’s environment, using the solid waste disposal indicator. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    October 2012
    The latest indicator update providing information on the state of New Zealand’s atmosphere, measuring levels of stratospheric ozone. Read more
  • New Zealand's greenhouse gas inventory and net position 1990-2010 April 2012
    April 2012
    This snapshot presents commonly asked questions about New Zealand’s emissions and provides answers from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2009 released on 15 April 2011. This is not the latest environmental snapshot. Note the inventory is updated annually and every release contains recalculated data for the entire time series (from 1990) to implement ongoing improvements. To view the latest snapshot for the inventory go to our greenhouse gas inventory reporting web page. 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
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2011
    This snapshot report provides information on the amount of solid waste disposed of to municipal landfills in 2010. Waste in municipal landfills can come from construction and demolition, industrial, commercial and residential sources. Read more
  • W ZEALAND’S GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY 1990–2009 Environmental Snapshot April 2011
    April 2011
    This snapshot presents commonly asked questions about New Zealand’s emissions and provides answers from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2009 released on 15 April 2011. This is not the latest environmental snapshot. Note the inventory is updated annually and every release contains recalculated data for the entire time series (from 1990) to implement ongoing improvements. To view the latest snapshot for the inventory go to our greenhouse gas inventory reporting web page. Read more
  • November 2010
    This environmental report card is one of a series that provides information on New Zealand’s fishing activity from an environmental perspective. Total commercial catch and stock status are used to report on fish stocks under the quota management system (QMS). Read more
  • May 2010
    The latest indicator update providing information on the state of New Zealand’s air, measuring four air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide; carbon monoxide; sulphur dioxide; and ground-level ozone. Read more
  • NEW ZEALAND’S GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY 1990–2008 Environmental Snapshot April 2010
    April 2010
    This snapshot provides a summary of the information reported in New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2008 submitted on 15 April 2010. This is not the latest inventory environmental snapshot. Note the inventory is updated annually and every release contains recalculated data for the entire time series (from 1990) to implement ongoing improvements. To view the latest snapshot for the inventory go to our greenhouse gas inventory reporting web page. Read more
  • March 2010
    This snapshot report is one of a series that provides information on New Zealand’s fishing activity from an environmental perspective. To report on seabed trawling, the area trawled by commercial trawlers and the types of fish found in different trawled areas are estimated. Read more
  • January 2010
    The latest indicator update providing information on the state of New Zealand’s land, using the soil health indicator. 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
  • July 2009
    This environmental report card provides information on the composition of solid waste sent to landfill. Read more
  • July 2009
    The latest indicator update providing information on the pressure energy demand and the supply of energy and electricity generation places on New Zealand’s environment. Read more
  • March 2009
    The latest indicator update providing information the pressure road transport places on New Zealand’s environment. Read more
  • February 2009
    This report card provides information on the state of New Zealand’s air, measuring particulate matter – PM10. The report card has been superseded by the Air quality particulate matter – PM10 indicator update published in October 2012. Read more
  • 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
  • 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