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  • Factsheet cover single use plastic bags
    May 2019
    This factsheet has information for businesses on the on the Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018 which take effect in New Zealand on 1 July 2019. Read more
  • Cover for urban design action pack
    March 2005
    The Action Pack supports the implementation of the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol by providing ideas of actions that could form part of signatories' commitments to the Protocol. Read more
  • Cover of Our marine environment 2016
    October 2016
    'Our marine environment 2016' provides an overview of the pressures New Zealand's marine environment faces, how it is changing, and the impacts on our biodiversity, economy, and way of life. Read more
  • October 2011
    This checklist should be included as a cover sheet for all contaminated site investigations. The checklist is taken from the Contaminated Land Management Guidelines No.1 – Reporting on Contaminated Sites in New Zealand (Revised 2011). 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 This report card has been superseded by the Marine Protected Areas indicator update published in 2012.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
  • Cover for urban design continuing professional development course outline
    April 2005
    The Urban Design Continuing Professional Development Programme training course material provides an introduction to the principles and methods of urban design in New Zealand. It aims to develop a shared understanding of urban design principles, tools and techniques. 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 The report card has been superseded by the Air quality particulate matter – PM10 indicator update published in October 2012.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
  • Contaminated land management guidelines No. 5 site investigations and analysis of soils (revised 2011)
    February 2004
    This guideline provides best practice for the sampling and analysis of soils on sites where hazardous substances are present or suspected in soils in New Zealand, and guidance on the principles governing the interpretation of the data obtained. 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
  • September 2009
    This report provides an update of results for indicators of groundwater quality in New Zealand. It summarises average water quality at almost 1000 monitoring sites over the period 1995-2008, as well as trends at the same sites within that period of time. 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
  • 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
  • Stream Periphyton Monitoring Manual
    December 2000
    The Stream Periphyton Monitoring Manual describes a standard set of methods for regional councils, consultants and researchers to collect and analyse data on periphyton for resource surveys, impact assessments/monitoring, state of environment reporting and research studies. Read more
  • Cover of Our freshwater 2020
    April 2020
    Our freshwater 2020 examines the most pressing issues on our freshwater. Read more
  • urban-toolkit-2009
    March 2009
    The Urban Design Toolkit is a compendium of tools that can be used to facilitate high-quality urban design. Read more
  • Cover of Environment Aotearoa 2019 summary
    April 2019
    This summary provides an overview of Environment Aotearoa 2019. Read more
  • Environment Aotearoa 2015 cover
    October 2015
    Environment Aotearoa 2015 provides an overall picture of our environment across the air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land and marine domains and shows interactions between each domain.  Read more
  • Cover of Environment Aotearoa 2019
    April 2019
    Environment Aotearoa 2019 provides an overview of the state of our environment. Using five broad themes the report presents nine priority environmental issues. Read more
  • Cover of Our atmosphere and climate 2020
    October 2020
    Our atmosphere and climate 2020 shows 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
  • This document provides practical advice and tools to use when procuring waste management and recycling contracts.
    July 2007
    This document provides practical advice and tools to use when procuring waste management and recycling contracts. Read more
  • Cover of productive sustainable land factsheet
    July 2019
    This factsheet about on work on productive and sustainable land is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment.    Read more
  • Cover of PFAS factsheet
    July 2019
    This factsheet about the Ministry's work on PFAS is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment.    Read more
  • Cover of Topics for environmental reporting
    June 2016
    This document lists the topics to be reported on in environmental reports and provides a description of each. Read more
  • A User Guide for the Macroinvertebrate Community Index
    May 2007
    This material is incorporated by reference in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020. Read more
  • Cover of contaminated land factsheet
    July 2019
    This factsheet is about our work on contaminated land and is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment. Read more
  • Users' Guide: National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health
    April 2012
    This users’ guide explains the regulations and provides guidance to territorial and unitary authorities on implementing the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health. Read more
  • Cover of Our atmosphere and climate 2017
    October 2017
    Our atmosphere and climate 2017 presents information about the state of our atmosphere and climate, the pressures on this state, and what that means for us and the environment. Read more
  • Identifying, Investigating and  Managing Risks Associated with  Former Sheep-dip Sites  A guide for local authorities
    November 2006
    This guideline was developed to help local authorities address the potential risks from contaminated sheep-dip sites. It provides best practice advice on identifying potentially contaminated sheep-dip sites, and determining the acceptable level of contamination for various land uses. 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
  • clmg-5-post-consultation-draft-august-2016-cover-small
    September 2016
    This draft revised guideline has been released to assist understanding of the proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health. The final revised guideline will be gazetted in early 2017.  Read more