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  • 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
  • a step-by step guide to preparing emission inventories in New Zealand.
    June 2001
    This report is a step-by step guide to preparing emission inventories in New Zealand. It contains information on the purpose, process, methodology and application of emission inventory investigations. Read more
  • monitoring-air-quality-jun07.pdf
    June 2007
    This plain English brochure contains information about PM10 air pollution and how it is monitored, and the national environment standards for air quality. Read more
  • A Framework for Environmental Reporting in New Zealand
    February 2014
    This document explains the proposed new approach to environmental reporting in New Zealand introduced by the Environmental Reporting Bill. The Bill, tabled in February 2014, proposes greater clarity over the roles and responsibilities for environmental reporting in New Zealand. Read more
  • Cover of waste to energy guide
    August 2020
    This factsheet gives an overview of the different types of waste to energy (WtE) technologies and aspects of the New Zealand context that may be relevant when considering WtE proposals. 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
  • The Landfill Full Cost Accounting Guide will assist decision-makers to implement a consistent full cost accounting approach to landfills, incorporating landfill planning, development, operation, closure and aftercare
    March 2004
    This guide will help decision-makers implement a consistent full cost accounting approach to landfills, incorporating landfill planning, development, operation, closure and aftercare. 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    This environment snapshot has been superseded by the October 2012 Recreational water quality in New Zealand indicator update and the 2013 Suitability for swimming indicator update.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
  • NZ Domestic Solid Fuel Burner Authorisation Manual March 11
    March 2011
    This New Zealand Domestic Solid Fuel Burner Authorisation Manual provides details of the national authorisation procedures required for the sale of compliant domestic solid fuel burning appliances. Read more
  • December 2009
    These guidelines provide advice on how public health risk associated with cyanobacteria in recreational waters can be managed. Read more
  • This guide provides guidance on the benefits of clear visibility, the contaminants and factors affecting visibility, suitable monitoring methods, potential indicators of visibility degradation, and how emissions causing visibility can be managed in New Ze
    August 2001
    This guide provides guidance on the benefits of clear visibility, the contaminants and factors affecting visibility, suitable monitoring methods, potential indicators of visibility degradation, and how emissions causing visibility can be managed in New Zealand. Read more
  • Information to increase awareness of the risks associated with closed landfills and how to manage closed landfills effectively to minimise adverse environmental effects.
    May 2001
    This guide aims to increase awareness of the risks associated with closed landfills and to outline the best practical methods to manage closed landfill sites effectively, so that adverse environmental effects are minimised. Read more
  • This document sets out the practices to be adopted to achieve compliance with the ambient PM₁₀ standard and is aimed principally at regional council officers and their elected representatives.
    August 2011
    The National Air Quality Compliance Strategy sets out the practices regional councils could adopt to meet the air quality standard for PM₁₀ (particulate matter less than 10 micrometres) and thereby deliver clean healthy air for all New Zealanders. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on the biophysical condition of New Zealand's rivers. Read more
  • This document provides best practice guidance on ambient air quality monitoring and data management in New Zealand. It replaces the good practice guide published in 2000.
    April 2009
    This document provides best practice guidance on ambient (outdoor) air quality monitoring and data management in New Zealand. Read more
  • Cover of Good practice guide for assessing and managing odour
    November 2016
    This guide outlines good practice in assessing and managing odours that cause offensive and objectionable effects in New Zealand. Read more
  • Cover of Good practice Guide for Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
    June 2004
    The Good Practice Guide for Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling provides good-practice protocols for carrying out atmospheric dispersion modelling in New Zealand. 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
  • 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
  • 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 of Good practice guide for assessing and managing discharges to air from industry
    November 2016
    This guide outlines good practice recommendations for assessing air quality in New Zealand, mainly for the purpose of resource consent applications. It provides a practical and reasonable approach to managing discharges to air from industry.  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
  • 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
  • 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 Good practice guide for assessing and managing dust
    November 2016
    This guide provides information on how to assess and manage dust emissions from sources such as quarrying, aggregate crushing, abrasive blasting, sealed and unsealed surfaces, and material stockpiles. 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