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  • Cover of Meeting the challenges of future flooding in nz
    August 2008
    In 2004, the Government decided to review flood risk management to ensure the framework was robust. The Ministry for the Environment led the review, and a Steering Group provided direction and guidance. This report presents the review's findings. Read more
  • This leaflet provides an overview of the proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.
    July 2008
    This leaflet provides an overview of the proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. The NES came into effect on 1 July 2011. Read more
  • This report investigates ways to promote the recycling and better management of mercury-containing lamps.
    January 2008
    This report investigates ways to promote the recycling and better management of mercury-containing lamps. 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
  • cover for synthetic greenhouse gases and the ets
    June 2008
    In late 2007 the Ministry contracted a sector expert to provide a summary of the range of risks, costs, benefits and advantages from applying emissions trading to emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The report considers several possible places on the HFC supply and emission chain. Read more
  • April 2008
    This report draws together the results of general equilibrium modelling undertaken for the Emissions Trading Group since October 2007, previously described in a number of separate papers. Read more
  • Scoping Report For An Environmental  Assessment Of The NZ Emissions Trading  Scheme And Closely Related Measures
    April 2008
    The scoping report identifies potential environmental effects of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and closely related measures, potential response measures, and terms of reference for further work. Read more
  • Outstanding Pre-1990 Forest Issues
    January 2008
    This paper discusses a number of further issues and options relating to the treatment of pre-1990 forest in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    December 2008
    This report presents the findings of thee solid waste audits for four indicator landfills in New Zealand, during four separate weeks at each site in 2007/08. Read more
  • Māori Impacts from the  Emissions Trading Scheme  Detailed Analysis and Conclusions
    January 2008
    This report provides detailed analysis and conclusions on the potential economic impacts on Māori from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. It outlines economic opportunities and costs in absolute and relative terms. Read more
  • Assessment of dioxin contamination at sawmill sites
    March 2008
    This 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
  • 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
  • sddp-modelling-of-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-electricity-generation
    November 2008
    The report was commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment for the SEIP TAG Electricity Issues Sub-group. The analysis involved modelling future electricity system performance in New Zealand assuming a range of CO2 prices Read more
  • Cover for urban design case studies local goverment
    May 2008
    This second volume of case studies provides examples of ways local government can incorporate quality urban design in strategies, plans and guidelines. It also includes examples of best practice development projects from throughout New Zealand. 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
  • cover for establishing unique emissions factors for the ets
    December 2008
    Regulations covering the Liquid Fossil Fuels under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are now in place (Climate Change (Liquid Fossil Fuels) Regulations 2008). Read more
  • October 2008
    This bulletin explains, and should be read alongside, the draft Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations (the draft regulations). Read more
  • Adaption studies Tauranga council
    February 2008
    This case study looks at stormwater issues in Tauranga following intense storms that caused flooding throughout the Western Bay of Plenty in May 2005. Read more