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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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    This environment snapshot has been superseded by the October 2012 Recreational water quality in New Zealand indicator update and the 2013 Suitability for swimming indicator update.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
  • Land use environmental snapshot
    January 2010
    This environmental snapshot provides information on the pressures on New Zealand’s environment from land use. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on the biophysical condition of New Zealand's rivers. Read more
  • freshwater-infosheet-apr06
    April 2006
    In early 2005, the Government held meetings throughout New Zealand to discuss problems facing water management , and to identify possible solutions. This document summarises what we found out, and what we believe needs to be done to improve freshwater management in New Zealand. Read more
  • Cover of Delivering freshwater reform: A high level overview
    July 2014
    This leaflet explains what New Zealanders need to know about improving the way we manage our fresh water. 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
  • checklist-rem-apr01
    April 2001
    This checklist for the removal of petroleum underground storage tanks is taken from Contaminated Land Management Guidelines No. 1 – Reporting on Contaminated Sites in New Zealand (Revised 2011). 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
  • 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
  • FS19 Threatened species factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for threatened species.  Read more
  • FS08 Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser cap factsheet cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new regulations for the application of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser to pastoral land. Read more
  • Cover info sheet attributes in nps freshwater
    May 2020
    This information sheet describes how attributes in the new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management contribute to understanding how freshwater provides for ecosystem health and human contact. Read more
  • Ecosystem health factsheet cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for ecosystem health in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020). Read more
  • FS30A Managing nitrogen factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for managing nitrogen in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020). Read more
  • cover-of-the-factsheet
    October 2020
    This factsheet provides information on the new policies for district plans and the role of territorial authorities in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020). Read more
  • FS30B Dissolved reactive phosphorus factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for managing dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • Mahinga kai and other Maori freshwater values factsheet cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new mahinga kai compulsory value, and other Māori values in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • FS31 Managing sediment factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for managing sediment (including deposited and suspended sediment) in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • FS23 Environmental flows and levels factsheet final cover
    December 2020
    This factsheet is part of a series and provides information on the new policies for setting environmental flows and levels, and requirements to set take limits, in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020).  Read more
  • Cover information sheet for iwi Maori freshwater
    May 2020
    This information sheet sets out an overview of what the new regulations mean from an iwi/Māori perspective, recognising the importance and significance freshwater has for iwi/Māori and the Crown’s responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi. 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 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
  • Cover of fact sheet
    August 2017
    This series of fact sheets provides information on the changes made in August 2017 to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014. Read more
  • Cover of Essential Freshwater action for healthy waterways information for livestock farmers
    September 2019
    This information sheet focuses on the potential impacts for livestock famers of proposals outlined in the Action for healthy waterways: Discussion document on national direction for freshwater. Read more
  • Cover of Essential Freshwater action for healthy waterways information for growers
    September 2019
    This information sheet focuses on the potential impacts for growers of proposals outlined in the Action for healthy waterways: Discussion document on national direction for freshwater. Read more