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Expert risk assessment of activities in the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental ShelfMay 2012This independent report prepared for the Ministry by NIWA lists the known possible activities in the EEZ and describes their likely risk to the environment. It also recommends how activities could be classified under the proposed regulatory framework. Read more
Managing our oceans: A discussion document on the regulations proposed under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) BillMay 2012This discussion document sought feedback on proposed regulations for managing the environmental effects in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf. Submissions on the discussion document have now closed. Read more
December 2012The latest indicator update providing information on the area of New Zealand’s marine areas with legal protection. Read more
Users' guide: National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human HealthApril 2012This 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