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  • 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
  • July 2009
    The latest indicator update providing information on the pressure energy demand and the supply of energy and electricity generation places on New Zealand’s environment. Read more
  • May 2010
    The latest indicator update providing information on the state of New Zealand’s air, measuring four air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide; carbon monoxide; sulphur dioxide; and ground-level ozone. 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
  • 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
  • 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 This report card has been superseded by the Marine Protected Areas indicator update published in 2012.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
  • 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 The report card has been superseded by the Air quality particulate matter – PM10 indicator update published in October 2012.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
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    September 2005
    During 2005/06 the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) undertook a review of New Zealand’s environmental performance. This information sheet outlined the nature and process of the review and how interested individuals and groups could get involved. 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
  • Measuring up  EnvironMEntal rEporting – a Discussion DocuMEnt
    August 2011
    In 2011, the Government consulted on the proposal for an Environmental Reporting Bill. This consultation document sought people’s input and views on the proposed options for improving national state of the environment reporting in New Zealand. Submissions closed on 18 October 2011. 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
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    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 of Annual glacier ice volumes, 1977-2016
    October 2017
    This report details the methodologies underlying updated estimates of glacier ice volume change in New Zealand. The estimates were used in the measure of Annual glacier ice volumes in the Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa series. Read more
  • Cover of Use of NZ Garden Bird Survey data in environmental reporting
    September 2015
    Citizen science is emerging as a new source of data that could potentially be used in environmental monitoring and reporting. This project looked at the Garden Bird Survey as an example of a citizen science dataset.  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
  • 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
  • Indicators for Environmental Domain Reporting
    May 2014
    The technical report commissioned to provide us with some of the data used in the 2014 Air domain report. Read more
  • Cover of Options for research to enhance national air quality information for environmental reporting
    March 2016
    This report priorities suggested improvements to enhance and expand air domain reporting. 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 Topics for environmental reporting consultation document
    November 2015
    The Government recently consulted on proposed topics for national environmental reporting. This document includes the proposed topic list and supporting information. Submissions closed on 23 December 2015. 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
  • 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