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We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their invaluable contribution to this report.

Data providers

Auckland Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Department of Conservation, Environet and Golder Associates, Environment Canterbury, Environment Southland, GNS Science International, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Horizons Regional Council, Landcare Research, Marlborough District Council, MetService, Ministry for the Environment, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry of Transport, Nelson City Council, New Zealand Transport Agency, NIWA, Northland Regional Council, Otago Regional Council, Statistics New Zealand, Taranaki Regional Council, Tasman District Council, University of Otago, Waikato Regional Council, Wellington Regional Council, West Coast Regional Council.

Peer reviewers

We would like to thank the following people and organisations for reviewing earlier drafts of this report.

Alison McDiarmid – NIWA
Elaine Wright – Department of Conservation
James Renwick – Victoria University of Wellington
Jeromy Cuff – Environment Canterbury
Kevin Rolfe – Kevin Rolfe Consulting
Roger Young – Cawthron Institute

Technical advisory group

The technical advisory group provided valuable advice on developing the topics and identifying potential statistics to report on.


Barry Borman – Centre for Public Health Research
David Briggs – Imperial College London
Frances Graham – Ministry of Health
Iain McGlinchy – Ministry of Transport
Ian Longley – NIWA
Janet Petersen – Auckland Council
Jo Cavanagh – Landcare Research
Perry Davy – GNS Science
Rob Hannaby – New Zealand Transport Agency
Tamsin Mitchell – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Tim Mallet – Environment Canterbury

Atmosphere and climate

Alex Thompson – Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment
Andrew Tait – NIWA
Gerald Rys – Ministry for Primary Industries
James Renwick – Victoria University
Janet Peterson – Auckland Council
Peter Kreft – MetService
Richard McKenzie – NIWA
Tammy Hambling – Environmental Science and Research

Fresh water

Chris Daughney – GNS Science Clive Howard-Williams – NIWA
David Hamilton – University of Waikato
Doug Booker – NIWA
Garth Harmsworth – Landcare Research
Graham Sevicke-Jones – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Joanne Clapcott – Cawthron Institute
Richard McDowell – AgResearch


Alison Collins – Landcare Research
Barbara Hock – Scion
Colin Meurk – Landcare Research
Craig Trotter – Ministry for Primary Industries
Elaine Wright – Department of Conservation
Fiona Curran-Cournane – Auckland Council
Louis Schipper – University of Waikato
Michael Page – GNS Science
Reece Hill – Waikato Regional Council
Sarah Richardson – Landcare Research
Tanira Kingi – AgResearch


Barb Hayden – NIWA
Chris Cornelisen – Cawthron Institute
Debbie Freeman – Department of Conservation
Hilke Giles – Regional Councils Coastal Special Interest Group
Mary Livingston – Ministry for Primary Industries
Matt Pinkerton – NIWA
Nick Hallett – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Raewyn Peart – Environmental Defence Society
Rosemary Miller – Department of Conservation
Vaughan Stagpoole – GNS Science