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Funding for Award-Winning Whangawehi Stream Project

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:28 am | Ministry for the Environment

The final phase of a collaborative project protecting and enhancing fresh water and coastal ecosystems along the Whangawehi Stream on the Mahia Peninsula is being supported by $145,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott ... More >>

Paparoa Great Walk Construction Set to Start

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 9:22 am | Ministry for the Environment

Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy consultation now underway

Monday, 5 December 2016, 2:11 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment is consulting on whether the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy should be extended to importers of a specialist product used to make polyurethane insulation foam. More >>

Policy agreement reached on Resource Bill

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 12:45 pm | Ministry for the Environment

An agreement on policy issues in the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill has been reached between National and the Māori Party, which will enable the Bill to pass its second and third readings, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This legislation ... More >>

Changes to our oceans pose serious concerns

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 11:38 am | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More >>

Predator Free 2050 acclaimed by IUCN

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:48 pm | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand’s commitment to be predator free by 2050 has received global acclaim at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Congress in Hawaii, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. More >>

Contaminated soil standard to be fine-tuned

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:35 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Government is consulting on changes to the National Environmental Standard on Contaminated Soils (NESCS) to make it more workable and to remove unnecessary costs for land development, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2013

Friday, 10 April 2015, 11:12 am | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealand’s progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework ... More >>

New Zealand air quality continues to improve

Friday, 16 May 2014, 2:01 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Air quality in New Zealand continues to improve, according to a new report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, showing lower levels of airborne particles that are associated with health problems. The 2014 Air ... More >>

Funding boost for green transport in Auckland

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 4:50 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment today announced funding of $193,000 to investigate the feasibility of the proposed ‘Skypath’ which would provide walking and cycling access across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. More >>

NZ ETS 2011 – Facts and figures

Friday, 3 August 2012, 4:57 pm | Ministry for the Environment

In August 2011, the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) published the Report on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (PDF, 1.24 MB) (see below for more information). This report covered information from the first surrender period of the NZ ETS (1 ... More >>

Final Report and Decision on Turitea Wind Farm Proposal

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 5:23 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Turitea wind farm proposal was called in by the Minister for the Environment in December 2008. Following the appointment of the Board of Inquiry and the preparation and exchange of evidence by the parties, the hearing commenced in Palmerston North ... More >>

New Zealand’s Land Use and Carbon Analysis

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 5:11 pm | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealanders will now be able to download the latest land use data following the completion of a major mapping exercise by the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

New Zealand’s latest greenhouse gas inventory

Thursday, 15 April 2010, 5:11 pm | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activity declined by 0.1 per cent in 2008 compared to the previous year, according to the latest annual inventory report published by the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Draft decision on Transpower proposal available

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 10:21 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Board of Inquiry has today released its draft decision and report on Transpower’s proposal to upgrade the upper North Island electricity transmission grid. The draft report has been sent to Transpower, the nine affected councils, all 1244 submitters ... More >>

Free energy advice for Canterbury homeowners

Monday, 16 March 2009, 2:59 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment welcomes the opening of an energy advice centre for Canterbury households, thanks in part to two grants from the Sustainable Management Fund (SMF). More >>

Hearing closes on Transpower’s proposal

Friday, 31 October 2008, 1:34 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Board of Inquiry hearing into Transpower’s proposal to upgrade the upper North Island electricity transmission grid was completed in Hamilton today. More >>

Fireworks tricks are no treat for anyone

Friday, 31 October 2008, 12:10 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Fireworks go on sale this Sunday for four days until 5 November, Guy Fawkes. The fireworks safety campaign team this year asks people to keep up the good work, to take care and consider community. More >>

New Zealanders well on the way to reducing waste

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 2:59 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has welcomed Packaging Accord data which shows New Zealanders are now recycling about 60 per cent of packaging, and that targets in waste reduction are being met ahead of schedule. More >>

Report provides clarity on sawmill contamination

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 1:50 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has published a technical report which outlines the extent of dioxin contamination at sawmill sites in New Zealand.   The report is the result of an investigation by consultants of 255 sites where pentachlorophenol ... More >>

 

 

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