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Kerbside Recycling The Same Nationwide From 1 February

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 3:30 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Wellington, New Zealand: Starting from 1 February 2024, what New Zealanders can put into their household recycling bins will be the same across most of the country. Standardised kerbside recycling is expected to divert an extra 36,000 tonnes of recycling ... More >>

Release Of Our Atmosphere And Climate 2023

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 11:00 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ are today releasing the latest, three-yearly update about the state of Aotearoa New Zealand’s atmosphere and climate. Our atmosphere and climate 2023 provides further evidence that emissions from human activities are ... More >>

Consultation Opens On National Policy Statement For Natural Hazard Decision-making

Monday, 18 September 2023, 10:33 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Government is seeking feedback on a proposed National Policy Statement for Natural Hazard Decision-making, which would help to manage risks to people and property from natural hazards such as floods, landslides and coastal inundation. The proposed NPS ... More >>

NZ Emissions Trading Scheme Auction Settings Consultation Underway

Friday, 19 May 2023, 11:47 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Government is launching public consultation on proposed updates to unit limits and price control settings for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Public consultation begins today (19 May) and will run for four weeks until 16 June. ... More >>

Core Government Departments Leading The Way In Emissions Reduction

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 9:20 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Carbon Neutral Government Programme (CNGP) has reached a significant milestone with results now available from the first year of annual reporting by 39 public sector organisations. The Carbon Neutral Government Programme was announced by the New Zealand ... More >>

Ministerial Inquiry Report And Recommendations Released

Friday, 12 May 2023, 6:43 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Panel for the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use in Tairāwhiti and Wairoa has published its report, Outrage to Optimism, with nearly 50 recommendations for turning around the communities’ post-flood desperate circumstances and despair into hope ... More >>

New Interdepartmental Executive Board To Implement Government’s New Role In Spatial Planning

Friday, 5 May 2023, 7:13 pm | Ministry for the Environment

The Government is repealing the Resource Management Act (1991) and enacting new Acts to transform the way we manage the environment. One of these, the Spatial Planning Act, will provide a more strategic and coordinated approach to long-term regional ... More >>

$56 Million For Projects Supporting Waterway Restoration And Protection

Monday, 1 May 2023, 7:26 pm | Ministry for the Environment

More than $56 million of funding over three years has been committed to plug capability and capacity gaps so restoration and protection of our lakes, rivers and streams can be fully rolled out across Aotearoa. Eleven projects funded by the Essential ... More >>

New Report Highlights Pressures On Aotearoa New Zealand’s Freshwater

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 11:26 am | Ministry for the Environment

Increasing pressures on lakes, rivers and groundwater are affecting water quality, ecosystems and people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, according to a new report. Our freshwater 2023 was published today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats ... More >>

Ministerial Inquiry Into Land Use In Te Tāirawhiti, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa And Te Wairoa

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 3:36 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Online submissions for the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use are now invited. The link to the Inquiry’s website for making submissions is: www.mfe.govt.nz/MILU sends. Online submissions are due by 6 April. The Inquiry focuses on land use across the ... More >>

Ministry Releases Latest Guide For Organisations Measuring Emissions

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:14 am | Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has issued an updated guide today for organisations to measure and report on emissions. New Zealand’s emissions reduction plan, to be released next month, will put Aotearoa on the pathway to meeting its 2050 targets. ... More >>

New Rules For Tyres Stored Outdoors

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 4:06 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Wellington, New Zealand: New rules for outdoor tyre storage have passed into law with the gazetting of the New Environmental Standards (NES) under the Resource Management Act (RMA 1991). The regulations come into force on 20 August 2021. “Outdoor storage ... More >>

The Ministry For The Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund Is Open

Friday, 30 April 2021, 9:00 am | Ministry for the Environment

Wellington, New Zealand: Reducing construction and demolition waste, and organic waste is the focus of the 2021 funding round for the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF), which opened today. The WMF has invested over $120m across more than 250 projects ... More >>

Tackling Problem Plastics - Last Chance To Have Your Say

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 2:38 pm | Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for the Environment is reminding New Zealanders that the four month public consultation on proposals to phase-out more single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics ends this Friday, 4 December. Ministry for the Environment Deputy Secretary Sam Buckle ... More >>

15,000 submissions on Zero Carbon Bill consultation released

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:17 am | Ministry for the Environment

More than 15,000 New Zealanders and organisations have had their say on the Government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill, and today the Ministry for the Environment publicly released the submissions and a summary of the themes. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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