Find statistics and information about the state of the New Zealand’s environment, co-published by Statistics NZ and the Ministry for the Environment.
As required by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015, we publish a report on each of the following domains every six months – air, atmosphere and climate, land, fresh water, and marine – and a synthesis report on the state of New Zealand's environment as a whole every three years.
This page provides links to these reports.
Indicators for Our fresh water 2017 (published 20 April 2017)
An overview of the new and discontinued fresh water indicators for Our fresh water 2017, which will be published by Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment on 27 April 2017.
Good practice guide for environmental reporting (published March 2017)
Explains, at a high level, the steps we undertake in producing an environmental report. It outlines our statistical thinking with reference to the relevant sections of the Environmental Reporting Act 2015, which provides the legislative framework for our reporting.
New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: Our marine environment 2016 (published 27 October 2016)
Presents information on the changes in New Zealand's marine environment over time, and the associated pressures and impacts contributing to these changes.
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa – marine indicators (updated 27 October 2016)
Supports Our marine environment 2016 with additional technical information and interactive maps and graphs.
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: New Zealand's marine environment at a glance (published 27 October 2016)
Presents key points from Our marine environment 2016 in a single, engaging, and informative graphic for use online or as a printed poster.
Reports and articles
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment reviews Environment Aotearoa 2015 (29 June 2016)
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment provides commentary on Environment Aotearoa 2015.
Environmental Reporting Act 2015 comes into force (29 June 2016)
Introduced in February 2014, the Environmental Reporting Act 2015 came into force in June 2016.
Topics for environmental reporting (27 June 2016)
Find the topics for each environmental domain as set in the Environmental Reporting (Topics for Environmental Reports) Regulations 2016.
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: release dates (published 16 March 2016)
Release dates for Environmental Reporting Series domain reports through to 2019.
Consultation on topics for environmental reporting (updated January 2016)
Find information on the Government’s consultation process for national environmental reporting. Consultation closed on 23 December 2015.
New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: Environment Aotearoa 2015 (published October 2015)
Find information about our air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine environment.
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: New Zealand's environment at a glance (published October 2015)
Presents key points from Environment Aotearoa 2015 in a single, engaging, and informative graphic for use online or as a printed poster.
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: 2015 topics and measures (published March 2015)
Information on the topics and provisional statistics for Environment Aotearoa 2015 and Environmental indicators Te taiao Aotearoa.
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: 2014 Air domain report (published May 2014)
The 2014 Air domain report presents information on New Zealand’s air quality using data to 2012. It shows the changes in our air quality over time, and the associated pressures and impacts. It helps us identify and understand air quality issues at the national level.
PCE’s report on Environment Aotearoa 2015 welcomed (Published 29 June 2016)
National environment report released (21 October 2015)
Environmental reporting takes a step forward (24 September 2015)
New Zealand air quality continues to improve (16 May 2014)
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