Environmental protection

Discussion paper

10 Aug 2018

This document has been released as part of a consultation process to decide if a mandatory phase out of sale or distribution of plastic shopping bags is the best option for New Zealand. It is proposed that at least six months after regulations are Gazetted,...

Research report

8 Aug 2018

This study used the ABARES water trade model is used to simulate what would happen to the water market under a repeat of the Millennium drought, with current water demand, environmental water recovery, trade limits and carryover rules.

Report

Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders in 2017
24 Jul 2018

It has never been a deadlier time to defend one’s community, way of life, or environment. This report shows a rise in the number of people killed last year to 207 - the highest total we have ever recorded. What’s more, this research has highlighted...

Strategy

20 Jul 2018

This updated reef plan, released by the Australian and Queensland governments, is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Great Barrier Reef until 2050.

Strategy

3 Jul 2018

This seasonal watering plan is based on proposals developed by catchment management authorities and Melbourne Water, drawing from scientific river and wetland studies and community engagement.

Report

28 Jun 2018

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the EPA’s regulatory response to water pollution in drinking water catchments and illegal solid waste disposal.

Strategy

27 Jun 2018

This plan incorporates new actions needed to abate the listed key threatening process, particularly actions to develop understanding about microplastic impacts and the potential role of new technologies in waste management.

Report

26 Jun 2018

This follow-up audit examines whether departments have effectively implemented the recommendations made in Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Report

19 Jun 2018

This paper seeks to provide a short and simple description of how carbon, water, nutrients, organic matter and microbes interact to underpin the health of soils.

Discussion paper

15 Jun 2018

This discussion paper has been released to seek views on a proposal to implement a levy on international visitors travelling to New Zealand to fund tourism infrastructure and conservation.

Report

The success of women caring for country as Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas
18 May 2018

The case studies in this report demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls are taking advantage of opportunities through land and sea management to further express and develop their strength, confidence and leadership.

Strategy

27 Apr 2018

This decadal plan seeks to use new and emerging technologies, develop key infrastructure, and create a unified and dynamic science that will serve the needs of society, government, industry and Australia and New Zealand's unique biodiversity.

Research report

Data to 2017
19 Apr 2018

This report shows that, in some areas, soil and biodiversity are being seriously compromised by human actions. The evidence in the report highlights that the way land is used is contributing directly to erosion, and soil and water degradation, and is reducing the health and...

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined whether natural and built assets on Victoria’s coastline are adequately protected against current and future erosion and inundation hazards.

Report

21 Mar 2018

The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...

Research report

RRecommendations towards implementation of the Marine Protected Areas Policy on the South Island’s south-east coast of New Zealand
7 Mar 2018

The South-East Marine Protection Forum has provided this final report on marine protection on the South Island’s south-east coast to the Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries.

Report

A dynamic computable general equilibrium modelling assessment
27 Feb 2018

Horticulture New Zealand asked NZIER to estimate the potential impacts of an incursion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on the New Zealand economy. We used NZIER’s computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the New Zealand economy to estimate these economic impacts.

Research report

24 Feb 2018

The former Federal Water Minister, Barnaby Joyce, approved the $17 million purchase of water in the Warrego valley, after criticising the Labor government for the same thing. This was a deal that required amendments to the Basin Plan to later adjust Basin Plan limits between...

Strategy

20 Feb 2018

Environment Canterbury has released this report commissioned by the five agencies with statutory responsibility for land and water management in the iconic Mackenzie Basin.

Overview

 

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