Welcome to the New Zealand Environment Guide. This site contains practical information to assist individuals, community groups and businesses to more effectively participate in environmental management processes.

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We are currently undertaking updates to the website to reflect the latest changes in environmental legislation. Some sections may temporarily contain outdated information. Thank you for your patience. 

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