We are the Government’s primary adviser on environmental matters
We also work with others to help give effect to government policies.
What we want to achieve
We live in one of the most incredible places on earth. We have an exceptional natural environment and high aspirations for our towns and cities.
At MfE, we want to see a flourishing environment for every generation: he taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa.
That’s an environment with:
- healthy and productive land
- fresh air
- clean and accessible lakes, rivers and seas
- diverse indigenous wildlife
- thriving urban centres.
The top things people love about working for MfE are:
- how friendly and supportive the people are
- the shared passion for the environment
- the variety of challenging, meaningful work
- our flexible approach to work.
He rau kotahi tangata. As an organisation we strive to be as inclusive as possible. We embrace diversity and harness our multiple talents.
It takes a great team to produce a great piece of advice or implement an initiative. When we leverage our talents, expertise, cultural perspectives and diversity of thought we have great teams.
We have employee-led groups that support inclusiveness. This includes a social club, waiata group, Rainbow network and mental health awareness, meditation, yoga and community initiatives.
Many of our people come with international expertise in the environment. Across MfE, we are always looking to build our capability for working with iwi, hapū and Māori.
Through sharing experiences we build a more in-depth understanding of Māori perspectives and world view and we incorporate this into our work. We offer te reo Māori and resilience workshops to all our staff.