Environmental reporting

Stats NZ and MfE report on the state of different aspects of our environment every six months, and our environment as a whole every three years.

We report on

  • air
  • atmosphere and climate
  • fresh water
  • land
  • marine.

The reporting helps us understand our environment, track impacts of human activities over time and identify environmental challenges.

Latest environmental reports

Our focus on changing the environmental reporting system has meant that our reports, starting with the recently published Our air 2021, will be more concise compared with past report releases.  
This was a deliberate decision to ensure we are focused on supporting improvements in the environmental monitoring and reporting system, which starts with considering options to amend the Environmental Reporting Act.  

We recently sought feedback on proposals to strengthen the Act. Find out more about the proposals

The consultation closed on 18 March 2022.

Find out more about the work done to improve our environmental reporting data