We often work in partnership with the following agencies, which have specific responsibilities not covered by the Ministry for the Environment.
The Department of Conservation is the central government agency charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future New Zealanders.
The Ministry for Primary Industries vision is to grow and protect New Zealand by maximising export opportunities for the primary industries; improving sector productivity; increasing sustainable resource use; and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) develops and delivers policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and well-being of all New Zealanders. MBIE integrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the Government's lead adviser and negotiator on foreign and trade policy, including climate change, and environmental and natural resource issues.
The Ministry of Transport leads and generates policy on transport, including climate change and environmental issues related to transport.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority encourages, promotes and supports energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable energy sources. It promotes sustainable energy by changing the way New Zealanders think about and use energy, and works to raise community awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy issues.
The Environmental Protection Authority:
The EPA has been identified as the proposed consenting authority for activities taking place within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is an independent officer of Parliament, not a government department. The Commissioner's job is to review and provide advice to Parliament on environmental issues and the system of agencies and processes established by the Government to manage the environment.
Local government is responsible for the day-to-day management of our environment under the Resource Management Act 1991.
Local government is:
Local Government New Zealand is a national organisation representing local government entities.
New Zealand Local Government Online is a portal to regional, city and district councils in New Zealand. You can find your council's contact details there.
Last updated: 10 December 2012