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The state of New Zealand's environment: Commentary by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on Environment Aotearoa 2015

29 June 2016

This is a commentary by the Commissioner on Environment Aotearoa 2015, the state of the environment report published last year by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand.

The Commissioner’s commentary begins with a review of that report. It then presents the Commissioner’s take on the state of New Zealand’s environment and identifies priority issues that stand out for particular attention.

The Commissioner gave the following presentation at the report's launch event.


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    The state of New Zealand’s environment: Commentary by the PCE on Environment Aotearoa 2015 (PDF 1.1 MB)
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