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Publications

Most of our publications from 1997 onwards are available here.

These documents may be copied provided the source is acknowledged.

Recent publications are available in pdf format and as printed reports. Publications prior to August 1997 are available here as scanned PDF image files. Most recent reports are available in hard copy and free copies can be requested by emailing pce@pce.parliament.nz or by phone (64-4-471 1669)

Below are our ten most recent publications. For a complete list of all publications click here.
TitleDate
Update report - Hydroelectricity or wild rivers: Climate change versus natural heritage
20 Jun 2014
Update Report - Making difficult decisions: Mining the conservation estate
19 Jun 2014
Drilling for oil and gas in New Zealand: Environmental oversight and regulation
04 Jun 2014
Submission on the Environmental Reporting Bill to the Local Government and Environment Committee
14 Apr 2014
Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011
04 Feb 2014
Water quality in New Zealand: Land use and nutrient pollution
21 Nov 2013
Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2013
16 Oct 2013
Investigating the future of conservation: The case of stewardship land
This report is about ‘stewardship land’ – a category of conservation land that makes up about one-third of the land managed by the Department of Conservation. I feel a personal connection with one significant area of stewardship land – one of my great grandfathers built the sheepyards at St James Station in North Canterbury in the 1870s. Today it is the St James Conservation Area. But it is stewardship land, and as such is one of the many areas on the conservation estate with the weakest legal protection.
21 Aug 2013
Smart electricity meters: How households and the environment can benefit Update Report
In June 2009, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released a report titled Smart electricity meters: How households and the environment can benefit. This update assesses the response to that report and its recommendations.
28 Jun 2013
Water Quality in New Zealand: Understanding the science Update Report
In March 2012, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released a report on water quality titled: Water quality in New Zealand: Understanding the science. This update report describes the response to the 2012 report, and explains how it has been used.
25 Jun 2013