About us

We are the government agency responsible for regulating activities that affect New Zealand's environment.

What we do

The work we do each day is about protecting the environment and enhancing a safe and sustainable way of life, and future, for all New Zealanders.

Our people

Find out about the people who make up our senior leadership team, our Board, and our Māori advisory committee.

Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report signals a change for us as New Zealand's national environmental regulator.


We have committed to the internationally-recognised Toitū carbonreduce® (previously CEMARS®) programme.