This is Northland Regional Council’s first State of the Environment report. It aims to inform both the Regional Council and public on the State of Northland’s environment, the human pressures acting on it, and the Council’s responses to environmental issues.
This report brings together information gathered by Northland Regional Council’s various monitoring programmes, including both State of the Environment monitoring and compliance monitoring required through the resource consent process. Information has also been included from organisations such as the Department of Conservation (DoC), and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).
The content of the State of the Environment report is linked to the Regional Policy Statement for Northland. The Statement provides an overview of and direction for the environmental management of the region. To achieve this, it contains objectives, policies, methods and anticipated environmental outcomes. This report also aims to provide information for measuring the effectiveness of our policies.
This report does not aim to provide the solutions to specific resource management – rather it provides information to help with environmental decision making.
- About this report (233 KB)
- Summary (1517 KB)
- Air Quality (2429 KB)
- Coastal Hazards (965 KB)
- Coastal Water Quality (1102 KB)
- Geothermal Resources (1178 KB)
- Groundwater (1427 KB)
- Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Sites (508 KB)
- Iwi Environmental Monitoring Projects (67 KB)
- Lakes (2027 KB)
- Land and Soils (671 KB)
- Natural Character of the Coast (764 KB)
- Natural Hazards (1372 KB)
- References (75 KB)
- Regional Profile (459 KB)
- Solid Waste (467 KB)
- Surface Water Quality.pdf (1165 KB)
- Terrestrial Biodiversity (691 KB)
- Water Quality Guidelines (90 KB)
- Water Quantity and Flows (948 KB)