The Environment Foundation has established a new web-based Guide to the management of New Zealand’s natural environment.

This new website provides freely accessible, practical and user-friendly information on the wide range of laws and policies which apply to New Zealand’s environment. Topics covered include the management of freshwater, biodiversity, air, marine and coastal areas, landscape, climate change, natural hazards, heritage and noise.


The new website incorporates and substantially enhances the very popular Guide to the Resource Management Act (www.rmaguide.org.nz) which has been operated by the Environmental Defence Society since 2002. This site is no longer operating.