In 1997 the Ministry released New Zealand's first State of the Environment report. This was followed up in 2008 by a second report titled Environment New Zealand 2007. Chapter 13 of this report was removed before final publication but was leaked to the Green Party. After the media reported the existence of the omitted chapter the Ministry placed the contents on its website.
The Ministry for the Environment administer a number of environmental funds:
Waste Minimisation Fund
Environmental Legal Assistance Fund
Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund
They also run the Green Ribbon Awards which have been given out by the Minister for the Environment since 1990.
Ministers for the Environment
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Sustainable management fundEnvironmental Legal Assistance FundEnvironment Centre Fund.....