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Ministry for the Environment publications can be searched for at


  • Drinking Water
    • Discussion document on the new proposed national environmental standard for human drinking-water sources(Ministry for the Environment; September 2005)
    • Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand 2005(Ministry of Health; August 2000)





  • Recreational use
    • Recreational water quality in New Zealand environmental snapshot(Ministry for the Environment, 2012)


  • Riparian Management
    • Managing waterways on farms: a guide to sustainable water and riparian management in New Zealand(Ministry for the Environment; July 2001)