New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) administers applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, and regulates new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) and hazardous substances and chemicals. The EPA also administers the Emissions Trading Scheme and New Zealand Emission Unit Register, and manages the environmental impact of activities in the EEZ, including prospecting for petroleum and minerals, seismic surveying and scientific research.
Te Hautu: The Maori perspective
Engagement between applicants and MÄori groups whose interests could be affected is vital before, during and after a consultation. This section has resources and information for iwi and applicants. It explains how we ensureMÄori perspectives are considered, and the groups and teams that help make this happen.