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Copyright statement

Read our copyright statement for material on this website, including material with third party copyright.

Unless otherwise indicated, the written material on this website is protected by Crown copyright. Anyone can use any of the material available on this website for non-commercial or in-house use free of charge and without the permission of the Ministry for the Environment, provided that the source and copyright status of the material is acknowledged, the material is reproduced accurately and the material is not used in a derogatory manner or misleading context.

Material on this website must not be used in a commercial context unless the written permission of the Ministry for the Environment has been obtained.

The provisions above do not apply to material on this website that is subject to third party copyright. Permission cannot be granted by the Ministry for the Environment to reproduce any copyright material available on this website that is owned by a third party.

The Ministry for the Environment holds copyright or licensing rights to all images on this website, including the Ministry for the Environment logo. Images on this website must not be used or reproduced for any purpose, including personal or educational use, unless you obtain written permission from the Ministry for the Environment.

These general licensing terms do not apply to material on this website that is covered by the  Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 [Legislation New Zealand website].

To request permission to use material from this website in a commercial context, or to use an image for any purpose, please contact:

Communications Director
Ministry for the Environment
PO Box 10362
Wellington
New Zealand

or email info@mfe.govt.nz