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The Environment Act 1986 established the Ministry for the Environment and the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Environment Act 1986
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New Zealand Parliament
An Act to

(a) Provide for the establishment of the office of Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment:
(b) Provide for the establishment of the Ministry for the Environment:
(c) Ensure that, in the management of natural and physical resources, full and balanced account is taken of
(i) The intrinsic values of ecosystems; and
(ii) All values which are placed by individuals and groups on the quality of the environment; and
(iii) The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi; and
(iv) The sustainability of natural and physical resources; and

(v) The needs of future generations
Commenced1 January 1987
Status: Current legislation

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