Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) works to ensure that New Zealand’s unique marine environment is protected, by minimising waste and reducing the risk of accidental spills of harmful substances such as oil or chemicals.
MNZ, along with other central and local government agencies and industry are jointly tasked with protecting New Zealand’s marine environment.
All vessels (including recreational boaties), gas and oil installations and ports operating in New Zealand waters, must comply with a range of environmental regulations including rules, conventions and legislation.
Read about the requirements that the vessel, installation and port operators must follow, including recreational boaties
Requirements for vessels, installations and port
Understand the types of spills and pollution that our environment is at risk from as well as what is permitted to be disposed of at sea
Oil and oily waste
Chemicals and their risk to the marine environment
Garbage disposal in the marine environment
Learn about New Zealand’s capability to respond to marine spills and pollution
Responding to spills and pollution
Other environmental protection links:
Marine oil spill risk assessment
Protecting our marine environment – information for students
Environmental publications, forms and links