Environmental Reports

Read reports on the Tasman environment and environmental monitoring.


Addressing New Zealand’s biodiversity challenge: five recommendations for change

Coastal Environment Inland Boundary and Natural Character Mapping

This is a 2005 report about the sensitivities of the different coastal landscapes, and threats to the character of coastal areas.

Coast Landscape Character Assessment

This is a 2005 report about the sensitivities of the different coastal landscapes, and threats to the character of coastal areas.

Climate Change and Variability Report

This report describes changes which may occur over the coming century in the climate of the Tasman region, and outlines some of the possible impacts of these changes.

Environmental Monitoring Reports

Find out how Council reports on its monitoring of programmes that it sees as significant to the district, either in terms of environmental resources, actual or potential adverse effects, or community interest.

Land Types of the Tasman District

This is a 2012 report about Tasman District Land Types, prepared by Landcare Research.

Measuring Coastal Natural Character Report

2012 report refining the methodology for measuring coastal natural character.

River Water Quality Reports

Water Resources of the Takaka Water Management Area

This July 2013 report presents a broad technical overview of the surface and groundwater resources, both quantity and quality, for the Takaka Water Management Area.

State of the Bays Reports 2016

This page contains the State of the Bays – Tasman and Golden Bay Marine Environments reports for 2016. The reports are produced five-yearly.

Waimea Soil Mapping Report 2017

This report provides information on the productive capacity and versatility of the Plains. It will help inform our land planning, and is a useful tool for landowners to find out how well-suited their property is to primary production.


Read reports on the Tasman environment and environmental monitoring.