Our purpose and objectives are to:

  • Assist the realisation of a sustainable New Zealand.
  • Protect and enhance New Zealand’s ecosystems, the health of New Zealanders, and the nation’s ability to derive income from established land uses.
  • Undertake research into issues related to the sustainable development of New Zealand for example, genetic modification.
  • Provide information to assist well-informed and effective community participation in decision-making on issues related to sustainability. The Council is independent of any political party, company or other organisation.