New Zealanders pride themselves on the natural beauty of their country. Uninhabited by humans until about 700–800 years ago, with its majestic mountains and volcanoes, sparkling rivers and streams, splendid coasts, extensive natural forests, and scenic landscapes, the country is sometimes referred to as “God’s own”. This beautiful, almost pristine, and “clean and green” image is a carefully cultivated part of New Zealand’s identity, and an important economic asset.


Environmental Policy Policy Area Policy Performance Coalition Government Environmental Capacity 
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