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  • Hazardous Waste
    • Hazardous Waste Management (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment; May 1998)
    • Module 1: Hazardous Waste Guidelines: Identification and Record Keeping (Ministry for the Environment; June 2002)
    • Module 2: Hazardous Waste Guidelines: Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria and Landfill Classification (Ministry for the Environment; May 2004)




  • Waste Management
    • New Zealand Waste Strategy: reducing harm, improving efficiency (Ministry for the Environment; October 2010)
    • Economic instruments: waste management (Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand; January 2000)
    • Resource communities: A guide to resource recovery centres in New Zealand (Zero Waste New Zealand Trust; July 2003)
    • Territorial authorities’ responsibility under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (Ministry for the Environment)
    • Waste Management and Minimisation Planning: Guidance for territorial authorities (Ministry for the Environment; May 2009)


  • Wastewater
    • Resource Management Practice and Performance: Are desired environmental outcomes being achieved at least cost? A case study of dairy farm effluent management (Ministry for the Environment; September 1999)
    • Roof water in urban areas (New Zealand Planning Institute; June 2004)
    • The changing perception of wastewater reuse in Australia and New Zealand (New Zealand Planning Institute; July 2002)
    • Sustainable wastewater management: A handbook for smaller communities and summary brochure (Ministry for the Environment; June 2003)
    • The wastewater monitoring guidelines (Ministry for the Environment; October 2002)