• You are not logged on


Annual Emissions Returns due 31 March

Please be aware that this year the 31 March deadline falls over Easter weekend. We strongly recommend submitting your return prior to Thursday 29 March 2018, so that staff are available to help you should you need it. Once you’re in the Register, click through to your account and you’ll find a task waiting for you in your “My Tasks” section. Click on this, and you’ll be stepped through the process of filling in the form to submit your emissions return.

Ensuring your return is complete

Your return may not be complete as soon as you press “submit”. If you are an ETS Reporter Preparer, make sure that your organisation’s ETS Reporter Approver knows to log on soon to approve the return. Once they’re done, they will press “submit”, and only then is the return sent to the EPA. You will know you’ve finished the job once the current status changes from “Draft” to either “Submitted” or "Approved".

We’re here to help if you need it

You can call or email us if you need one-on-one support. If you want general information, take a look at the ETS section on the Environmental Protection Authority website.

  • Freephone (within New Zealand): 0800 CLIMATE (0800 254 628)
  • Phone from overseas +64 3 962 2708
  • Emissions Trading Register: info@emissionsregister.govt.nz

Annual Emissions Return: 'One for two' phase out

A reminder that the 'one for two' phase out is happening in three stages, for the following reporting periods:

  • 2017 - 1 unit for each 1.5 whole tonnes of emissions
  • 2018 - 1 unit for each 1.2 whole tonnes of emissions
  • 2019 - 1 unit for each 1 whole tonne of emissions

Equivalent changes apply so that recipients of Other Removal Activities entitlements receive a phased increase to their entitlement.

There is no change to obligations for agriculture participants as they are not currently required to surrender New Zealand Units (NZUs) to account for their emissions.

Second Forestry Mandatory Emissions Return Due

The second Forestry Mandatory Emissions Return (MER) period for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) ended on 31 December 2017.
All participants that have registered post-1989 forest land in the ETS on this date are required to submit a MER between 1 January and 30 June 2018.
This return will reconcile all units to be claimed or surrendered in the period 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2017.

Further information can be found on MPI's website:


Take a 3-minute tour of the new register

We've created a video to help you see how the new register will work for you.

It shows you how to login, and navigate through to do different tasks.

Link https://vimeo.com/179691351

Use the guides to help you navigate

We've written three guides to help make it easy for you to use the New Zealand Emissions Trading Register.

The NZETR has been designed to be intuitive, and guide people through the different tasks they need or want to do to take part in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

If you get stuck, or want to have a little more information, the guides can help you.

Check your browser

The New Zealand Emissions Trading Register will work best with the latest version of the following browsers:

How to get a new migration code to access the NZETR

All the migration codes we sent to let people transfer to the new register have now expired.

If you didn't use yours in time, you'll have to contact us on 0800 CLIMATE (0800 254 628) to get a new one emailed to you. When you call, select Option 2, and be prepared to answer some security questions to confirm your identity.

Login as an 'existing user' if you were a user of the old register, the New Zealand Emissions Unit Register

To login, go to www.emissionsregister.govt.nz and click on the RealMe login field.

You will have two options from this window:

  1. login as an existing RealMe user if you already have a RealMe login
  2. Or 'create a RealMe login' if you haven't signed up for RealMe yet.

When you've logged in using RealMe, you'll be taken to a new page to enter a few details to link your RealMe identity to your NZETR account.

  • You must login as an existing user. To do this: Enter your new migration code.
  • Enter the telephone number you listed for your NZEUR account. Don't put in any dashes or spaces for your phone number, just the digits.

Note: Ignore the section for new users – this is for people who weren't users of the NZEUR (the old Register).

Enjoy the new register

When you've done this, you should have access to all your details. Take a moment to check everything works for you.

Now you've logged in successfully with your new migration code, in future you'll only need your RealMe login.