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EPA: Stay safe with fireworks this Guy Fawkes

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 5:03 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

With fireworks about to go on sale for four days (2 to 5 November), the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) wants your Guy Fawkes Night to be a blast for all the right reasons. “The safest way for your family to get their dose of the festive ... More >>

Mite might trim old man’s beard

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:02 am | Environmental Protection Agency

A gall mite may be introduced to New Zealand to control the pervasive weed old man’s beard, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) succeeds. More >>

EPA releases science behind hazardous substances

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:25 am | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority has publicly released, for feedback, the approach used to assess hazardous substances which pose risks to people and New Zealand’s environment. More >>

EPA Settles with Amazon for Distributing Illegal Pesticides

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:32 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

Seattle – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with Amazon Services LLC to protect the public from the hazards posed by unregistered and misbranded pesticide products. The agreement settles allegations that Amazon ... More >>

1080 an important weapon in the war on pests

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:30 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

1080 remains an important weapon in the current armoury of measures to combat the impact of animal pests – mainly possums, rats and stoats – on the environment and the economy and its benefits far outweigh any negative impacts. In its 2016 Report ... More >>

EPA wins judicial review application

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:09 am | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority has won the case brought against it for a judicial review of its cost recovery process. More >>

Draft Hazardous Property Controls Notice

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:15 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

In October 2016, we called for submissions on proposals to protect the general public and the environment from hazardous substances. We received 57 submissions, many of which influenced changes to our original proposals. We now ask for your feedback ... More >>

EPA keeps watching brief on Canada’s neonicotinoid decision

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 12:33 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is keeping a watching brief on international developments following Health Canada’s proposed re-evaluation decision of agricultural use of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid, which it states is unsustainable. More >>

Kiwi And Aussie EPAs Share Environmental Protection Ideas

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:13 am | Environmental Protection Agency

Identifying opportunities where a shared regulatory environment may work will be considered today at the first New Zealand-hosted meeting of Australasian heads of environmental regulatory agencies. More >>

EPA opens submissions on TTR iron sand application

Sunday, 18 September 2016, 9:40 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

EPA opens submissions on Trans-Tasman Resources iron sand application The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on a Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTRL) application for marine consents and marine discharge consents for ... More >>

Combined seed treatment helps protect NZ crops

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:06 am | Environmental Protection Agency

A new version of an insecticide used to help protect corn, wheat grass and brassica crops has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Bayer New Zealand’s Poncho Votivo is a seed treatment that will help control pests such as ... More >>

Notice of hearing for insecticide application method change

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:52 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

A hearing is scheduled on an application to allow the insecticide Exirel to be applied aerially. Exirel is an insecticide whose active ingredient – cyantraniliprole – controls caterpillars and aphids in brassica crops used as fodder Exirel was initially ... More >>

Moth and beetle join forces in the fight against tutsan

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a moth and beetle to help stamp out tutsan, a highly visible and widespread weed in the central North Island. More >>

Easter tips for how to safely prepare for winter

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 2:16 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

The long Easter weekend is looming. Now’s the time to get your house and garden primed and ready for winter – and stay safe doing it. If you are thinking about preparing the garden for the colder months you may be using pesticides, fertilisers ... More >>

Herbicide approved to control broadleaf weed in maize

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 2:40 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from ETEC Crop Solutions Limited to import the herbicide Cadet, for use to control broadleaf weed in maize crops. Cadet contains fluthiacet-methyl, an active ingredient that ... More >>

Latest EPA report shows 1080 regime working as intended

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 3:44 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its eighth annual report on the aerial use of 1080. More >>

EPA seeks submissions on agents to control tutsan

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 10:38 am | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application to introduce a moth and a leaf-feeding beetle as biological control agents. If approved for release, the moth Lathronympha strigana and the leaf-feeding beetle Chrysolina ... More >>

EPA consults on amendments

Friday, 30 October 2015, 2:24 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

After a 2014 High Court decision raised issues with the wording of the regulations governing which organisms are defined as “not genetically modified” the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has been requested to run a consultation on proposed changes ... More >>

Halloween tricks could be in cosmetic labels

Friday, 23 October 2015, 10:30 am | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) says people planning to dress up for Halloween can take some simple steps to stay safe with face paints and hair colouring products. More >>

EPA restricts commercial dichlorvos insecticide use

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 1:59 pm | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has restricted the commercial use of dichlorvos and revoked approval for two substances available for domestic use. More >>



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