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Make sure meat is all that gets sizzled this weekend

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A long weekend – and a promise of good weather, so probably time to get the mates or family round for a bit of a barbie? More >>

Submissions sought on fungicide for wheat crops

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:34 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application to import for release Elatus Plus fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient benzovindiflupyr and is intended to be used to control a number of fungal diseases ... More >>

EPA seeks submissions to control field horsetail weed

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) opens submissions on an application to introduce the horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) as a biological control agent for the weed field horsetail ( Equisetum arvense ) today (28 January 2016). More >>

Keep kids safe these holidays

Monday, 11 January 2016, 10:48 am | Environmental Protection Authority

About 90 children aged under five end up in hospital each year after swallowing or being exposed to chemicals at home,” says Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Compliance Manager, Ray McMillan. More >>

EPA approves release of moth plant rust fungus

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:52 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to release the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae to help control the moth plant weed ( Araujia hortorum ). More >>

Submissions sought on change to insecticide application rate

Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:09 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from Sygenta Crop Protection Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Ampligo from a maximum of three applications per season to a maximum of four applications ... More >>

EPA taking legal action over outstanding debt

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 12:51 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is taking legal action to recover an outstanding $795,000 debt owed by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP). CRP owes the debt for the costs involved in processing its application for a marine consent in ... More >>

Notice of hearing: herbicide with two new active ingredients

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 10:57 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release the herbicide GF-2687. This herbicide contains two active ingredients that are new to New Zealand, halauxifen methyl and florasulam. ... More >>

Notice of hearing for Esteem application

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:27 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release the fungicide Esteem, which contains the new active ingredient Polyoxin D zinc salt. More >>

Notice of hearing for Poncho Votivo application

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application by Bayer New Zealand Limited to import Poncho Votivo, an insecticide for use as a seed treatment in wheat, maize, forage brassicas and grass seed. More >>

Notice of hearing for Cadet application

Friday, 13 November 2015, 9:51 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import the herbicide Cadet, for use to control broadleaf weed in maize. More >>

EPA approves use of virus for liver cancer treatment trial

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 10:59 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to import for release a genetically modified live vaccinia virus (Pexa-Vec) for use in a multi-national clinical trial involving patients with a form of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). More >>

Notice of hearing for moth plant rust fungus application

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 10:41 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to release the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae . If approved for release, this fungus would be used to help control the weed, moth plant ( Araujia ... More >>

Stay safe this Guy Fawkes

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 11:55 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Fireworks will be on sale for four days next week, and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) wants to remind people to take special care when using and storing fireworks. More >>

New rules for import, manufacture of hazardous substances

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 11:58 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has created its first EPA Notice, allowing for the collection of information about those importing and manufacturing hazardous substances. This is ground breaking for hazardous substance management in New Zealand ... More >>

Avoid toxic traps this Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 3:38 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Labour Weekend and the beginning of the summer weather is often a time for tackling a gardening or renovation project, firing up the barbeque, doing a ‘spring’ clean or filling up the pool or spa. More >>

Fireworks importers and retailers need to follow rules

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:13 am | Environmental Protection Authority

One month out from Guy Fawkes, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding importers and retailers of their obligations around the importation, sale and safe storage of fireworks. More >>

EPA seeks submissions on moth plant rust fungus

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:00 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application for release of the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae. If approved for release, this fungus would be used to help control the weed, moth plant (Araujia hortorum). More >>

Carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon reassessment

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on its reassessment of some organophosphates and carbamates (OPCs). The reassessment will cover substances containing carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon used as active ingredients in veterinary ... More >>

2014 Emissions Trading Scheme reports issued today

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 4:43 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has issued the latest annual data reports on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme on its website. More >>

 

 

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