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EPA imports reindeer in time for Christmas

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand will welcome a dozen reindeer in the lead-up to Christmas after a late application to import the animals from Scandinavian company, Red Nose. More >>

Application to import the herbicide Monument

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:13 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Keeping sports grounds, playing fields and golf courses weed free could get easier if plans to import a liquid turf herbicide are approved. More >>

State house sell-off just asset stripping

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 4:28 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The period for public submissions on Trans-Tasman Resources Limited’s (TTRL) application for consents to mine iron sand in the South Taranaki Bight has been extended until 5pm, Monday 12 December 2016. More >>

David and Goliath battle for weed control

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 2:46 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A battle of David and Goliath proportions between tiny insects and giant weeds could provide a solution to a growing weed problem threatening New Zealand’s wetlands and waterways. More >>

EPA grounds aerial spraying application

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:17 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application for the insecticide Exirel to be also used as an aerial spray to control stock crop pests. More >>

Environmental impacts come first in EPA insecticide decision

Monday, 29 August 2016, 3:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application to import an insecticide to control pests on onion and potato crops. More >>

Call for new organisms to be reclassified

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 2:30 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

When is a new organism no longer new? An organism can be reclassified when it’s formed a self-sustaining population and is not part of any eradication programme in New Zealand. More >>

EPA report concludes glyphosate an unlikely carcinogen

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:14 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new report on glyphosate, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), says the broad-spectrum herbicide is unlikely to be carcinogenic and should not be classified as a mutagen or carcinogen under the HSNO Act. More >>

Triclosan application upheld

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 11:47 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An application to consider grounds for reassessing the antibacterial and antifungal agent triclosan has been upheld by a Decision Making Committee, acting on behalf of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

A new voice for the science behind the EPA’s decisions

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 2:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has announced the appointment of Dr Jacqueline Rowarth to the new role of Chief Scientist, helping New Zealanders understand the science behind EPA decisions. More >>

Hearing notice for change in pesticide use

Monday, 1 August 2016, 3:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Please find below a media release announcing a hearing on an application to extend the use of the insecticide Ampligo. More >>

Have your say on kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato insecticide

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:16 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking your views on an application to import an insecticide, called Celsius, to control pests found in kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato crops. The applicant, Adria New Zealand Limited, is looking to import ... More >>

Review sees changes to 200 approved chemicals

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:49 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The latest Chemical Review carried out by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has reclassified 200 substances approved for use in New Zealand, and, where necessary updated the controls put in place to manage their use. More >>

Have your say on new gas for fridges and air conditioners

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:25 am | Environmental Protection Authority

We are seeking submissions on an application to import a heat transfer gas to be used for refrigeration and air conditioning. More >>

Submissions open on changes to rules for disposal

Monday, 11 July 2016, 5:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on proposals to change the rules for managing the disposal of hazardous substances. The changes are part of a wider government effort to improve workplace health and safety. More >>

Wasp leads fight against tomato and potato pest

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:07 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid (a plant louse), which attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand. Biological ... More >>

Firebird herbicide can be used at a higher rate

Friday, 3 June 2016, 11:22 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Firebird is an already approved herbicide used by farmers and growers to control certain broad-leaved and grass weeds in wheat and barley. The new approval means Firebird can be used at a higher concentration (up to 500 mL/ha) whereas it was previously ... More >>

New label laws help protect bees

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 11:45 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding importers and manufacturers that label requirements for some organophosphate and carbamate (OPC) insecticides will take effect on 1 July 2016. In 2015 approvals were modified for 15 OPC substances ... More >>

Horsetail weevil to rein in field horsetail weed

Monday, 23 May 2016, 3:44 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) as a biological control agent to help curb the weed field horsetail (Equisetum arvense). More >>

Notice of hearing for agent to combat pest

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises that a hearing is scheduled on an application to introduce a parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New ... More >>

 

 

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