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Hazardous substances compliance system to be evaluated

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 4:30 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The chemical management compliance system designed to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders from environmental risks and disasters is being independently evaluated to improve its effectiveness, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). ... More >>

EPA grants OMV marine discharge application

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:54 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent decision-making committee, acting on behalf of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), has granted OMV New Zealand’s (OMV) application for a marine discharge consent. More >>

Fungal in the jungle

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:44 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is considering an application from a Spanish company to release a new microorganism, the fungus Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum. The fungus, and products derived from it, are claimed to promote growth ... More >>

EPA ramps up chemical reassessments programme

Monday, 15 October 2018, 11:01 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is making changes to the way some chemicals are managed in New Zealand. More >>

EPA: Home gardening tips for spring

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:23 am | Environmental Protection Authority

With the warming spring weather and the trees, bushes and flowers beginning to sprout again, it’s a popular time for Kiwis to spend time in their gardens for the season ahead. More >>

By gum: tiny wasp may protect mighty eucalyptus trees

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:37 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is considering an application to release a parasitoid wasp to control the eucalyptus tortoise beetle. More >>

EPA simplifies novelty fireworks process

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:43 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Novelty fireworks like Christmas crackers and party poppers will no longer need explosives import certificates from 1 October 2018, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

Moths to combat horehound

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Two moths may now be imported into New Zealand to combat invasive horehound, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA: Views sought on new fungicide to protect arable crops

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 3:47 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application by Bayer New Zealand Limited to approve a fungicide called Vimoy Iblon for use in New Zealand to protect cereal crops. The fungicide’s active ingredient isoflucypram, has not yet been approved ... More >>

Enter the Samurai

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 5:18 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The samurai wasp, an organism new to New Zealand, can now be used to fight any invasion by the brown marmorated stink bug, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). This wasp is a natural enemy of the stink bug. More >>

Second grounds for reassessment on methyl bromide declined

Monday, 20 August 2018, 12:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application to determine whether grounds for a reassessment of methyl bromide’s flammable gas classification existed, has been declined by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA calls for neonicotinoid information

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:55 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for information about three specific neonicotinoids – pesticides which can impact bees and other pollinators if not used correctly – to understand how and where they are being used within ... More >>

Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:48 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released today The annual reports on New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) levy were released today by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The ... More >>

Fire-fighting foam investigation

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is not aware of any evidence that fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA continue to be discharged into the environment, as recently reported by news outlets. More >>

Further update on EPA’s fire-fighting foams investigation

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:29 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

This is a general update on the investigation into fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA, which the Environmental Protection Authority announced last December. A range of updates on the investigation, and issues associated with it, can be found ... More >>

Keep aerosols away from children says EPA

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 2:47 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An explosive and destructive West Auckland house fire caused by a child who threw something into an open fire place shows how crucial it is for parents to keep watch over children around fire, and to keep aerosols out of reach, says the Environmental ... More >>

EPA ALERT: Aucklanders warned against stockpiling petrol

Monday, 2 July 2018, 2:22 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Videos of people filling unapproved containers to the brim with petrol in Auckland over the weekend may put people and their environment at risk says the Environmental Protection Authority. More >>

EPA: stay safe when mixing chemical cocktails

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has today released new guidance to highlight the dangers around mixing products containing hazardous substances – whether at work, on your land, at home, or anywhere else. More >>

Views sought on application to introduce new insecticide

Monday, 25 June 2018, 1:23 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to approve an insecticide called Vayego for use in New Zealand. More >>

EPA: public views sought on persistent organic pollutants

Friday, 22 June 2018, 10:37 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking public views into a proposal that New Zealand ratify international agreements on banning and controlling some of the world’s most toxic and persistent substances. More >>

 

 

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