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Draft Report and Decision: Ruataniwha Consents Granted

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:25 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

• Allowed the Plan Change request with amendments (as detailed in Part 2 of Volume 1 of the Draft Report and Decision). The provisions of the plan change request can be found in Volume 3 of the Draft Report and Decision. • Granted the 17 resource ... More >>

New Zealand Units now more visible

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 12:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has made changes to the New Zealand Emission Unit Register (NZEUR). Account holders will now have access to greater information on the origin of New Zealand Units (NZUs). More >>

Final decision on Peka Peka to North Ōtaki Expressway

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Board of Inquiry has today released its Final Report and Decision on the Peka Peka to North Ōtaki Expressway Proposal. The Board’s unanimous decision is to confirm the Notices of Requirement and grant the 49 Resource Consents on the conditions ... More >>

Have your say on Solvigo insecticide

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 4:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has received an application to allow a new insecticide, Solvigo, to be imported into New Zealand to control insect pests in onion crops. The active ingredients of Solvigo are abamectin and thiamethoxam. More >>

EPA welcomes the formation of WorkSafe NZ

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 10:28 am | Environmental Protection Authority

EPA Chairperson, Kerry Prendergast, welcomes the formation of WorkSafe New Zealand. She says: “WorkSafe New Zealand was created with a focus on reducing harm to people in the workplace. Its vision is to ensure that everyone who goes to work comes home ... More >>

EPA wins the WriteMark award for Best Plain English Document

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has won the award for Best Plain English Document in the 2013 WriteMark Plain English Awards. These awards are held every year to encourage clear communication and improve government and business documents so that all New ... More >>

New pesticide approved for use

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 4:59 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved an application for a new pesticide to control sucking insects including aphids and greenhouse whitefly. More >>

Peka Peka to North Ōtaki Expressway Draft Decision

Friday, 29 November 2013, 1:59 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway Board of Inquiry released its Draft Report and Decision on 29 November 2013. A copy of the Draft Report and Decision is available below. More >>

Submissions open on TTR marine consent application

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 12:33 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on an application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd for a marine consent to undertake an iron sand mining project in the South Taranaki Bight. More >>

Submissions sought on fungus

Monday, 18 November 2013, 2:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Submissions are being sought on application to allow the release of a non-toxic Neotyphodium fungus, to improve the resistance of rye corn and other cereal crops to pests and diseases. More >>

Pūhoi to Warkworth proposal opens for submissions

Saturday, 16 November 2013, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has announced the proposal to build a new road from Pūhoi to Warkworth is now open for public submissions. More >>

Final decision released on Christchurch Southern Motorway

Friday, 8 November 2013, 3:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has today released the Board of Inquiry’s final decision and report on the New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) application for the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 and Main South Road Four Laning proposal. More >>

New pest control bait approved

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 9:25 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved an application to import and manufacture two substances containing sodium nitrite in New Zealand to be used as a bait to control possums and feral pigs. More >>

New Psa treatment approved

Monday, 21 October 2013, 1:57 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved a new antibiotic for plants that can be used to control the kiwifruit vine disease, Psa. KASUMIN is used as a spray on crops such as kiwifruit, and contains the antibiotic kasugamycin, which has not ... More >>

Changes to rules for storing aerosols

Monday, 7 October 2013, 1:53 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The rules for storing aerosols have been changed to give people more options for managing the risk of fire. In the past, people who wanted to store large volumes of aerosols had to make sure they were kept at least three metres away from other ... More >>

Application for Bithor approved

Friday, 27 September 2013, 1:38 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application for a new insecticide that contains bifenthrin and imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid. Ensystex NZ Ltd applied to import the water-based insecticide Bithor, which is intended for ... More >>

Have your say on a new fungicide

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 4:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting people to make submissions on an application to import a new fungicide for plants. More >>

EPA welcomes Massey University report

Friday, 13 September 2013, 4:57 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has welcomed a new Massey University report on New Zealand workers’ exposure to substances that cause cancer, saying it aids the EPA’s own work in reducing risks. More >>

Ara Tūhono: Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance

Friday, 30 August 2013, 2:57 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The NZ Transport Agency has lodged an application with us for the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section. We are now assessing NZTA's application to determine whether it has provided all the necessary ... More >>

EPA welcomes submissions on the Basin Bridge project

Monday, 12 August 2013, 3:55 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Anyone wanting to have their say on the proposed Basin Bridge project is being offered a helping hand from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

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