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Under-fives at risk from exposure to household chemicals

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:43 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The National Poisons Centre fields more than 6,000 calls a year about under-fives’ exposure to chemicals. One in 10 of them result in a visit to the doctor or a stay in hospital. More >>

Wellingtonians urged to remember the environment

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealanders are pretty good at knowing how to use and store chemicals at home, but they have some way to go when it comes to their safe disposal. That’s one finding from a recent survey conducted for the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to ... More >>

TTRL Hearing to Resume on Monday 22 May

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:20 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Decision-Making Committee (DMC) appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority to consider Trans-Tasman Resources Limited’s iron sand extraction and processing application will reconvene on 22 May. More >>

Jumping spiders research a key to robotics

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 1:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Species of jumping spiders of the family Salticidae can now be imported into New Zealand for research purposes, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA bans toxic fungicides to keep Kiwi gardeners safe

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:51 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Red Alert notice following its decision to revoke four approvals for fungicide products used by Kiwi gardeners. More >>

Transitional regulations made under the HSNO Act

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 5:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

We’re seeking submissions on a consultation paper for transitional regulations made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act. More >>

EPA rejects claims its charges to CRP were unreasonable

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 5:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority rejected claims by Chatham Rock Phosphate that costs incurred during a marine consent hearing in 2015 were unreasonable and should have been partly met by funds available to the Crown entity. More >>

Iron sands hearing moves to New Plymouth

Monday, 6 March 2017, 11:12 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public hearings on a proposal to mine iron sands off the coast of Taranaki move to New Plymouth for four days from today (March 6) and will run until Thursday, March 9. More >>

Thumbs up to gas that will help keep global warming at bay

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Plans to import a new class of refrigerant gas that won’t harm the ozone layer have been given the thumbs up by the Environmental Protection Authority. More >>

Rabbit Calicivirus decision

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:42 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has decided that a product containing a new variant of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, or rabbit calicivirus, does not require regulation under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act. More >>

Felling a giant

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:20 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Two insects common around the Mediterranean can now be imported into New Zealand to control the giant reed (Arundo donax), following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority(EPA) made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act ... More >>

The Grass is Always Greener

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 3:16 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand’s pastures could become more tolerant to disease, pests and drought if an application to release 18 new grass species wins approval. This could improve productivity, increase returns to farmers and enhance the environment. More >>

Report reveals drop in 1080 use

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The total land area treated with 1080 during 2015 was almost two-thirds less than that of 2014. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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