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EPA: New Zealand introduces HFC gas permit scheme

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:26 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is implementing a new permitting system in response to the Kigali Amendment, an international agreement the New Zealand Government has signed, to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) gases in the Earth’s ... More >>

EPA: Inquiry into 1080 operation in Mapara

Monday, 10 December 2018, 5:17 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth has announced an inquiry under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 into an aerial 1080 operation on 6 September 2018, at Mapara near Te Kuiti, ... More >>

Modern chemical management system key to environment

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 3:33 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is pressing ahead with its extensive programme of work to create a modern chemical management system for New Zealand. The approach features strongly in its latest Annual Report alongside key activities that span ... More >>

Approval to use gall mite to curb old man’s beard

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 7:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The leaf-galling mite Aceria vitalbae may now be used to combat the pervasive weed old man’s beard, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Horizons Regional Council applied to the EPA to introduce the gall mite on ... More >>

Fly sprays and animal treatments come under EPA microscope

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 12:53 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is to investigate products containing synthetic pyrethroids as part of its revamped reassessments programme, announced in mid-October. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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