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Who will rid me of these rats?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 3:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

That was the cry of the Mayor of Hamelin in 1284, when the German town was infested with vermin. He turned to a mysterious pied piper for help, but it didn’t go well. The rats disappeared, but so did all the town’s children, when the mayor refused ... More >>

East West Link draft decision released

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:15 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

This summary has been prepared to help journalists and the general public understand the Board of Inquiry’s decision. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that decision. The full decision, with reasons is the only authoritative document. The ... More >>

Northern Corridor decision released

Monday, 9 October 2017, 1:49 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent board of inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has given its approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal, part of the Government’s accelerated programme of works. More >>

Reducing harm from hazardous substances

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new system for managing hazardous substances in New Zealand will come into force in December 2017. More >>

The EPA has released the annual ETS reports

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 6:33 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has now published the annual set of reports on the Emissions Trading Scheme, or ETS. More >>

Decision on the TTRL marine consent application

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

This summary is provided to assist the media in the understanding of the decision by the EPA’s Decision-making Committee in relation to the Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd application to mine iron sands in the South Taranaki Bight. It does not comprise ... More >>

Have your say on the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:59 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A Special Tribunal set up to consider an application for a water conservation order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers in Hawke’s Bay is calling for submissions. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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