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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 >>

EPA ALERT: new rules make some boat paint illegal to import

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:46 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Some anti-fouling paints can no longer be imported or manufactured in New Zealand after the Environmental Protection Authority determined they are too toxic to marine life. More >>

Te Waikoropupū Springs hearing restarts in late June

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:22 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Special Tribunal hearing for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) application for Te Waikoropupū Springs will reconvene on 27 and 28 June 2018. More >>

EPA: Plastic microbeads ban kicks in on 7 June

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 12:05 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority will be responsible for new rules to protect people and New Zealand’s environment from plastic microbeads. Some products containing plastic microbeads will be banned from sale from Thursday 7 June 2018, says Dr Fiona ... More >>

Hounding the horehound weed

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 12:14 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Two moths may be imported to combat the horehound weed, which a recent survey estimates to cost New Zealand dryland farmers almost $7 million per year. More >>

Kiwi named in honour of late Joseph Harawira, QSM

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 5:13 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Ian Tarei and family from Omataroa Kiwi Project holding kiwi chick JoeJoe with EPA Board member Dayle Hunia (far right). More >>

EPA: Te Waikoropupū Springs hearing adjourned

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 4:47 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Special Tribunal hearing for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) application for Te Waikoropupū Springs has adjourned until late May or early June to hear final evidence and closing statements, says Environmental Protection Authority’s Nationally ... More >>

New zoo rules to keep animals contained

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 12:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new zoo standard signed off by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) will help zoos prevent animals from escaping into the wider environment, or posing a risk to people, says the EPA’s New Organism Manager Stephen Cobb. More >>

EPA: Leading-edge plant and animal research not GMO

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 9:30 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A leading-edge science technique with the potential to improve disease resistance in plants, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority,” says Stephen Cobb, New Organisms Manager for the EPA. More >>

EPA welcomes Productivity Commission's report

Monday, 7 May 2018, 2:34 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA welcomes the Productivity Commission’s latest report which calls for a shared, long-term vision on climate change to transform to a low-emissions economy, says Dr Allan Freeth, Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority. More >>

EPA chief cleared by select committee

Friday, 4 May 2018, 5:49 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

EPA Board Chair Kerry Prendergast is pleased that a report from by the Environment Select Committee into the Environmental Protection Authority 2016/17 annual review hearing has determined that EPA Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth did not mislead the ... More >>

EPA watching weekend EU vote on neonicotinoids science

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:55 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is standing by for the results from a forthcoming weekend vote by the European Union (EU), over whether more restrictions should be applied to the use of neonicotinoids in member states. More >>

 

 

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