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Fewer Weeds, More Wheat

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A herbicide to control problematic weeds in wheat crops and so increase crop yield, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA serves Compliance Order on Task Protection Services Ltd

Monday, 12 March 2018, 12:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has served a Compliance Order on Task Protection Services Ltd, as part of its inquiry into fire-fighting foams, Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth announced today. More >>

Potential methyl bromide alternative to be considered

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:53 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is seeking submissions on a possible new fumigant for logs and timber as an alternative to methyl bromide. More >>

EPA urges airports to plan phase-out of dangerous foams

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 5:17 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is urging airports that may have fire-fighting foams containing PFOS to begin immediate planning to phase them out. More >>

EPA serves Compliance Order on Nelson Airport

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 2:21 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has served a Compliance Order on Nelson Airport, following its inspection of the airport’s fire-fighting facilities as part of its inquiry into fire-fighting foams, Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth announced today. More >>

GMO cancer treatment gets EPA go-ahead

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

“Telomelysin, a genetically modified virus, will be used as part of a clinical trial of patients with advanced and inoperable melanoma,” says Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, EPA’s General Manager of Hazardous Substances and New Organisms. More >>

Blunting Chilean needle grass

Monday, 29 January 2018, 11:34 am | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand farming’s vulnerability to Chilean needle grass may be reduced if an application to release a rust fungus from Argentina wins approval from the Environmental Protection Authority. More >>

Shell Taranaki’s marine consents granted with conditions

Monday, 15 January 2018, 1:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Shell Taranaki Limited’s applications for marine and marine discharge consents to use a jack-up drilling rig within the Maui field in the South Taranaki Bight have been granted by the EPA, subject to conditions. More >>

EPA Investigating Fire-Fighting Foams

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has initiated a formal investigation as to whether fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA are held or being used at airports and other locations. Such foams are used to extinguish liquid fuel ... More >>

Annual Report: New Zealand has its share of science deniers

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The global phenomenon of science denial and scepticism about the role of experts is alive and well in New Zealand. More >>

Northern Corridor decision confirmed

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released its final decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal. The approval gives the green ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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