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Fast-track Consent Granted For Mt Maunganui Retirement Village

Friday, 7 June 2024, 2:38 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, for The Pitau retirement development in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. More >>

EPA Sets New Rules For Kiwifruit Spray

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Products containing hydrogen cyanamide are restricted to commercial use and can only be used by trained professionals who must follow strict rules when spraying. More >>

Next Step For Cancer Treatment Trial

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:52 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and BioOra Limited applied to use chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells in a phase 2 clinical trial for patients suffering from a type of blood cancer called relapsed large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. More >>

EPA Approves Precision Fermentation Of Milk Proteins

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 11:12 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from Daisy Lab Limited to produce dairy-identical proteins using genetically modified organisms in a contained facility. More >>

EPA Approves Insect Quartet To Stop Wetland Invader

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 2:23 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Horizons Regional Council applied to introduce the four insects in the Manawatū-Whanganui region as biocontrol agents to target different parts of the purple loosestrife plant, Lythrum salicaria. More >>

Fast-track Consent For Unitec Residential Development

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 9:07 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, for the Unitec Residential Development - Maungārongo RC3 project on Carrington Road in Point Chevalier, Auckland. The Marutūāhu-Ockham Group (on behalf of Marutūāhu Rōpū) ... More >>

EPA Clarifies GMO Definition

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 11:44 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a clarification that certain organisms, known as null segregants, are not considered genetically modified organisms under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. Null segregants are descended ... More >>

Fast-track Consent Granted For Wairatahi Subdivision

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:13 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to subdivide approximately 28 hectares of land for development in Flaxmere, Hastings. Heretaunga Tamatea Pou Tahua Limited Partnership applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 ... More >>

Hearing For Reassessment Of Kiwifruit Spray

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 12:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A public hearing for the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) reassessment of hydrogen cyanamide will be held from 26 February to 1 March 2024. Hydrogen cyanamide is widely used in the kiwifruit industry to help buds form and ensure even fruiting. ... More >>

EPA Bans 'Forever Chemicals’ In Cosmetic Products

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 11:45 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has banned the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetic products from 31 December 2026. New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to take this step on PFAS - often described as ... More >>

Great South Homes Park Fast-track Consent Granted

Monday, 29 January 2024, 12:37 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to subdivide approximately six hectares of land for residential and commercial development in Papakura, Auckland. Unispot Great South Limited applied for resource consent under ... More >>

Fendalton Retirement Village Expansion Granted Fast-track Consent

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 3:25 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to expand Holly Lea Retirement Village in Fendalton, Christchurch. Holly Lea Village Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) ... More >>

1080 Use Increased In 2022

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 1:04 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The number of aerial 1080 operations increased and covered a greater area in 2022, the Environmental Protection Authority’s annual report on the aerial pest control operations shows. However, the trend over the past 11 years shows little change in ... More >>

EPA Seeks Views On Proposed Changes To Information Required From Hazardous Substance Importers And Manufacturers

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:39 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Changes being proposed to the Hazardous Substances (Importers and Manufacturers) Notice 2015 are aimed at improving how hazardous chemicals, including pesticides, fumigants and antifouling paints, are managed. They include requiring importers and ... More >>

EPA Urges People To Keep Weedkiller Out Of Compost

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is encouraging people to take more care to stop plants sprayed with weedkillers containing clopyralid from contaminating compost. The EPA today issued an advisory notice to highlight the issues and prompt ... More >>

EPA Seeks Views On Reducing Lead Levels Allowed In Paints

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:46 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on changes to rules for lead levels in paints and art materials, such as chalk, crayons, and felt-tip pens. The main aim of the proposed updates to group standards that cover ... More >>

Fast-track Approved For East Coast Heights Stage 5 Development In Silverdale

Friday, 20 October 2023, 10:26 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to construct a residential development in Silverdale, Auckland. Build Rich Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The ... More >>

Wooing Tree Stage 4 Development Gets Fast-track Consent

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 1:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has granted resource consent for the Wooing Tree Stage 4 development in Cromwell. Wooing Tree Property Development applied for consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The application relates to the Wooing ... More >>

Green Light For Glen Innes To Tāmaki Drive Shared Path

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:03 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has granted resource consent to construct a pedestrian and cycle path in Auckland. Auckland Transport applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The shared path will start at ... More >>

Fast-track Approval For Strathmill Development In Ōrewa

Monday, 18 September 2023, 12:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has granted resource consent to develop a residential subdivision at West Hoe Heights, Ōrewa, Auckland. Shildon Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The development will ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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