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Te Rāhui Herenga Waka Receives Resource Consent

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 2:16 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

This week the Environmental Protection Authority Te Mana Rauhī Taiao (EPA) advised that resource consent had been granted for a Boat Harbour to be developed in Keepa Road in Whakatane. John Rae, chair of Te Rāhui Herenga Waka Whakatāne 2021 Limited ... More >>

Public Responses On Glyphosate Weedkiller Published

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 1:00 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has publicly released the 465 responses to its call for information on glyphosate herbicide. "The EPA called for information about glyphosate last year because we felt it was the right time to take another ... More >>

New Fungicide To Protect Potatoes, Tomatoes, And Onions

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 5:13 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new fungicide to combat late blight in tomatoes and potato crops, and downy mildew in onions, has been approved for use in Aotearoa New Zealand, subject to conditions. Xivana contains the active ingredient fluoxapiprolin, which is new to New Zealand. ... More >>

Decision To Approve New Export Log Fumigant

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A decision-making committee of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application for a new gas to fumigate export logs and timber. EDN is a new tool to kill common pests found in wood. It is a potential alternative to methyl ... More >>

EPA Opens Waterway Testing To More Community Groups

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 2:50 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is rolling out more support for communities by offering up to 1,000 science kits to groups that want better information about their waterways. Since 2020, the EPA has funded 200 groups in its Wai Tuwhera o te ... More >>

EPA Welcomes Report On Environmental Fate Of Chemicals

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 3:46 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes the recommendations made in a new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton. The EPA is responsible for approvals covering more than 150,000 hazardous substances ... More >>

EPA Carbon Footprint Continues To Shrink

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 12:32 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) cut its carbon emissions by 62 percent last financial year (July 2020-June 2021) compared with the previous year. Toitu carbonreduce certified the figures, which were also 82 percent lower than the EPA’s ... More >>

Consents Granted For Tui Oil Field Decommissioning

Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A Board of Inquiry has granted the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) marine consents for activities associated with decommissioning the Tui oil field off the coast of Taranaki. The decommissioning will involve the removal of ... More >>

Watercare Water Take Application Granted With Conditions

Friday, 21 January 2022, 12:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A Board of Inquiry has granted an application from Watercare Services Ltd, an Auckland Council organisation, to draw an additional 150 million litres of water a day from the Waikato River for Auckland City’s water supply network. The application was ... More >>

Latest Methyl Bromide Requirements Incoming

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 2:27 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Additional controls around the use of the heavily restricted log fumigant, methyl bromide, take effect on New Year’s Day. Methyl bromide is a toxic and ozone-depleting substance, which India and China require to be used on logs they receive from New ... More >>

Annual Insights Show Fewer Aerial 1080 Operations In 2020

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:59 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Fewer aerial 1080 operations took place in 2020 than the previous year, according to the latest annual report on the pest control poison, which also highlights research developments. The report published by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ... More >>

EPA Congratulates "Change Maker" Champion Sophia Olo-Whaanga

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:38 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) congratulates Sophia Olo-Whaanga for winning this year’s Change Maker Award category in the Sustainable Business Awards. Sophia is advocating for sustainability and social outcomes in the construction industry, ... More >>

Views Sought On Application To Introduce New Fungicide, Xivana

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1:29 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions are now open on an application to import a new fungicide, to control downy mildew in onions and late blight in tomatoes and potatoes. Xivana contains the active ingredient fluoxapiprolin. Alongside the European Union, New Zealand’s ... More >>

Fast-track Panel Approves Central Wellington Development

Friday, 12 November 2021, 2:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has granted resource consent for a 13-storey office building, including retail and café space, on Molesworth Street in the Wellington suburb of Thorndon. Primeproperty Group Limited applied under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track ... More >>

‘Residency’ Edges Closer For Shortlist Of New Organisms

Monday, 8 November 2021, 11:50 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A tomato plant virus is among seven organisms in line for deregulation, having recently established themselves in Aotearoa New Zealand. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) sought feedback on which new organisms should no longer ... More >>

Broad Spectrum Response On Broad Spectrum Herbicide

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 2:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is beginning to analyse the 465 responses received to its call for information on the herbicide glyphosate, which closed two weeks ago. Dr Chris Hill, General Manager Hazardous Substances and New Organisms, ... More >>

Hazard Classification Update Underway For Two Fungicides

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 12:55 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A proposal to update the hazard classification of two fungicides, in line with changes recently made in the European Union and Australia, is now open for public submissions. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has initiated an application for a modified ... More >>

Grape Fungicide Approved For Use

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 10:59 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A new fungicide which controls bunch rot and powdery mildew in grapes has been approved for use in New Zealand, subject to conditions. Kenja contains the active ingredient isofetamid, which is new to New Zealand but already approved for use in Australia, ... More >>

Individual ETS Participant Data Released

Friday, 29 October 2021, 12:32 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Annual returns data for individual participants in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has been made public for the first time. The Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) General Manager for Climate, Land and Oceans, Michelle Ward says: "Changes ... More >>

Deadline Extended For Input On Kiwifruit Spray Ingredient

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 12:00 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

More time has been added for submissions on the potential phase-out of hydrogen cyanamide, an active ingredient in sprays commonly used by kiwifruit growers. The original deadline of 26 November has been extended to 5.00 pm on Monday 20 December. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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