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Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved the introduction of a root-feeding beetle to control the noxious weed moth plant. More >>

Submissions open on application to import new fungicide

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Your views are sought on an application to import for release the fungicide, KUSABI, for the control of powdery mildew. More >>

Understanding hazard labels on household chemicals

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:39 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Caution Notice reminding householders about the importance of reading and understanding the labels on hazardous substances, to keep themselves and others safe. Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, the General ... More >>

Application to import GMO vaccine approved

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A genetically modified vaccine for the potentially deadly Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has been approved for importation and release into New Zealand, with its use subject to approval by Medsafe. Manufacturer Sanofi SA applied to the Environmental ... More >>

Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:14 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has appointed Kiwi expat Professor Michael Bunce to the role of Chief Scientist. More >>

Submissions open on OMV marine discharge consent application

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened public submissions on a marine discharge consent application from OMV GSB Limited for activity in the Great South Basin, offshore Otago. More >>

Results of EPA investigation into PFOS firefighting foams

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:23 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) investigation has found stores of firefighting foams containing a banned chemical, PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), across New Zealand. More >>

Approval sought for new fungicide

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:00 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions have opened on an application to manufacture a fungicide in New Zealand for use in the control of a disease which affects wheat. More >>

Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:37 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions are open on an application to reassess restrictions on the use of Meteor, a substance used to thin pip fruit. More >>

EPA proposes tightened rules on paraquat use

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 11:43 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions are open on a reassessment proposal by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the herbicide paraquat and its associated formulations. More >>

Tamarind’s marine consents granted with conditions

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 2:21 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Two applications from oil and gas operator Tamarind Taranaki Ltd, for consents in relation to activities in the Tui Area Oil Field off Taranaki have been granted, subject to conditions. More >>

New scheme targets greenhouse gases

Monday, 18 February 2019, 2:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is supporting international efforts to help cool the planet with new regulations coming into force today. More >>

EPA gives go-ahead to extended disposal operation

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 2:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A Decision-making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources Limited, a 35-year marine consent to dispose of dredged sediment off Great Barrier Island. More >>

EPA welcomes Consumer guide to domestic chemical disposal

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:44 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new guide to help protect New Zealanders from hazardous domestic chemicals has been released by Consumer New Zealand, with the support of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

Beetle application could boost arsenal against weed

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 12:49 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is considering an application to introduce a root-feeding beetle to control the weed moth plant, a noxious weed which smothers the growth of native plants in communities in the North Island. The applicant is ... More >>

Potting mix can pose risk to human health

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:58 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is alerting consumers to the risks of using pot mix after the tragic passing of a Christchurch gardener from Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis). Ms Lizzie Wilson, spokesperson for the EPA Safer Homes Programme ... More >>

EPA: New Zealand introduces HFC gas permit scheme

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:26 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is implementing a new permitting system in response to the Kigali Amendment, an international agreement the New Zealand Government has signed, to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) gases in the Earth’s ... More >>

EPA: Inquiry into 1080 operation in Mapara

Monday, 10 December 2018, 5:17 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth has announced an inquiry under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 into an aerial 1080 operation on 6 September 2018, at Mapara near Te Kuiti, ... More >>

Modern chemical management system key to environment

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 3:33 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is pressing ahead with its extensive programme of work to create a modern chemical management system for New Zealand. The approach features strongly in its latest Annual Report alongside key activities that span ... More >>

Approval to use gall mite to curb old man’s beard

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 7:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The leaf-galling mite Aceria vitalbae may now be used to combat the pervasive weed old man’s beard, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Horizons Regional Council applied to the EPA to introduce the gall mite on ... More >>

   

 

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