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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 >>

Drury Housing Development Gets Consent

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 9:53 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has granted resource consent to subdivide land and build a housing development in south-eastern Drury, South Auckland. Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) ... More >>

Council Applies For Insect Quartet To Stop Wetland Invader

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 1:22 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) wants people’s views on an application to release four different insects to control the spread of purple loosestrife, an invasive wetland weed. Horizons Regional Council has applied to introduce the four ... More >>

Fast-track Consent Approved For Waihoehoe Precinct

Friday, 1 September 2023, 1:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to subdivide and construct a housing development in Drury, South Auckland. Oyster Capital Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) ... More >>

EPA Approves First Methane Inhibitor In New Zealand

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 12:09 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a feed additive to reduce methane emissions in livestock. DSM Nutritional Products Ltd (DSM) applied to import or manufacture a substance containing 10-25% of 3-nitrooxypropanol (3-NOP) - a chemical ... More >>

Hananui Aquaculture Project Fast-track Consent Declined

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 11:40 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has declined consent to construct and operate an open ocean salmon farm off the north-eastern coast of Stewart Island/Rakiura. Ngāi Tahu Seafood Resources Limited made the application under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) ... More >>

Fast-track Approval For St Heliers Residential Development

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 11:04 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved consent to subdivide land and construct a housing development on Waimarie Street and Riddell Road, Saint Heliers, Auckland. Sanctum Projects Limited made the application under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) ... More >>

Faringdon Oval Development Gets Fast-track Consent

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 3:22 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to subdivide and develop land in Rolleston, Canterbury. Hughes Developments Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The ... More >>

EPA Releases Findings On Forever Chemicals In Groundwater

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 11:11 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a report with results from the first large-scale survey of per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in New Zealand groundwater wells. The EPA commissioned the tests for PFAS in 2022, as ... More >>

Fast-track Approval For Retail Centre In Drury

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 10:53 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has approved resource consent, subject to conditions, to subdivide and develop land in Drury, South Auckland. Kiwi Property Holdings No. 2 Limited applied for resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. ... More >>

Have Your Say On Hazardous Substances Infringement Scheme

Monday, 17 July 2023, 3:16 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) are calling for submissions about a proposed infringement scheme for hazardous substances. The infringement scheme would add an intermediate enforcement tool for ... More >>

Whenuapai Business Park Fast-track Consent Declined

Friday, 30 June 2023, 12:07 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has declined consent to subdivide land in Whenuapai, Auckland, for industrial development. Neil Construction Limited made the application under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The company applied to subdivide ... More >>

SH1 Upgrade For South Auckland Approved

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 3:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent panel has granted resource consents, subject to conditions, to upgrade State Highway 1 between the Papakura BP service station on-ramp and Bremner Road overbridge in Auckland. This project includes replacing the Otuuwairoa bridges, widening ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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