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New rules for dental whiteners

Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 4:20 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has amended the rules around dental whiteners containing hydrogen peroxide. More >>

Beetles approved for control of tradescantia

Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 9:43 am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a further two beetle species to control the weed tradescantia. More >>

Fungus approved to control Chilean needlegrass

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 3:28 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a rust fungus to control the weed Chilean needlegrass. More >>

Submissions sought on review of organophosphate diazinon

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 11:44 am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is seeking submissions on a review of the organophosphate diazinon. More >>

Authority revokes approvals for fungicide quintozene

Thursday, 26 May 2011, 11:32 am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked the approvals for the fungicide quintozene, due to dioxin impurities. More >>

Authority approves new pest poison

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 2:36 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the use of a new poison to control stoats, ferrets and feral cats. More >>

Call for submissions on biocontrol for Chilean needlegrass

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 10:49 am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is seeking submissions on an application to release a biological agent to control Chilean needlegrass. More >>

Dung beetles approved for release in New Zealand

Thursday, 3 February 2011, 12:57 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the import and release of 11 species of dung beetle to manage livestock dung in New Zealand pastures. The application to import and release the beetles was made by the Dung Beetle Release Strategy Group ... More >>

ERMA approves GM pine tree field tests

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 1:49 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved, with controls, an application from the Crown research institute Scion to field test genetically modified pine trees in containment at its Rotorua campus. More >>

Encouraging Signs in Report on Aerial 1080

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 12:48 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority says real progress has been made in a number of areas surrounding the aerial application of 1080, and that the rules are largely being followed by operators. More >>

Submissions sought on release of dung beetles

Wednesday, 22 September 2010, 3:08 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on an application to import and release up to 11 species of dung beetle to manage dung produced by livestock in New Zealand. More >>

Review of controls on LPG complete

Tuesday, 7 September 2010, 3:26 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has completed its review of LPG, tightening the rules around the use of odorants, improving signage and refrigeration facility design and restricting the quantities of LPG that can be stored indoors. More >>

Submissions sought on GM pines application

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 12:14 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on an application by Crown research institute Scion to conduct a field test of genetically modified pine trees in containment. More >>

Submissions sought on reassessment of trichlorfon

Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 3:07 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on the future use of the insecticide and veterinary medicine trichlorfon in New Zealand. More >>

Controlling gum leaf skeletoniser

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 12:44 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

Scion’s application to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) for permission to release a parasitic wasp into New Zealand to control the gum leaf skeletoniser has been approved. More >>

Alternative fumigant approved for strawberries

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 10:31 am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved an application to import and manufacture the soil fumigant Ripper, for pre-plant soil fumigation for commercial strawberry growers. More >>

Strict controls Placed On AgResearch Approval

Thursday, 15 April 2010, 1:07 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has placed strict controls on an approval for Crown research institute AgResearch to genetically modify bacterial and mammalian cells, mice, goats, sheep and cattle. More >>

1080 Annual Report released

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 11:17 am | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has released its second annual report on the aerial use of 1080. More >>

Deadline for submissions on methyl bromide

Monday, 23 November 2009, 2:09 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has extended the deadline for submissions on the reassessment of fumigant methyl bromide. ERMA New Zealand Hazardous Substances General Manager Andrea Eng says a request for an extension to the deadline for submissions ... More >>

Five-year phase out for insecticideAZM

Friday, 6 November 2009, 2:35 pm | Environmental Risk Management Authority

The insecticide azinphos methyl is to be phased out over five years, following a decision by the Environmental Risk Management Authority. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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