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Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 April 2019 We have appointed Kiwi expat Professor Michael Bunce to the role of our Chief Scientist. Professor Bunce has sequenced ancient DNA from the fossil bones of moa and giant eagles but more recently has developed methods to survey biodiversity in water by recovering the DNA that animals leave […]

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Submissions open for OMV GSB application

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Submissions open for OMV GSB application

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 16 April 2019 We have opened public submissions on a marine discharge consent application from OMV GSB Limited for activity in the Great South Basin, offshore Otago. The application is for discharges from a drill rig that is associated with OMV GSB’s Exploration and Appraisal Drilling Programme (EAD) within OMV’s exploration […]

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Results of EPA investigation into PFOS firefighting foams

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Results of EPA investigation into PFOS firefighting foams

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 04 April 2019 An Environmental Protection Authority investigation has found stores of firefighting foams containing a banned chemical, PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), across New Zealand. At all sites where the banned foam was identified, including those which are not yet fully compliant, the foam has been secured within equipment, and secured against […]

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Approval sought for new fungicide

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Approval sought for new fungicide

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 March 2019 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. Dow AgroSciences (NZ) Ltd is seeking approval to manufacture GF-3308, for control of speckled leaf blotch (Septoria tritici) and also to suppress brown […]

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OMV GSB marine discharge application lodged and complete

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on OMV GSB marine discharge application lodged and complete

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 22 March 2019 On 14 February 2019, OMV GSB Limited (OMV GSB) lodged an application with us for marine discharge consent. The application is for a publicly notified marine discharge consent to discharge harmful substances from the deck drains of one or more Mobile Offshore Drilling Units in the Great South […]

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Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 15 March 2019 Public submissions are open on an application to reassess restrictions on the use of Meteor, a substance used to thin pip fruit. On 12 November 2018 a decision-making committee appointed by the EPA decided that there were grounds for the reassessment because of ‘information showing a significant change […]

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Great Barrier groups consulted on marine dumping application

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Great Barrier groups consulted on marine dumping application

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 12 March 2019 We have been notified of two appeals to the High Court around a marine dumping consent we granted to Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) to dump sediment, made up of sand and mud, 25 kms offshore Great Barrier Island. General Manager of Climate, Land & Oceans Siobhan Quayle said: […]

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Going digital for bees | EPA

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Going digital for bees | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 04 March 2019 We’ve made it easier for beekeepers around New Zealand to tell us about suspected poisoning of bees and other pollinators. Our new online reporting form means keepers can now jump onto our website to give us details about any poisoning incidents that may have affected their hives. We […]

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EPA proposes tightened rules on paraquat use

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA proposes tightened rules on paraquat use

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 28 February 2019 Public submissions are open on a reassessment proposal by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the herbicide paraquat and its associated formulations. The herbicide is included in the EPA’s priority chemical list that was unveiled in October 2018 as part of the Authority’s revamped reassessments programme. Dr Fiona […]

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Tamarind’s marine consents granted with conditions

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tamarind’s marine consents granted with conditions

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 26 February 2019 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. Tamarind Taranaki Ltd manages three oil reservoirs in Exclusive Economic Zone waters. It sought a marine consent to […]

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We’re listening | EPA

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on We’re listening | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 22 February 2019 We’re making changes to our website to make it easier for you to find the information you need. You may have seen the survey we’re running intermittently on our website, about our website. And thank you if you’ve taken time out to answer 8 short questions about your […]

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New scheme targets greenhouse gases

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New scheme targets greenhouse gases

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 February 2019 The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is supporting international efforts to help cool the planet with new regulations coming into force today. After 31 December 2019, a permit will be required for new and recycled bulk imports or exports of 18 different hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, which are used in […]

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EPA gives go-ahead to extended disposal operation off Great Barrier Island

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA gives go-ahead to extended disposal operation off Great Barrier Island

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 14 February 2019 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. A Decision-making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources […]

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New material released for public submission of Exirel Insecticide

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New material released for public submission of Exirel Insecticide

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 13 February 2019 Information not previously available to those who made submissions on the reassessment of Exirel Insecticide is now being made public. FMC New Zealand Ltd, manufacturer and importer of Exirel, is proposing that the current restrictions for ground-based use are eased to also allow the spraying of brassicas from […]

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We’re reducing our carbon footprint

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on We’re reducing our carbon footprint

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 12 February 2019 The EPA has committed to reducing its own carbon footprint by being confirmed as a CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certified organisation. “Protecting the environment is at the heart of everything we do,” says the EPA’s Chief Executive, Dr Allan Freeth. “It’s only right that we […]

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Making more information public | EPA

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Making more information public | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 05 February 2019 Our weekly updates to our Associate Minister are now publicly available on our website, as is a selection of requests made under the Official Information Act (OIA) and responses. Further extending the range of information available under our open book policy, you can read the EPA’s weekly updates […]

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EPA welcomes Consumer guide to domestic chemical disposal

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA welcomes Consumer guide to domestic chemical disposal

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 February 2019 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). Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth says: “Kiwis have been asking us how they should dispose of old and unwanted home […]

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Beetle application could boost arsenal against weed moth plant

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Beetle application could boost arsenal against weed moth plant

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 31 January 2019 We are 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 the Waikato Regional Council, acting on behalf of a consortium of regional councils […]

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Stage two of the Water Conservation Order hearing: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Stage two of the Water Conservation Order hearing: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 29 January 2019 Stage two of the hearing for the Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers is scheduled to commence on 26 February 2019 at the Napier Conference Centre. The stage two hearing will focus on the lower reaches of both the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers and […]

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New Zealand implements further rules to help cool planet

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand implements further rules to help cool planet

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 14 December 2018 We are leading New Zealand’s implementation of the Kigali Amendment, an international agreement to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. A new permitting scheme to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders from climate change will be introduced in February 2019 and will apply […]

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