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Updated systems will keep New Zealanders safe

By   /  November 21, 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 Updated systems will keep New Zealanders safe

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 21 November 2018 This year, our Annual Report puts a strong emphasis on our role as a pro-active regulator, focusing our efforts and resources on the things that matter most to New Zealand and New Zealanders. Part of that includes an ambitious programme to update the way hazardous substance applications are […]

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Modern chemical management system key to New Zealand’s environment

By   /  November 20, 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 Modern chemical management system key to New Zealand’s environment

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 20 November 2018 We are pressing ahead with our extensive programme of work to create a modern chemical management system for New Zealand. The approach features strongly in our latest Annual Report alongside key activities that span consumer safety around hazardous substances; our risk assessment approach; an extensive chemical reassessments programme; […]

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Gall mite approved to curb old man’s beard

By   /  November 1, 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 Gall mite approved to curb old man’s beard

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 November 2018 The leaf-galling mite Aceria vitalbae may now be used to combat the pervasive weed old man’s beard. Horizons Regional Council applied to the EPA to introduce the gall mite on behalf of the National Biocontrol Collective, comprised of 14 regional councils and the Department of Conservation. “The Department […]

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Fly sprays and animal treatments come under EPA microscope

By   /  October 31, 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 Fly sprays and animal treatments come under EPA microscope

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 29 October 2018 We are investigating products containing synthetic pyrethroids as part of our revamped reassessments programme, we announced in mid-October. Synthetic pyrethroids are insecticides found in some fly sprays, insect repellents, automatic insect dispensers, bed bug treatments, and animal flea collars and treatments. The EPA has announced a call for […]

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Home gardening tips for spring

By   /  October 25, 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 Home gardening tips for spring

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 October 2018 With the warming spring weather and the trees and bushes beginning to grow new leaves again, it’s a popular time for people to make a start in their garden for the season ahead. As you start planning your garden, consider what chemicals you plan to use and how […]

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Fungal in the jungle | EPA

By   /  October 17, 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 Fungal in the jungle | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 17 October 2018 The EPA is considering an application to release a new microorganism, the fungus Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum. The fungus, and products derived from it, are claimed to promote growth and yield in agricultural and horticultural crops. “The applicant, Symborg Business Development, has developed products overseas using this fungus […]

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EPA ramps up chemical reassessments programme

By   /  October 15, 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 EPA ramps up chemical reassessments programme

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 15 October 2018 We are making changes to the way some chemicals are managed in New Zealand. We are ramping up our reassessments programme and taking action on some chemicals to ensure risks to people and the environment continue to be managed effectively. As New Zealand’s independent regulator we manage the regulation, approval and […]

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Biocontrol for eucalyptus tortoise beetle

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Biocontrol for eucalyptus tortoise beetle

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 02 October 2018 By gum: tiny wasp may protect mighty eucalyptus trees. We’re considering an application to release a parasitoid wasp to control the eucalyptus tortoise beetle. Scion, the Crown Research Institute focused on research, science and technological development for the forestry and timber industries, has lodged the application. “The Australian […]

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EPA simplifies novelty fireworks process

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA simplifies novelty fireworks process

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 October 2018 Novelty fireworks like Christmas crackers, caps for cap guns and party poppers will no longer need explosives import certificates from 1 October 2018. Our General Manager of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Group Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter says the changes are part of a review of our hazardous […]

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Moths to combat horehound | EPA

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Moths to combat horehound | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 13 September 2018 Two moths may now be imported into New Zealand to combat invasive horehound. The Horehound Biocontrol Group, a collective of farmers whose crops are infested with horehound, applied to us to introduce the horehound plume moth and horehound clearwing moth to attack the weed. Its application was supported by […]

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New fungicide to protect arable crops

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New fungicide to protect arable crops

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 05 September 2018 We are calling for submissions on an application by Bayer New Zealand Limited to approve a fungicide called Vimoy Iblon to be used to protect cereal crops. The fungicide’s active ingredient isoflucypram, has not yet been approved in any country. Bayer is intending to market its use to […]

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Adding to our open book

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Adding to our open book

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 28 August 2018 We have just added the Annual HSNO Enforcement Report 2017 to the monitoring reports available on our website, as part of our Open Book policy. We aim to make more data and information available to everyone. The Annual HSNO Enforcement Report 2017 is available in our Resources and Publications […]

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Enter the Samurai | EPA

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Enter the Samurai | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 23 August 2018 The samurai wasp, an organism new to New Zealand, can now be used to fight any invasion by the brown marmorated stink bug, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority. This wasp is a natural enemy of the stink bug. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Council applied […]

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Second grounds for reassessment on methyl bromide declined

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Second grounds for reassessment on methyl bromide declined

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 20 August 2018 We have declined an application to determine whether grounds for a reassessment of methyl bromide’s flammable gas classification existed. This latest decision does not invalidate the grounds for reassessment established earlier this year as a consequence of an application, made by the Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc […]

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Government announces NZ ETS review

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Government announces NZ ETS review

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 16 August 2018 Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and Minister for Forestry Shane Jones have announced that the Government will be consulting on two sets of proposed improvements to the operation of the NZ ETS. The proposed improvements to the operation of the NZ ETS include: Improvements to the ETS […]

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EPA calls for neonicotinoid information

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA calls for neonicotinoid information

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 13 August 2018 The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for information about three neonicotinoid pesticides to understand how and where they are being used within New Zealand. The three are clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Neonicotinoid pesticides can harm bees and other pollinators if not used correctly. The EPA’s move follows […]

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Fire-fighting foam investigation | EPA

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Fire-fighting foam investigation | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 10 August 2018 We are not aware of any evidence that fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA continue to be discharged into the environment, as recently reported by news outlets. “We want to allay public concerns around such reports, because we have not found any evidence that this is the […]

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Annual ETS reports released | EPA

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Annual ETS reports released | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 09 August 2018 We’ve now published the annual set of reports on the Emissions Trading Scheme. We have published the annual set of reports on the Emissions Trading Scheme, or ETS. The three reports are now available on our website: The Annual ETS report, also known as the ‘Section 89’ report. […]

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EPA video explains value of working with Māori

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA video explains value of working with Māori

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 09 August 2018 We have created a short animated video to introduce New Zealand and international businesses to concepts that will help them engage with Māori, before applying to us for an environmental approval. Doug Jones, Manahautū (General Manager) of Kaupapa Kura Taiao, the EPA’s Māori advisory team, says that when […]

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Submissions open on CRL’s marine dumping consent

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Submissions open on CRL’s marine dumping consent

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 30 July 2018 We have publicly notified the application lodged by Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) for a marine dumping consent. The application is to dump up to 250,000m3 of dredged material annually from source sites within Auckland and Waikato at an offshore existing dump site, 25 km east of Great Barrier Island, […]

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