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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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Further update on EPA’s fire-fighting foams investigation

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Further update on EPA’s fire-fighting foams investigation

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 July 2018 This is a general update on the investigation into fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA, which we announced last December. This is a general update on the investigation into fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA, which we announced last December. A range of updates on the […]

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Renotification of WCO for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Renotification of WCO for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 July 2018 The Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers in Hawke’s Bay has been renotified, which means additional submissions on the application can be made. Stephanie Frame, Nationally Significant Proposals Application Manager says “Recent evidence has identified that wider groundwater connections to the surface water in […]

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We’re holding a drop-in session about the EEZ

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on We’re holding a drop-in session about the EEZ

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 19 July 2018 We’re coming to Auckland to connect with locals about the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf, which are New Zealand’s offshore waters. New Zealand has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, 20 times the size of our land mass, and begins 22 kilometres […]

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Mite might trim old man’s beard

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mite might trim old man’s beard

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 July 2018 A gall mite may be introduced to New Zealand to control the pervasive weed old man’s beard, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) succeeds. “This weed forms dense, permanent masses with heavy layered stems that smother and collapse underlying vegetation,” says Dr Clark Ehlers, EPA […]

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Keep aerosols away from children says EPA

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Keep aerosols away from children says EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 12 July 2018 An explosive and destructive West Auckland house fire caused by a child who threw something into an open fire place shows how crucial it is for parents to keep watch over children around fire, and to keep aerosols out of reach. Spokesperson, General Manager Doug Jones, says aerosols […]

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CRL’s application complete | EPA

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on CRL’s application complete | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 03 July 2018 On 5 June 2018, Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) lodged an application with us for a marine dumping consent. The application is to dump 250,000m3 of dredged sediment annually offshore at a proposed dumping site, 25 km east of Great Barrier Island, for 35 years. This site is CRL’s […]

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EPA ALERT: Aucklanders warned against stockpiling petrol

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA ALERT: Aucklanders warned against stockpiling petrol

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 02 July 2018 Videos of people filling unapproved containers to the brim with petrol in Auckland over the weekend may put people and their environment at risk . General Manager of our Hazardous Substances Group, Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, says while stockpiling petrol at home may seem like a good way to […]

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How we’ll protect people and the environment in 2018/19

By   /  June 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on How we’ll protect people and the environment in 2018/19

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 28 June 2018 Creating a world-class chemical management system is one of the main programmes of work on our agenda for 2018/19. The Environmental Protection Authority’s Statement of Performance Expectations 2018/19 sets out what we at the EPA are committed to delivering in the coming financial year, what resources we’ll use […]

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Stay safe when mixing chemical cocktails

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Stay safe when mixing chemical cocktails

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 27 June 2018 We have new guidance to highlight the dangers around mixing products containing hazardous substances – whether at work, on your land, at home, or anywhere else. “It’s important to understand the implications of mixing chemicals,” says Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, General Manager of the EPA’s Hazardous Substances Group. “Mixing […]

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