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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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Views sought on application to introduce new insecticide Vayego

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Views sought on application to introduce new insecticide Vayego

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 June 2018 We are asking for submissions on an application to approve an insecticide called Vayego for use in New Zealand. Any approval would be a world first for Vayego and its manufacturer, Bayer New Zealand, who are looking to market its use to control coddling moth, leafrollers and other […]

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Public views sought on persistent organic pollutants

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Public views sought on persistent organic pollutants

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 22 June 2018 We are seeking your views on a proposal that New Zealand ratify international agreements on banning and controlling some of the world’s most toxic and persistent substances. Acting General Manager of the Hazardous Substances Group Gayle Holmes says parties to both the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions meet every […]

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Submissions are closed on Tamarind applications

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Submissions are closed on Tamarind applications

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 19 June 2018 Submissions closed on Tamarind Taranaki Limited’s applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent on Monday 18 June 2018. We have removed the online submission form and are now processing the submissions received. We will formally acknowledge those people that have submitted in due course. The Board of Inquiry will shortly […]

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New website coming soon

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New website coming soon

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New website coming soon 4 December 2017  ​Users of our website have told us they want better navigation, a better search function, and better-written content with less unnecessary ‘clutter’. They want to be able to find what they want, and to be able to understand the information […]

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Read the Hazardous Substances Update November 2017

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Read the Hazardous Substances Update November 2017

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Read the Hazardous Substances Update November 2017 EPA and WorkSafe join forces to keep Kiwis safeFrom 1 December 2017, many of the rules governing the management of hazardous substances in the workplace pass from the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO) to the Health and […]

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New Zealand has its share of science deniers

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand has its share of science deniers

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealand has its share of science deniers  29 November 2017  Theglobal phenomenon of science denial and scepticism about the role of experts isalive and well in New Zealand. The Environmental ProtectionAuthority, in its 2016/17 Annual Report tabled in Parliament onTuesday, 28 November, highlights opposition to bureaucracy […]

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Northern Corridor decision confirmed

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Northern Corridor decision confirmed

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Northern Corridor decision confirmed ​22 November 2017 An independent Board of Inquiry appointed toconsider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released itsfinal decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern CorridorImprovements proposal. The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link ofAuckland’s Western […]

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East West Link draft decision released

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on East West Link draft decision released

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: East West Link draft decision released 14 November 2017 This summary has been prepared to help journalists and the general public understand the Board of Inquiry’s decision.  It does not comprise part of the reasons for that decision. The full decision, with reasons is the only authoritative […]

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Safe use of products to eradicate rats, mice and similar domestic pests

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Safe use of products to eradicate rats, mice and similar domestic pests

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Safe use of products to eradicate rats, mice and similar domestic pests ​14 November 2017 Who will rid me of these rats? That was the cry of the Mayor of Hamelin in 1284, when the German town was infested with vermin. He turned to a mysterious pied […]

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Stage one of Water Conservation Order hearing to begin

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Stage one of Water Conservation Order hearing to begin

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Stage one of Water Conservation Order hearing to begin 7 November 2017 Stage one of the Water Conservation Order (WCO) hearing for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers will begin on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at the Napier Conference Centre. This stage relates to the upper Ngaruroro River […]

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Read the Hazardous Substances Update October 2017

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Read the Hazardous Substances Update October 2017

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Read the Hazardous Substances Update October 2017 Working Safer Reforms update  Approvals process – December 2017 The EPA and WorkSafe are gearing up for some changes to the application process from 1 December. While people making an application probably won’t notice the change, behind the scenes WorkSafe […]

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Northern Corridor decision released

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Northern Corridor decision released

MIL OSI – Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Northern Corridor decision released ​9 October 2017 An independent board of inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has given its approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal, part of the Government’s accelerated programme of works. The approval […]

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Newsroom

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Newsroom

MIL OSI – Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Newsroom ​6 October 2017 The Ministry for the Environment wishes to correct a statement made on the Newsroom website today. The Newsroom item stated that the Ministry is reviewing the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).  That claim was reportedly based on comments from Sir Peter […]

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Read the Hazardous Substances Update September 2017

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Read the Hazardous Substances Update September 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Read the Hazardous Substances Update September 2017 Labelling Notice and Hazardous Property Controls Notice now publishedOur final two EPA Notices have been issued by the EPA Board. The Labelling Notice and the Hazardous Property Controls (HPC) Notice are now published under the heading EPA […]

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