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EPA puts more focus on compliance monitoring and enforcement

Source: Environmental Protection Authority Our Annual Report signals a change in focus for us as New Zealand’s only independent environmental regulator.  Chief Executive Allan Freeth says,...

Use of glyphosate in New Zealand

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 October 2019 As a regulator of hazardous substances in New Zealand, the EPA gathers information from multiple credible sources when deciding...

Grounds established to reassess neonicotinoids

Source: Environmental Protection Authority Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides and have been the subject of ongoing concern regarding their effects on bee populations internationally....

Submissions open on proposed amendments to the Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard 2017

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 30 September 2019 We are seeking submissions on proposed amendments to the Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard 2017. In 2018, we carried out...

OMV’s plans for exploration in the Great South Basin

Source: Environmental Protection Authority OMV GSB’s marine and marine discharge consents On 9 August 2019, OMV GSB Ltd (OMV GSB) lodged applications for a marine consent...

Agencies join forces in methyl bromide monitoring programme

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 November 2019 Plans are being put in place to increase methyl bromide monitoring following a theoretical modelling report about how the...

Permission granted for release of wasp biocontrol agent

Source: Environmental Protection Authority An application to release a small parasitic wasp to control and eradicate the giant willow aphid has been approved. New Zealand Crown...

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