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Report on evaluation of New Zealand’s hazardous substances compliance system

Source: Environmental Protection Authority An independent Technical Working Group started its evaluation of New Zealand’s hazardous substances compliance system in October 2018. Its report to...

Greater restrictions on use of paraquat

Source: Environmental Protection Authority The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is placing greater controls on the use of the herbicide paraquat. Paraquat is the first active ingredient...

EPA releases findings on Mapara 1080 operation

Source: Environmental Protection Authority The Department of Conservation (DOC) pest control operation was conducted over the Mapara Wildlife Reserve – 1,400 hectares of Conservation estate...

Native species protection at heart of project

Source: Environmental Protection Authority The Native and Surrogate Species Project was established in 2016 by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in response to concerns raised...

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...

Abatement Notice served on Tamarind Taranaki Limited

Source: Environmental Protection Authority The EPA has served Tamarind Taranaki Ltd (Administrators Appointed) with an abatement notice following notification of an oil spill. The notice prohibits...

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,...

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