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Ruakura Development

The independent Board of Inquiry considering the Ruakura Development Plan Change has released its final report and decision.

Ruakura Development
The independent Board of Inquiry considering the Ruakura Development Plan Change has released its final report and decision.

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Pūhoi to Warkworth

The Board of Inquiry has released its Final Report and Decision on the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section.

Pūhoi to Warkworth

Submit - Mosquito repellent

We're calling for submissions on an application to the EPA for a portable mosquito repellent.

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Basin Bridge decision

The independent Board of Inquiry appointed to hear and decide the Basin Bridge Proposal has released its final report and decision.

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HSNO reform

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The Environmental Protection Authority and Plant & Food Research have co-hosted a meeting of key stakeholders in the bee world to discuss bee safety.

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Notice of hearing for Solvigo application

16/09/2014

The EPA advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import Solvigo, an insecticide used to treat thrips and other insect pest in commercial onion crops.

Final decision on Ruakura Development Plan Change

15/09/2014

The independent Board of Inquiry considering the Ruakura Development Plan Change has released its final report and decision.

Submission sought on application for mosquito repellent - APP202155

29/08/2014

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a portable mosquito repellent for use outdoors. The repellent consists of a strip impregnated with metofluthrin, a substance from the pyrethroid family.

Submissions sought on modified reassessment of certain OPC substances - APP202142

22/07/2014

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to review and implement appropriate non-contact periods for certain organophosphate or carbamate plant protection substances.

Notice of hearing for Solvigo application

16/09/2014

The EPA advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import Solvigo, an insecticide used to treat thrips and other insect pest in commercial onion crops.

Final decision on Ruakura Development Plan Change

15/09/2014

The independent Board of Inquiry considering the Ruakura Development Plan Change has released its final report and decision.