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Open for submissions

We're calling for submissions on Shell Todd Oil Services Limited’s application to use a jack-up rig at its Māui Platforms.

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Safer Homes Week 2017

It's Safer Homes Week! Visit us, along with our many partners, at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington this Friday and Saturday for the Safer Homes event.

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TTRL hearings

Public hearings on TTRL's proposal to mine iron sands off the Taranaki coast resume in Wellington on 22 May.

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Read the May 2017 issue

A fresh new look! Our first issue combining our sister publications Te Pūtara and The Bulletin.

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Jumping Spiders

​Species of jumping spiders of the family Salticidae can now be imported into New Zealand for research purposes.

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Toxic fungicides banned

The EPA has issued a Red Alert notice following its decision to revoke four approvals for fungicide products used by Kiwi gardeners.

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Environmental Protection Authority

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Resource Management

We manage the decision-making process for proposals of national significance, for example major roading projects and wind farms.

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The EEZ

We are responsible for managing the environmental effects of restricted activities in NZ's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

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Hazardous Substances

We set rules for safe use of over 100,000 commonly used hazardous substances, including cleaners, cosmetics and fireworks.

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Emissions Trading

We manage the administration of NZ's Emissions Trading Scheme and the operation of the Emissions Trading Register.

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New Organisms

Our economy relies on organisms that are not native to NZ. We ensure new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.

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Te Hautū

We support iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensure Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.

Under-fives at risk from exposure to household chemicals

25/05/2017

​The National Poisons Centre fields more than 6,000 calls a year about under-fives’ exposure to chemicals. One in 10 of them result in a visit to the doctor or a stay in hospital.

Men can be flaming dangerous

23/05/2017

Petrol is top of mind among Kiwis when it comes to naming hazardous substances used outdoors, a recent EPA commissioned poll has found, with men and women both claiming they are well aware of safety precautions.

Consultation open on transitional regulations to maintain the safety of Kiwis and our environment

03/04/2017

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions on a consultation paper for transitional regulations made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act.

Consultation open on rules to protect people and our environment from hazardous substances

20/03/2017

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions on a consultation paper and exposure draft of a Hazardous Property Controls Notice proposing rules to protect the general public and the environment from hazardous substances.

Under-fives at risk from exposure to household chemicals

25/05/2017

​The National Poisons Centre fields more than 6,000 calls a year about under-fives’ exposure to chemicals. One in 10 of them result in a visit to the doctor or a stay in hospital.

Men can be flaming dangerous

23/05/2017

Petrol is top of mind among Kiwis when it comes to naming hazardous substances used outdoors, a recent EPA commissioned poll has found, with men and women both claiming they are well aware of safety precautions.