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Northern Corridor Improvements

Have your say on an NZTA proposal which includes connecting SH1 and SH18 in Auckland.

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East West Link submissions

Submissions on an NZTA proposal for a four-lane arterial road linking SH1 and SH20 between Onehunga and Mt Wellington/Penrose are now open.

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TTRL hearings underway

Trans-Tasman Resources Limited hearings are now underway.

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Trans-Tasman Resources Limited hearings are now underway.

We're hiring

See our latest job vacancies, and how to register your interest in future vacancies.

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See our latest job vacancies, and how to register your interest in future vacancies.

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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.

Thumbs up to gas that will help keep global warming at bay

23/02/2017

Plans to import a new class of refrigerant gas that won’t harm the ozone layer have been given the thumbs up by the Environmental Protection Authority.

Rabbit Calicivirus Decision

17/02/2017

The Environmental Protection Authority has decided that a product containing a new variant of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, or rabbit calicivirus, does not require regulation under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act.

Northern Corridor Improvements proposal

22/02/2017

The Northern Corridor Improvements proposal is now open for submissions.

East West Link proposal

22/02/2017

The East West Link proposal is now open for public submissions.

Thumbs up to gas that will help keep global warming at bay

23/02/2017

Plans to import a new class of refrigerant gas that won’t harm the ozone layer have been given the thumbs up by the Environmental Protection Authority.

Northern Corridor Improvements proposal

22/02/2017

The Northern Corridor Improvements proposal is now open for submissions.