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Pūhoi Draft Decision

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision.

Pūhoi Draft Decision

OMV marine consent

The EPA has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by OMV New Zealand Ltd to complete its existing programme of development drilling in the South Taranaki Bight.

OMV marine consent

HSNO reform

Hazardous substances rules are changing. Learn more.

HSNO reform

Phosphate mining application

Submissions on the marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd are available for viewing.

Phosphate mining application
Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd

Draft Decision released

The Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry has released its Draft Decision.

Draft Decision released

New safety campaign

An upcoming campaign focuses on the importance of wearing the right safety gear when using farm chemicals.

New safety campaign

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Media advisory for Pūhoi to Warkworth proposal

25/07/2014

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision.

Media advisory for Basin Bridge Proposal

22/07/2014

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to hear and decide the Basin Bridge Proposal of National Significance has released its draft report and decision.

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.

Submission period opens on OMV marine consent application

01/07/2014

The Environmental Protection Authority has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by OMV New Zealand Ltd to complete its existing programme of development drilling in the South Taranaki Bight.

Media advisory for Pūhoi to Warkworth proposal

25/07/2014

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision.

Media advisory for Basin Bridge Proposal

22/07/2014

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to hear and decide the Basin Bridge Proposal of National Significance has released its draft report and decision.