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Northern Corridor decision

An independent Board of Inquiry has approved the Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

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Northern Corridor decision released

09/10/2017

An independent Board of Inquiry has given its approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

Newsroom

06/10/2017

The Ministry for the Environment wishes to correct a statement made on the Newsroom website which said that the Ministry is reviewing the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Application for WCO for Ngaruroro and Clive rivers

24/07/2017

Submissions on the application for a Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers in Hawke’s Bay are now closed.

Paraquat call for information

10/07/2017

​The EPA is seeking information about herbicides containing paraquat, to help us develop an application for a reassessment of the approvals of paraquat and paraquat-containing substances.

Northern Corridor decision released

09/10/2017

An independent Board of Inquiry has given its approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

Newsroom

06/10/2017

The Ministry for the Environment wishes to correct a statement made on the Newsroom website which said that the Ministry is reviewing the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).