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Northern Corridor final decision

The independent Board of Inquiry has released their final decision on the Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

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New rules for hazardous substances

Find out what's changing and what you may need to do differently

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WCO hearing underway

We've got updates from the Water Conservation Order (WCO) hearing for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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Safety at home

We've got tips that will help you protect yourself, others, and the environment when using household chemicals and cleaners.

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East West Link decision

An independent Board of Inquiry has approved the East West Link proposal.

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East West Link

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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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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.

Northern Corridor decision confirmed

22/11/2017

An independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released its final decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

East West Link draft decision released

14/11/2017

The independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider the East West Link has released its draft decision.

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 confirmed

22/11/2017

An independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released its final decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal.

East West Link draft decision released

14/11/2017

The independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider the East West Link has released its draft decision.