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Better fruit and veg

16 June 2017
Locally-grown stonefruit and greenhouse vegetables may get tastier if the rules governing use of two existing fungicides are amended.

TTRL decision date extended

15 June 2017
​The Decision-making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority to consider an application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd to mine ironsand off the Taranaki Bight has announced an extension to its deliberations.

Men can be flaming dangerous

23 May 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.

Wellingtonians urged to remember the environment

22 May 2017
Kiwis are pretty good at knowing how to use and store chemicals at home, but they have some way to go when it comes to their safe disposal. That’s one finding from a recent survey conducted for the EPA to coincide with its first Safer Homes Week.

The EPA is ready for lift off

19 May 2017
We've received the pre-launch notification for New Zealand’s first space vehicle test launch.