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Pūhoi to Warkworth

The Board of Inquiry has released its Final Report and Decision on the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section.

Pūhoi to Warkworth

Submit - Mosquito repellent

We're calling for submissions on an application to the EPA for a portable mosquito repellent.

Submit - Mosquito repellent

Basin Bridge decision

The independent Board of Inquiry appointed to hear and decide the Basin Bridge Proposal has released its final report and decision.

Basin Bridge decision

HSNO reform

Hazardous substances rules are changing. Learn more.

HSNO reform

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Read the September 2014 Hazardous Substances Update

24/09/2014

Health and safety reform updates; HSNO functions transferred to WorkSafe NZ, plus EPA Notices. We also cover an insecticide hearing in Wellington and provide deadline information for submissions on an application for mosquito repellent.

Read the September EPA Bulletin

19/09/2014

The latest EPA Bulletin is now available online.

Submission sought on application for mosquito repellent - APP202155

29/08/2014

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a portable mosquito repellent for use outdoors. The repellent consists of a strip impregnated with metofluthrin, a substance from the pyrethroid family.

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.

Read the September 2014 Hazardous Substances Update

24/09/2014

Health and safety reform updates; HSNO functions transferred to WorkSafe NZ, plus EPA Notices. We also cover an insecticide hearing in Wellington and provide deadline information for submissions on an application for mosquito repellent.

Read the September EPA Bulletin

19/09/2014

The latest EPA Bulletin is now available online.