COVID-19 Update – Wednesday 12 August

12 August 2020

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is responding to the change in New Zealand’s COVID-19 alert levels.

The Government has announced new positive cases of COVID-19 in Auckland, with no link to managed isolation or quarantine facilities.

As of midday today (Wednesday August 12) the Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 for 3 days, until midnight on Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2.

The EPA office is located in Wellington. During Alert Level 2 we will continue to perform our usual functions, with some staff working from home. Our office will be closed to visitors until further notice. 

This is a developing situation and we will update this website as new information becomes available.

Visit the official COVID-19 website for the latest information, including advice on alert levels

Methyl bromide reassessment hearing

We will no longer be using EPA-provided venues for submitters participating from Auckland (Wednesday 12 August) and Tauranga (Thursday 13 August). This hearing will now be conducted as a fully virtual hearing.

For more information, including how to access the hearing online, visit the hearing page

Contact us

If you need to get in touch, our main contact number and email are the best way to reach us.

Call us on: 04 916 2426 or 0800 CALLEPA (0800 225 537)
Email us at: info@epa.govt.nz