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The Environmental Risk Management Authority (the Authority) was established under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996. The Authority's main role is to make decisions on applications to import, develop, or field test new organisms; or to import or manufacture hazardous substances to New Zealand. The Authority is the decision making body and consists of up to eight members appointed by the Minister for the Environment. 




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Friday, 26 May 2023
Building 5:42AM
Browns Bay apartments get fast-track consent

AUCKLAND CITY — An independent panel has granted consent, subject to conditions, to construct four apartment blocks and associated infrastructure on Browns Bay Road in Auckland.  The application was made by Matvin Group Limited under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020.

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Monday, 22 May 2023
Environment 10:56AM
Te Rere Hau windfarm redevelopment plans approved

PALMERSTON NORTH — An independent fast-track consenting panel has granted resource consent, with conditions, for a project to redevelop and expand Te Rere Hau wind farm on the Tararua Range, east of Palmerston North.

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Friday, 5 May 2023
Environment 7:03AM
Consent for Unitec residential development

AUCKLAND CITY — An independent fast-track consenting panel has granted resource consent, subject to conditions, to build 50 residential units and work related to roading, infrastructure and earthworks within the Wairaka Precinct, in Owairaka/Mount Albert, Auckland.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Environment 2:14PM
Fresh funding for nationwide eDNA waterways initiative

From Northland to Southland, communities will be wading into their waterways to test what native plant life and animal species are there, thanks to funding from the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Wai Tuwhera o te Taiao - Open Waters Aotearoa eDNA programme.

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Environment 2:13PM
Catchment groups receive EPA funding for water testing

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has partnered with NZ Landcare Trust and Wilderlab to fund 19 community catchment groups to test a waterway in their region to discover the plants and animals living in it.

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Friday, 21 April 2023
Environment 6:11AM
Call for information on waterway weedkillers

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking information on how aquatic herbicides containing specific chemicals are used in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Environment 7:03AM
It's a fast track for The Hill at Ellerslie

AUCKLAND — An independent fast-track consenting panel has granted resource consent with conditions to a housing development in Ellerslie, Auckland.

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Thursday, 13 April 2023
Environment 6:02AM
Fast-track panel approves Auckland retirement village

AUCKLAND CITY — An independent fast-track consenting panel has granted resource consent with conditions for retirement village in Half Moon Bay, Auckland.

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Thursday, 26 January 2023
Environment 4:18AM
Wellington Ferry Terminal redevelopment approved

WELLINGTON CITY — An independent fast-track consenting panel has approved the Kaiwharawhara Wellington Ferry Terminal redevelopment.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Health 3:06PM
New rules for dental whiteners

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has amended the rules around dental whiteners containing hydrogen peroxide.

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Environment 2:35PM
Beetles approved for control of tradescantia

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a further two beetle species to control the weed tradescantia.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Environment 4:18PM
EPA Chief Executive announced

Mr Rob Forlong has been appointed Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), it was announced today by the Chair of the EPA Board, Ms Kerry Prendergast.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011
Environment 3:45PM
Fungus approved to control Chilean needlegrass

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a rust fungus to control the weed Chilean needlegrass.

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Thursday, 26 May 2011
Environment 11:01AM
Authority revokes approvals for fungicide quintozene

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked the approvals for the fungicide quintozene, due to dioxin impurities.

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Environment 12:55PM
Submissions sought on new Possum Poison

ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on an application for a possible alternative to 1080 for ground-based control of possums.

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Environment 11:58AM
Strict controls placed on methyl bromide fumigations

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has imposed strict controls on methyl bromide fumigations, including the requirement for recapture of the gas within 10 years.

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Thursday, 21 October 2010
Environment 9:30AM
ERMA to review fungicide quintozene

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided there are grounds to reassess the use of the fungicide quintozene in New Zealand.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Gas 1:42PM
Review of controls on LPG complete

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has completed its review of LPG, tightening the rules around the use of odorants, improving signage and refrigeration facility design and restricting the quantities of LPG that can be stored indoors.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010
Environment 8:58AM
Submissions sought on GM pines application

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on an application by Crown research institute Scion to conduct a field test of genetically modified pine trees in containment.

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Friday, 11 December 2009
Environment 1:56PM
Submissions sought on vertebrate poison baits

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on an application by Connovation Limited to import or manufacture para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP).

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Monday, 23 November 2009
Environment 1:59PM
Deadline for submissions on methyl bromide reassessment extended

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has extended the deadline for submissions on the reassessment of fumigant methyl bromide.

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Thursday, 5 November 2009
News 2:28PM
ERMA wants public input on review of methyl bromide

ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on its reassessment of the fumigant methyl bromide.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2009
News 8:59AM
Controlled substances licence required for explosives

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided that people who possess certain types of explosives must undergo a Police check.

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Thursday, 7 May 2009
Employment 1:12PM
Salary and pay expectations moving down fast

A major downward readjustment in pay rises is taking place as workers and businesses cut their cloth to the sudden change in the economic environment, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association.

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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Environment 9:22AM
ERMA reviewing two more chemicals

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for public submissions on the use of the herbicide methylarsinic acid and the insecticide azinphos methyl as part of its five-year programme to review hazardous substances.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
News 10:13AM
ERMA reviewing rules for possessing explosives

 ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on a proposal to bring the requirements for possessing explosives into line with the requirements for possession of firearms, cyanide, and certain other high risk substances.

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Monday, 15 December 2008
Environment 2:33PM
Endosulfan Approvals Revoked

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked the approvals for the insecticide endosulfan and prohibited its importation, manufacture and use in New Zealand.

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Monday, 8 December 2008
Agriculture 4:40PM
NZ Risk Analyst Honoured

Is it safe to plant a crop at this time of year? Will this new aircraft design carry passengers safely around the world?

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Monday, 1 December 2008
Health 7:39PM
Pesticide approvals revoked

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked approvals for the use of the pesticide methyl parathion in New Zealand.

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Thursday, 27 November 2008
Science 4:16PM
ERMA approves GM Onion trial

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved with conditions an application from Crop and Food Research to field test genetically modified plants of the allium family, including onions, spring onions, leeks and garlic.

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