Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:12

1080 covered 875,000 hectares last year

The aerial use of 1080 during 2017 covered 875,000 ha of land, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 09:23

Insecticides to go under the microscope

The Environmental Protection Authority is to investigate products containing synthetic pyrethroids as part of its revamped reassessments announced in mid-October.

Published in General News

The role of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in New Zealand is to keep the environment and people safe, whilst enhancing lifestyle – which means considering the economy as well.

Published in Opinion

Release of a type of parasitic wasp is proposed as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid - plant louse - that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos

Published in General News
Friday, 25 December 2015 08:25

Avoid toxic accidents on farm these holidays

People living on farms or lifestyle blocks are advised to check all buildings and other structures on their property to make sure any hazardous substances are stored safely and securely.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:30

Driving chemical safety home

RURAL RETAILERS are backing government's safety message to farmers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:04

Pest ‘explosion’ needs 1080, says review

THE PARLIAMENTARY Commissioner for the Environment has welcomed the latest Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) monitoring report on the use of 1080 for the control of pests.

Published in General News

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