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New 1080 regulations – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 27th, 2017.

New regulations under the Resource Management Act will bring the control of 1080 under national, rather than regional, control. Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced the changes on Sunday, following consultation last year. He said the new approach would standardise the rules for using poisons like 1080, “rather than the current system of different rules […]

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Proposal to ban microbeads in cosmetics – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on January 16th, 2017.

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. Other countries have already moved to ban the products from cosmetics, including the United […]

New centre highlights advances in pest control

John Kerr posted in on August 31st, 2011.

‘Next generation’ tools for the control of pests in New Zealand were unveiled yesterday at the opening of the The Centre for Wildlife Management and Conservation. The Centre was officially opened yesterday by Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, bringing together researchers from universities, Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and private companie. New pest control […]

NZ Herald:Waste plastics pose toxic threat in oceans

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2009.

Steve Connor of the New Zealand Herald writes about the newest threat posed to our oceans: the chemicals produced when plastic decay in them. An excerpt: (read in full here) “A study has found that as plastics break down in the sea they release potentially toxic substances not found in nature and which could affect […]

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