Protecting our way of life
Protecting the environment and the people who live and work in it, for a better way of life.
Read the latest application decisions and news from the hazardous substances team.
We’ve made it easier for beekeepers to tell us about suspected poisoning of bees and pollinators.
A tiny wasp can now be used in New Zealand to combat the destructive eucalyptus tortoise beetle.
We have been notified of two appeals to the High Court around a marine dumping consent.
Take a look at our Facebook page which has information and advice about keeping safe around chemicals in the home.
Garden sprays, cleaning products, fuels and even cosmetics can be dangerous if they are not used or stored carefully.
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