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September 2020

The latest edition of Te Pūtara celebrates Bee Aware Month with insights into these important pollinators and what we can all do to protect them, information on the benefits of riparian planting, and much more.  

July 2020: Matariki – a time for reflection and renewal

This Matariki, the EPA has much to celebrate including the launch of our Mātauranga Framework, our new enforcement powers under the RMA, and the fast-track consenting process in response to COVID-19.

May 2020: Emerging from our bubbles

In this issue Chief Executive Allan Freeth reflects on our work during the pandemic; Dr. Tim Strabala explains the connection between zoonoses, COVID-19 and our work; our Safer Homes team give some tips on staying safe with chemicals; we take a look back on the recent Te Herenga national hui; and there's a fascinating insight into our eDNA outreach programme.

March 2020: Our work continues

Our scientists and advisors talk about Māori Mātauranga, the cascading issues caused by invasive fish species, and gender equality in science; the Safer Homes team offers advice on pet care; and we link you to our Hazardous Substances pānui. 

December 2019: Year in review

Chief Executive, Dr Allan Freeth, reflects on what the EPA has achieved this year and looks ahead to what's on the horizon in 2020.

September 2019: Get involved

This month we are excited to share with you a Community Involvement space on our website. Here you can find out about our work to set the rules, and encourage monitoring and compliance to protect our environment and people. There are new opportunities for you and your community to be involved and tell us what is important to you. While we're at it, we would also appreciate your feedback on this newsletter. Please take a moment to tell us what you think and what you'd like to hear more about.

March 2019: A bit of everything

In our first issue for 2019 we talk about our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, introduce a new biocontrol, introduce you to some of our staff, let you know about the changes we've made to our website and more. Check it out below! 

November 2018: All wrapped up 

Christmas is just around the corner and our final issue of the year is jam packed full of good stuff! From fly sprays to chemical reassessments, samurai wasps to millennials, our annual report to methyl bromide and so much more - it's all here in the November issue of Te Pūtara. 

August 2018: It's cooling down

But things are warming up for us here at the Environmental Protection Authority, with our jammed packed August issue of Te Pūtara. 

In this issue we have information on the microbeads ban that came into force in June, introduce our new Safer Homes guru, show pictures of our annual stakeholder event, a reminder about our mobile friendly website and much more! Check it out below.  

March 2018: Three months down

The year is flying by at record speed. In our first issue for 2018 we talk about our fire-fighting foam investigation, let you know about our on-board inspection of the Amazon Warrior, tell you about the GMO cancer treatment we've approved, give you insight into our national hui, and much more.

December 2017: It's nearly Christmas

In our last issue for 2017 we explain the rules for managing hazardous substances and how they've changed, invite you to check out our brand new website, show you how we celebrated 20 years of Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao – our Māori advisory committee – talk you through our approval process for Auckland Zoo's new crocodile, and much more.