Posts tagged "Environmental Protection Authority"

Wasp could sting pest beetle population

[3 October/Stuff] Scientists said a tiny wasp could stop an Australian beetle chewing through millions of dollars in forestry profits every year. Scion, the Crown Research Institute, have applied to release a parasitoid wasp to control the eucalyptus tortoise beetle. The Environmental Protection Authority would consider the application to introduce the Eadya daenerys wasp which...

Northland pest plant lantana finds rust fungus never sleeps

[6 October/ New Zealand Herald] The rust fungus weapon, Prospodium tuberculatum, released in Northland in 2015 by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), with support from Northland Regional Council (NRC) is taking effect, and has caused an evident decrease in the population size of the pest, Lantana. Prospodium tuberculatum keeps the population of the Lantana pest...

Jacqueline Rowarth appointed as EPA’s chief scientist

 [10 August/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Waikato University Agribusiness Professor, Jacqueline Rowarth has been appointed to the new role of chief scientist at the Environmental Protection Authority. Ms Rowarth would resign from her position at the university and start in her new position at the end of October. Environmental Protection Authority Chief Executive, Allan Freeth...

EPA defends appointment of new chief executive

[30 July/ Radio NZ Rural] The Environmental Protection Authority has defended its decision to appoint former PGG Wrightson Chief Executive, Dr Allan Freeth. Green Party GE Spokesperson, Steffan Browning said that Dr Freeth, a supporter of genetic engineering, should not be heading the body responsible for protecting the environment. The Soil and Health Association also...