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Advance voting in Tairawhiti / Gisborne vo

18th Sep 2014

TAIRAWHITI / GISBORNE voters were quick to take advantage of advance voting, which began on the 3rd ... more

Environmental Protection Authority Nga Taha Taiao


Environmental Protection Authority

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New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) administers applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, and regulates new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) and hazardous substances and chemicals. The EPA also administers the Emissions Trading Scheme and New Zealand Emission Unit Register, and manages the environmental impact of activities in the EEZ, including prospecting for petroleum and minerals, seismic surveying and scientific research. 

Te Hautu: The Maori perspective
Engagement between applicants and Māori groups whose interests could be affected is vital before, during and after a consultation. This section has resources and information for iwi and applicants. It explains how we ensureMāori perspectives are considered, and the groups and teams that help make this happen.