WasteMINZ Blog

Covid-19-mask exemptions

New mask exemption card being introduced from the end of May. People who have genuine reasons for not being able to wear a face mask can access a new personalised exemption card from the end of... Read More

Detection of Natural Organic Matter in the Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Method

Authors: Graham Corban, Hill Laboratories; Terry Cooney, Analytica Laboratories Date: April 2022 Abstract Positive detections of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) – also known as biogenic... Read More

Latest state of the environment report released – MfE

A comprehensive assessment of New Zealand’s environment shows improvements in some areas, but continued reduction in many aspects of environmental quality, with consequences for human health and... Read More

Covid 19 Update – New Zealand Remains at Red

The Government has received public health advice that now is not yet the time to ease the existing restrictions and drop from Red to Orange. Even though much of the country has likely... Read More

Covid Response Update – Paxloid Treatment & Flu Vaccine

This update (31 March) shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.  Key things to note: The first batch of Paxlovid Covid treatment has arrived in New... Read More

Covid-19 – Workplace Vaccination Guidance

This update (30 March) shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.  Key things to note: New guidance to support businesses through upcoming changes to vaccine... Read More

Covid-19 Update – Vigilance & Vaccination

This update (28 March) contains key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.  Key things to note: Maintaining vigilance despite case numbers declining. Reminder to get... Read More

Minister Considers Right to Repair Legislation

MfE is currently reviewing feedback on the NZ Waste Strategy consultation with the aim of introducing a bill to Parliament toward the end of this year, which would include the Right to... Read More

Covid-19-Protection Framework Changes

This update (23 March) shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.   Fact sheet for people with disabilities Fact sheet for the aged care sector Key things to... Read More

Covid-19 update – Auckland Passes Peak

This update (22 March) shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19.   Key things to note: Analysis from the Ministry of Health confirms Auckland has likely seen the... Read More