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EDS delighted at new Kermadec sanctuary

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 12:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is delighted with the announcement of the new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary today. The sanctuary covers an area of 620,000 square kilometres around the five Kermadec Islands. All fishing and mining activities will be excluded from the sanctuary. More >>

EDS welcomes new Environmental Reporting Act 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015, 9:43 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS welcomes the passing in Parliament on Thursday of the Environmental Reporting Act 2015. National environmental reporting will now be mandatory in New Zealand, catching us up to the rest of the OECD. More >>

Addressing terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:34 am | Environmental Defence Society

The EDS Wild Things Conference is off to a flying start. The day has been challenging and invigorating, with an incredible line-up of international and domestic speakers. More >>

Vital conference on New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:16 pm | EDS

New Zealand’s natural heritage is in an alarming decline. After 1000 years of human occupation, we are still not living well with our unique biodiversity. This is the case across the land, the sea and freshwater environments. More >>

EDS will not appeal the Tukituki decisions

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:19 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has announced that it won’t be appealing the decisions on the Tukituki Plan Change and Ruataniwha Dam consents. More >>

Major Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:01 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (New Zealand) has announced that in conjunction with the Climate Change and Business Centre (Australia) it is hosting a major international summit on climate change for business. More >>

EDS concerned New Zealand leading world into extinction

Sunday, 28 June 2015, 4:56 pm | Environmental Defence Society

“Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats,” said EDS’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown. More >>

Board of Inquiry final decision on Ruataniwha dam

Friday, 26 June 2015, 5:32 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has undertaken a preliminary assessment of the final decision of the Board of Inquiry on the Hawkes Bay Regional Resource Management Plan Change 6, and the Ruataniwha dam resource consent conditions. More >>

EDS endorses recommendations on water quality

Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:06 am | Environmental Defence Society

The two reports released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today reinforce the need for further improvements to the way we manage freshwater. More >>

OECD report hails potential of environmental taxes

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 9:10 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is pleased that an international report confirms the importance of a key strategic solution proposed in our new book Vanishing Nature . More >>

EDS calls for rethink on Auckland tree protection

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is concerned that Auckland is losing its urban forest. Recent research by the University of Auckland has shown that trees in central Auckland are being cut down because of repeated RMA reforms. More >>

EDS calls for a better process on climate change target

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 3:36 pm | EDS

In its submission filed today on New Zealand’s proposed Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) or climate change target, EDS has called for a more meaningful process than that on offer. Submissions close at 5.00 pm today. More >>

EDS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:12 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Today, May 22nd, is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. It is a day to note that we need to do much better in managing our relationship with New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna. More >>

Latest decision on Hawke's Bay Dam project

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:08 pm | EDS

EDS has undertaken a preliminary assessment of the latest draft decision of the Board of Inquiry to allow Plan Change 6 and grant resource consent for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawke's Bay. The decision was released by the EPA today. More >>

Man O’War Station HC decision welcomed by EDS

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 11:45 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed a decision of the High Court that expands the law relating to how councils should manage their outstanding landscapes. The case concerned the identification of outstanding landscapes on Waiheke Island. More >>

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:41 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Vanishing Nature: facing NZ’s biodiversity crisis

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

New Zealand’s remarkable indigenous biodiversity is fragile and in decline. The latest publication by EDS is Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis . More >>

EDS notes Chatham Rock Phosphate decision

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:32 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS notes with approval that the Environmental Protection Authority has today refused consent for Chatham Rock Phosphate’s application for consent to mine phosphate nodules on the Chatham Rise. EDS had earlier presented submissions expressing concern ... More >>

EDS responds to Hon Dr Nick Smith’s speech

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 7:20 pm | EDS

The Environmental Defence Society is responding to Hon Dr Nick Smith’s announcements today regarding RMA reforms. More >>

EDS seeks moderation in RMA reforms

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 1:15 pm | EDS

EDS notes that the Minister for the Environment, Hon Dr Nick Smith, is to set out his evolving thinking on the vexed issue of RMA reforms in a speech this evening to the Nelson Rotary Club. More >>



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