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EDS scaremongering on fisheries management?

Friday, 23 November 2018, 2:14 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Stuff recently reported that Shane Jones and NZ First have blocked an EDS appointment of our Policy Director Raewyn Peart to a Ministerial fisheries advisory group. The reason given is our recent publication Voices from the Sea which reveals a number ... More >>

Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari back on track

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 2:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries today announced their intention to establish a Ministerial Advisory Committee, early next year, to assist with the implementation of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan. More >>

EDS welcomes Resource Management Reform proposals

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 6:52 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is very supportive of the two-phase approach to resource management reform announced earlier today by the Minister for the Environment. More >>

EDS releases Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari report

Friday, 2 November 2018, 10:18 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society today released its report Turning the Tide: Integrated marine planning in New Zealand . The report distils lessons from the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial planning project in the Hauraki Gulf, which was completed ... More >>

Electric Trains saved after all

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the announcement by State-owned Enterprises Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters, Hon Phil Twyford and Hon James Shaw that Government intends to reverse the earlier decision by Kiwirail to abandon electric trains on the North Island Main ... More >>

EDS welcomes decision on Te Mata track

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 10:39 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the announcement by Hastings District Council that it intends to take action to restore the top part of the contested track on Te Mata. More >>

Climate Change & Business Conference Communique Day 2

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:28 am | Environmental Defence Society

The twin challenges of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to prevent disastrous levels of climate change and dealing with the impacts that are now unavoidable dominated discussion on day two of the Climate Change and Business Conference on Wednesday. More >>

Climate Change & Business Conference Communique

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:43 pm | Environmental Defence Society

What a difference a year makes, the National Party’s environment spokesperson, Scott Simpson, told the EDS Climate Change and Business Conference yesterday. More >>

Resource Management Law Reform Project

Friday, 5 October 2018, 1:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its third working paper as part of its Resource Management Law Reform Project. The project is taking a first-principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system operates and how it could be improved for the coming decades. More >>

Reform or Transform: RMLA Conference 2018

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:29 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Resource Management Law Association’s annual conference Reform or Transform is being held this year at Te Papa in just 5 weeks. EDS is supporting this important opportunity for resource management professionals to network and upskill. More >>

The Road to Resource Management Reform

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:05 pm | EDS

This workshop will examine three potential stages for resource management reform over the coming years. First, it will review changes proposed to the Resource Management Act likely to be enacted during 2018. These include the Government’s expressed ... More >>

Ministers & National put their cases: EDS 2018 Conference

Monday, 16 July 2018, 6:19 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Green Light or Light Green? The Government’s environmental reforms 1-2 August 2018, Grand Millennium Auckland More >>

EDS to file High Court proceedings re Te Mata Peak

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 9:28 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will file proceedings in the High Court at Napier later this week challenging the decision-making process that led to Craggy Range Vineyards building a track across the face of Te Mata Peak. More >>

Latest Land and Water Forum Report released

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:25 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Land and Water Forum publicly released its most recent report today. The report is the fifth since the Forum was set up at the initiative of the Environmental Defence Society in 2009. More >>

EDS supports Visitor Levy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:09 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society supports the Government’s proposal to introduce a targeted Visitor Levy to apply at the New Zealand border. More >>

EDS welcomes National’s support for Climate Commission

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:41 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed National’s commitment to the development of an independent Climate Commission. More >>

EDS releases second working paper

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:49 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its second working paper as part of its RM Reform Project. The project is taking a first principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system operates and how it could be improved for the coming decades. More >>

Conservation Reform at EDS's 2018 Conference

Monday, 21 May 2018, 7:53 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Green Light or Light Green? The Government’s environmental reforms 1-2 August 2018, Grand Millennium Auckland More >>

EDS congratulates Government on DOC funding increases

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:54 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the budget announcement of increased funding for the Department of Conservation. Finance Minister Hon Grant Robertson announced a $181.6m increase in DOC’s funding over four years. This represents ... More >>

EDS Fisheries Seminar Communique

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 5:21 pm | Environmental Defence Society

At a seminar last evening hosted by Auckland law firm Simpson Grierson, over 100 people heard a presentation by EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart on her new book Voices from the sea: managing New Zealand’s fisheries . The presentation outlined how ... More >>

 

 

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