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EDS looks forward to RM System Review now underway

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 12:29 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased that the Government has announced membership of its Resource Management Review Panel. The Review was announced by Hon David Parker in June this year and is to develop a modern, fit-for-purpose resource ... More >>

Freshwater reforms response

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:01 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS compliments the Government on the release of its discussion document Action for Healthy Waterways . This report seeks public feedback on further initiatives for freshwater management and follows work undertaken over the past 18 months by four ... More >>

EDS launches new framework for marine spatial planning

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 4:08 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society today launched its report Healthy Seas: Implementing Marine Spatial Planning in New Zealand . Co-authored by Kelsey Serjeant and Raewyn Peart, the report proposes a new legal and policy framework to support the implementation ... More >>

EDS Welcomes NZ Biodiversity Strategy Discussion Document

Monday, 5 August 2019, 8:36 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS welcomes the release of Te koiroa o te koiroa – Our shared vision for living with nature, a discussion document seeking feedback on New Zealand’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 -2030. The strategy will give effect to New Zealand’s international ... More >>

EDS welcomes Government’s resource management system review

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 10:51 am | Environmental Defence Society

Environment Minister Hon David Parker today announced the Government’s comprehensive review of the resource management system. More >>

EDS submission on Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 2:40 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has filed its submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. The Bill sets targets for greenhouse gas reductions, provides for the government to set a series of carbon budgets, and sets up a new, independent, Climate Change ... More >>

THROUGH NEW EYES: Rethinking trees in the landscape

Monday, 8 July 2019, 4:24 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Forestry has become a very topical and controversial issue as the One Billion Trees programme rolls out. There are concerns that massive expansion of exotic forestry could threaten the environment and rural communities. On the other hand, natives ... More >>

RMA Enforcement Report welcome but reveals some problems

Monday, 8 July 2019, 11:50 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed a report that analyses the effectiveness of regional council enforcement performance under the Resource Management Act. The report, Independent Analysis of the 2017/108 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Metrics for the Regional Sector ... More >>

EDS delighted at appointment of the Sea Change Committee

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 6:44 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS delighted at the appointment of the Sea Change Tai Tamu Tai Pari Ministerial Advisory Committee More >>

Through New Eyes: Rethinking landscape management

Friday, 28 June 2019, 1:59 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In session 2, Landscape Management Challenges , EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart will unpick the policy train-wreck that has been the Mackenzie Country story. Then in session 12, The Way Forward , together with EDS legal researcher Cordelia Woodhouse ... More >>

EDS welcomes Horizons Plan Change

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:11 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Horizons Regional Council has advised that it intends to publicly notify Plan Change 2 on 22 July. This plan change is intended to “fix” technical problems with the One Plan by adjusting an OVERSEER table and will provide a consenting pathway for ... More >>

Through New Eyes: The Importance of Landscape 14-15 August

Friday, 7 June 2019, 1:56 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In the opening session of the conference we are delighted to welcome Dame Fiona Reynolds, author of The Fight for Beauty to give an international keynote presentation to the conference via live video link. More >>

EDS delighted at CNZM Honour for CEO Gary Taylor

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 9:17 am | Environmental Defence Society

Environmental Defence Society (EDS) CEO Gary Taylor has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Hours List in recognition of his contribution to environmental and conservation advocacy. More >>

Phase 2 of Resource Management Reform project

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:43 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its first working paper as part of Phase 2 of its Resource Management Law Reform Project. The project is taking a first-principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system could be improved. More >>

EDS welcomes release of the Climate Change Response Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is generally supportive of the content of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, released today by Climate Change Minister James Shaw. More >>

EDS joins High Court appeal on dairy conversion

Friday, 3 May 2019, 12:43 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is applying to the High Court to join an appeal brought by Simons Pass Station Ltd against Mackenzie District Council. More >>

Auckland Seminar: NZ's future resource management system

Monday, 29 April 2019, 11:09 am | Environmental Defence Society

Over the course of 2019 the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is continuing its large-scale review of New Zealand's resource management system. This review has been split into two phases. The final report of Phase 1 can be found at www.eds.org.nz/our-work/rm-reform-project/ ... More >>

Environment Report shows need for major reform

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:41 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) welcomes the release of the latest report under New Zealand’s national environmental reporting regime. The report, Environment Aotearoa 2019 , was produced jointly by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats ... More >>

EDS/Forest & Bird call for greater environmental protection

Friday, 12 April 2019, 6:47 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In a comprehensive joint submission on the Government’s discussion paper on future management of Crown Pastoral Land, EDS and Forest & Bird have called for greater environmental protections after tenure review. More >>

New settings proposed for plantation forestry

Monday, 8 April 2019, 9:11 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) and Forest & Bird have released an analysis of the current regulations governing plantation forestry in New Zealand. The analysis calls for a fundamental reset of the rules to better protect the environment. More >>



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