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Navigating Our Future Conference: Leaders’ Dialogue

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:54 pm | Environmental Defence Society

As pre-election positioning heats up and the environment has emerged as a key issue, the Leaders’ Dialogue at EDS’s annual conference next week will be an opportunity to interrogate the main parties. More >>

EDS joins Trans-Tasman Resources High Court appeal

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 4:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

“EDS has today filed a notice to join (in opposition) Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) appeal against the decision to reject its marine consent application to mine ironsands in the South Taranaki Bight,” says EDS Executive Director Gary Taylor. More >>

EDS welcomes Green Party freshwater policies

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:03 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the Green Party’s freshwater policy, which was announced this morning in Hamilton. More >>

Govt National Objectives Framework a significant step

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 1:17 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Government has today released an amended National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, including a National Objectives Framework, which sets national bottom lines for some freshwater quality parameters. More >>

EDS will oppose Trans-Tasman Resources High Court appeal

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 1:03 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) is appealing the decision to reject its marine consent application to mine ironsands in the South Taranaki Bight. EDS will join the High Court proceedings in opposition to TTR. More >>

Decision protects Tukituki. Irrigation scheme questionable

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 4:55 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The EPA’s Board of Inquiry released its Final Report and Decision on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal this afternoon confirming its draft decision, which was released in April. The decision significantly strengthens the freshwater management regime, ... More >>

EDS welcomes Trans-Tasman Resources decision

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 4:20 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Decision-Making Committee (DMC) appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority has refused consent to Trans-Tasman Resources to mine ironsands in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone. More >>

EDS welcomes Trans-Tasman Resources decision

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:36 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Decision-Making Committee (DMC) appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority has refused consent to Trans-Tasman Resources to mine ironsands in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone. More >>

Groups hit back at Irrigation NZ and PM's re: Ruataniwha

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 2:46 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society and Forest & Bird have hit back at media statements which suggest the Tukituki Proposal Board of Inquiry decision will “devastate farming”. More >>

Major changes cannot be made by Board of Inquiry

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 3:41 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Tukituki Proposal Board of Inquiry released its draft decision on Proposed Plan Change 6 and the Ruataniwha dam resource consent applications on 15 April 2014. The decision set dual water quality limits for both phosphorus and nitrogen. A number ... More >>

EDS v King Salmon: what the RMA really means

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 9:49 am | Environmental Defence Society

This recent Supreme Court decision is arguably the most important in the last 20 years and overturns established jurisprudence. Does the RMA contain environmental bottom lines after all? Has overall balanced judgement had its day? What are the ... More >>

EDS concerned about high uncertainty in Trans-Tasman Case

Friday, 9 May 2014, 4:10 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has presented its closing legal submissions to the Decision-Making Committee (DMC) considering an application from Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) to mine iron sands in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the west coast of the North Island. The hearing ... More >>

EDS welcomes Labour’s environmental commitments

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 12:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Deputy Labour Leader Hon David Parker outlined his Party’s environmental policy during a speech at the Cashmere Club, Christchurch last night. “It is great to see Labour committing to repeal any changes to the Resource Management Act passed ... More >>

EDS secures victory for New Zealand’s outstanding coasts

Friday, 18 April 2014, 10:49 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on the King Salmon case as “an important victory for New Zealand’s outstanding coasts.” More >>

EDS has big win on Tukituki Case

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:17 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Board of Inquiry released its Draft Report and Decision on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal this afternoon. More >>

Tweaks required to Environmental Reporting Bill

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:20 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released its submission on the proposed Environmental Reporting Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to require regular reports on the State of New Zealand’s environment and to ensure that the reports are independent, fair ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent process challenging

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 9:55 am | Environmental Defence Society

A Decision-Making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is currently hearing an application from Trans-Tasman Resources to mine ironsands in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the west coast of the North Island. The Environmental ... More >>

EDS campaign to save the Coromandel Peninsula

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:23 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released a highly critical submission on the new Thames Coromandel District Plan and is calling for public support for its campaign for better protection for the Coromandel Peninsula. More >>

Government refuses environmental legal aid for Auckland

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 4:50 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released a letter from the Secretary for the Environment confirming that the Environmental Legal Aid Fund will not be available to Aucklanders for the Unitary Plan process. More >>

EDS seeks environmental improvements to Auckland Plan

Friday, 28 February 2014, 3:16 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has today released its final submissions on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More >>

 

 

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