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Settlement reached over Mackenzie Country court case

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 10:25 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Mackenzie District Council and the Environmental Defence Society have reached an agreement that settles EDS’s Declaration Proceedings regarding land conversion in the Mackenzie District. More >>

Threats to Mackenzie Country need addressing

Monday, 21 November 2016, 10:22 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society filed proceedings in the Environment Court late last week aimed at saving the highly valued Mackenzie Country from destructive land use conversions. More >>

EDS supports a better future for our fishing

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 7:56 pm | EDS

The Ministry for Primary Industries has released a consultation document ‘The Future of Our Fishing’ as part of its ongoing review of the fisheries management system. More >>

Inadequacy of New Zealand’s current oceans management

Friday, 28 October 2016, 2:01 am | Environmental Defence Society

Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry for the Environment concurrently released reports on New Zealand’s marine economy and on the state of New Zealand’s marine environment: More >>

Climate Change and Business Conference

Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:25 pm | Environmental Defence Society

National and international leaders will come together tomorrow in Auckland at the 9th Australia – New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference to discuss the climate change challenge. More >>

Report focused on urban planning issues

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:51 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released its submission on the Productivity Commission’s draft Report Better Urban Planning today. The submission acknowledges the valuable contribution of the Commission’s work, but urges against kneejerk ... More >>

Labour needs to support not undermine the Kermadec Sanctuary

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 3:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Labour should be working to support New Zealand’s commitment to create one of the world's biggest marine sanctuaries and protect sea-life for generations to come, said representatives of leading environmental groups today. More >>

Environmental Groups support Government on Ocean Sanctuary

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:32 am | Environmental Defence Society

Representatives of leading environmental groups have reaffirmed their strong support for the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. More >>

Compelling new book celebrates the Hauraki Gulf

Monday, 12 September 2016, 9:05 am | Environmental Defence Society

Tonight, the Environmental Defence Society launches ‘The Story of the Hauraki Gulf’, a high quality, hard-covered, coffee-table book published by David Bateman Limited. Authored by EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart, the book is a celebration ... More >>

EDS welcomes Productivity Commission's analysis

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:21 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Media Release: EDS welcomes the Productivity Commission's thoughtful analysis of the thorny issue of urban planning More >>

EDS supports Green Party's Taonga Levy

Friday, 12 August 2016, 12:13 pm | Environmental Defence Society

At the EDS Conference Wild Places yesterday, the Green Party leader James Shaw announced a proposed Taonga Levy, which would be applied to international visitors at the border. More >>

Wild Places - EDS Conference Communiqué

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 5:08 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society’s annual summit has just concluded at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. The event is New Zealand’s leading environmental conference and was attended by more than 250 resource managers and leaders and was addressed ... More >>

EDS supports PCE review of 'Environment Aotearoa'

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS welcomes the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s review of New Zealand’s first national environmental report in 9 years More >>

EDS calls for a wider review of the QMS

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The University of Auckland today released the results of its study into harvest levels of New Zealand fisheries. The reconstruction of catch figures between 1950 and 2010 concludes that 2.7 times more fish has been caught than reported by official statistics. More >>

Axe hanging over Our Changing World

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:44 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is extremely concerned that Radio New Zealand’s iconic and award winning program Our Changing World is facing the cost-cutting axe. More >>

EDS welcomes Battle for our Birds 2 funding boost

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:18 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Prime Minister and Minister of Conservation have today announced a $20.7 million funding injection for the Department of Conservation. More >>

EDS questions motivation of fisheries companies

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:04 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has responded to the media release and High Court proceedings filed today by the Fishing Industry Association and a number of fishing companies challenging the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. More >>

EDS calls for greater urgency in addressing fresh water

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:06 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its submission on the Government’s consultation document “ Next steps for fresh water” . More >>

EDS supports new protection act but omission needs fixing

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:01 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS lodged its submissions on the new Marine Protected Areas Act with the Ministry for the Environment today. A full copy of the submission is available here . More >>

EDS calls for submissions on its submission on resource bill

Monday, 7 March 2016, 2:10 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released a draft of its proposed submissions on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill and is calling for comment from experts. More >>



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