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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 >>

EEZ regulations disappoint

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 5:00 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The government has announced that the exposure draft version of regulations made under Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 are to be passed without substantive change. These regulations make exploratory drilling ... More >>

EDS releases its summary on proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

Monday, 17 February 2014, 4:36 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society is currently preparing its submission on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More >>

EDS calls for major changes to freshwater policy

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 3:44 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released its submission on the Government’s proposed changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. The prime purpose of the changes is to incorporate a National Objectives Framework which ... More >>

EDS calls for offshore Oil and Gas Regulations to be dropped

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In its submission to the Government’s proposed offshore oil and gas regulations, the Environmental Defence Society has called for the regulations to be dropped. More >>

Tukituki Catchment Proposal hearing nearing conclusion

Friday, 17 January 2014, 5:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Board of Inquiry hearing into the Tukituki Catchment Proposal, a freshwater plan for the Tukituki Catchment and a resource consent application for the Ruataniwha irrigation dam, resumed in the Hawke's Bay this week. More >>

Confusion regarding closing date for Auckland Plan clarified

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 1:40 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The confusion regarding the closing date for submissions on Auckland’s proposed Unitary plan has been clarified. “The confusion has arisen because the time allowed for submissions to be received in the Act is 60 days after notification whereas the ... More >>

New oil drilling regulations totally inadequate

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 7:11 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has expressed profound concern at the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects – Non-notified Activities) Regulations 2013 which have just been released by the Minister for the Environment ... More >>

EDS concerned at covenant destruction

Monday, 2 December 2013, 10:57 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Queen Elizabeth II National Trust has today announced that it will take legal action against a landowner responsible for destroying two QEII covenants. “We are saddened to learn of the damage to the protected covenant land and support the QEII ... More >>

Protection measures for Maui’s dolphin don’t go far enough

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 9:17 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Minister of Conservation, Hon Dr Nick Smith, today announced his decision on further protection measures for the critically threatened Maui’s dolphin. More >>

EDS questions EPA role in Anadarko approvals

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 2:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has questioned whether the Anadarko exploration project off the coast of Raglan is lawful. “The Environmental Protection Authority is required to accept the company’s Environmental Impact Assessment. More >>

Appeal against King Salmon starts in Supreme Court

Monday, 18 November 2013, 1:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society’s appeal relating to King Salmon Ltd’s proposal to establish a marine farm in Port Gore starts in the Supreme Court tomorrow (Tuesday) and is scheduled to run for up to three days. Save Our Sounds (SOS) is also appealing ... More >>

National Objectives Framework for Freshwater a good start

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 2:16 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the release of the proposed National Objectives Framework (NOF) for Freshwater. “This is the critically important keystone to the entire freshwater reform process,” said EDS Chairman Gary Taylor. More >>

EDS gets leave to appeal approved by Supreme Court

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 12:33 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The full bench of 5 judges of the Supreme Court today approved an EDS application for leave to appeal a decision of the High Court relating to the King Salmon project. More >>

EDS says proposed new oil drilling regulations not adequate

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 4:36 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The passing of the Marine Legislation Bill this week means that the Minister for the Environment is now able to make regulations to reclassify oil and gas exploration drilling in our deep oceans. More >>

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