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EDS commends OECD Environmental Performance Review

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:32 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has lauded the OECD's Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand 2017, which was released earlier today. More >>

Bill gives free reign to subdivision

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:36 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has reviewed the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill that was reported back to Parliament earlier this week. More >>

Ground-breaking research into environmental compliance

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:25 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will tomorrow (28 February) release its new report ‘Last Line of Defence: compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealand’s environmental law’ by Senior Policy Analyst Dr Marie Brown. The report highlights ... More >>

Key landscape decision released by the Court of Appeal

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:37 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Court of Appeal judgement in Man O’ War Station v Auckland Council has been released today and EDS has welcomed the comprehensive rejection of the appellant company’s position. More >>

EDS welcomes freshwater announcements

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:52 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the latest round of freshwater reforms. More >>

Dodgy process for King Salmon expansion

Sunday, 12 February 2017, 1:00 pm | EDS

The Ministry for Primary Industries has initiated a process to give King Salmon an “easy ride” for approvals for new salmon farms in the protected Outer Marlborough Sounds, says the Environmental Defence Society. More >>

Call for improvements in draft energy efficiency strategy

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:12 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has released its submission on the draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NEECS). It has called for an economy-wide target for energy efficiency, and for sector targets that have some ... More >>

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 >>



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