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Major Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:01 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (New Zealand) has announced that in conjunction with the Climate Change and Business Centre (Australia) it is hosting a major international summit on climate change for business. More >>

EDS concerned New Zealand leading world into extinction

Sunday, 28 June 2015, 4:56 pm | Environmental Defence Society

“Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats,” said EDS’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown. More >>

Board of Inquiry final decision on Ruataniwha dam

Friday, 26 June 2015, 5:32 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has undertaken a preliminary assessment of the final decision of the Board of Inquiry on the Hawkes Bay Regional Resource Management Plan Change 6, and the Ruataniwha dam resource consent conditions. More >>

EDS endorses recommendations on water quality

Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:06 am | Environmental Defence Society

The two reports released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today reinforce the need for further improvements to the way we manage freshwater. More >>

OECD report hails potential of environmental taxes

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 9:10 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is pleased that an international report confirms the importance of a key strategic solution proposed in our new book Vanishing Nature . More >>

EDS calls for rethink on Auckland tree protection

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is concerned that Auckland is losing its urban forest. Recent research by the University of Auckland has shown that trees in central Auckland are being cut down because of repeated RMA reforms. More >>

EDS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:12 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Today, May 22nd, is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. It is a day to note that we need to do much better in managing our relationship with New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna. More >>

Man O’War Station HC decision welcomed by EDS

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 11:45 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed a decision of the High Court that expands the law relating to how councils should manage their outstanding landscapes. The case concerned the identification of outstanding landscapes on Waiheke Island. More >>

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:41 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Vanishing Nature: facing NZ’s biodiversity crisis

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

New Zealand’s remarkable indigenous biodiversity is fragile and in decline. The latest publication by EDS is Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis . More >>

EDS notes Chatham Rock Phosphate decision

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:32 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS notes with approval that the Environmental Protection Authority has today refused consent for Chatham Rock Phosphate’s application for consent to mine phosphate nodules on the Chatham Rise. EDS had earlier presented submissions expressing concern ... More >>

Vanishing Nature: Presale Offer

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 11:19 am | Environmental Defence Society

For a limited time, there is an opportunity to advance purchase the new EDS publication ‘Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis’ at a special reduced price of just $35 (RRP $45) + postage and packing. More >>

EDS will not seek leave to appeal the Ruataniwha decision

Monday, 12 January 2015, 11:13 am | Environmental Defence Society

Late last year the High Court found substantially in favour of the environmental groups that lodged appeals relating to the proposed Ruataniwha Irrigation Dam in Hawke's Bay. More >>

Offshore mining appeal withdrawn

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5:38 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The withdrawal of the High Court appeal by Trans Tasman Resources is not unexpected, according to the Environmental Defence Society. More >>

Environmental NGOs have big win on Tukituki Case

Friday, 12 December 2014, 2:33 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The High Court has found substantially in favour of the environmental groups that lodged appeals relating to the proposed Ruataniwha Irrigation Dam in Hawkes Bay. More >>

EDS welcomes Sunday Telegraph announcement

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:42 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the UK Sunday Telegraph’s announcement that New Zealand has been voted the best country in the world for tourists to visit. More >>

EDS welcomes appointments of new ministers

Monday, 6 October 2014, 11:26 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the appointment of Dr Nick Smith and Maggie Barry to cabinet, as Ministers for the Environment and Conservation respectively. More >>

Federated Farmers intemperate

Monday, 22 September 2014, 2:06 pm | Environmental Defence Society

For the second time in a week Federated Farmers has made intemperate and provocative comments on environmental issues, says EDS. More >>

EDS expresses real disappointment with Federated Farmers

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:13 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Election Manifesto released today by Federated Farmers contains an “extremely disappointing and self-serving policy wish-list,” says EDS. More >>

EDS disappointed at Climate Change initiatives

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS welcomes aspects of National’s Environment and Freshwater Policies but expresses disappointment at Climate Change initiatives More >>

 

 

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