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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 >>

EDS welcomes Labour’s Conservation Policy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:47 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed Labour’s Conservation Policy including the key objective of halting the current pattern of indigenous biodiversity decline within ten years. More >>

EDS welcomes Labour’s Environment Policy

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:27 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed Labour’s Environment Policy which recognises that New Zealand cannot have a healthy economy without a healthy environment. More >>

EDS Conference Communique

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 4:37 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society’s conference Navigating Our Future: addressing risk and building resilience, held earlier this week in Auckland, canvased some of the major environmental challenges facing the world and New Zealand. More >>

Labour’s Freshwater Policy Welcomed

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:53 am | Environmental Defence Society

Hon David Parker has released Labour’s Freshwater Policy at the Environmental Defence Society’s conference Navigating our Future: addressing risk and building resilience. More >>

New Hauraki Gulf pollution alarming

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:37 am | Environmental Defence Society

At the Environmental Defence Society’s conference Navigating Our Future: addressing risk and building resilience, a NIWA Scientist this morning revealed some serious new problems affecting the Firth of Thames in the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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