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Federated Farmers attacks Mackenzie Country again

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 5:19 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Federated Farmers has filed a High Court appeal against a recent Environment Court decision that put in place protection for the Mackenzie Country’s outstanding landscape and natural values. Plan Change 13 was first notified in 2007 and has been the subject ... More >>

EDS and Fish & Game offer to go to court on dam project

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:52 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game have jointly offered to co-operate with Hawke's Bay Regional Council in getting an Environment Court ruling on ambiguities in the consent conditions for the Ruataniwha Dam. More >>

EDS calls for urgent action to avoid species extinction

Friday, 28 April 2017, 4:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released its submission on the Government’s freshwater reform proposals and has called for more urgent action. More >>

Clean Water draft submission consultation document released

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:24 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its draft submission on the clean water consultation document for public comment & feedback before finalising it. More >>

Environment Court calls for pause on tenure review

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:27 pm | Environmental Defence Society

On Thursday last week the Environment Court issued its long-awaited decision on plan change 13 to the Mackenzie District Plan. The purpose of PC13 is to insert provisions into the district plan to protect the Mackenzie Basin’s outstanding natural landscapes ... More >>

Appeal for Funding: Marlborough Sounds & Mackenzie Country

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:50 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Last week EDS sent a letter by mail to many on our database asking for support for two important areas we are involved in: the Marlborough Sounds and the Mackenzie Country. Thanks to those who have responded positively already. More >>

Fish & Game and EDS welcome court decision

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 10:10 am | Environmental Defence Society

Fish & Game and EDS have welcomed the release of the Environment Court’s favourable decision on implementation of the Horizons Regional Council’s One Plan. More >>

EDS congratulates the Productivity Commission

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:24 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has praised the Productivity Commission’s report on urban planning which was released earlier today. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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