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Fast Track Bill Should Be Withdrawn

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 4:20 pm | ECO

“The Bill does not provide environmental protection, good quality decision making, certainty, public participation or speed. It should be withdrawn.” More >>

No New Mines on Conservation Land Welcomed

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 8:21 am | ECO

Conservation and environmental announcements in the government’s agenda outlined in the Speech from the Throne are very welcome, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations, ECO. More >>

Flawed and Unambitious Marine Protected Area Proposals

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 8:58 am | ECO

ECO today challenged the Government to think again on its flawed marine protection proposals which fail to cover the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and will weaken protections. More >>

Australia leaps far ahead in Marine Protected Areas

Monday, 19 November 2012, 6:48 pm | ECO

Australia now has marine protected areas network covering 36% of the Australian marine environment several order of magnitudes ahead of New Zealand, the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ (ECO) said today. More >>

Protected Areas jeopardised by Crown Minerals Bill

Friday, 16 November 2012, 11:15 am | ECO

The Crown Minerals Bill will strip the Minister of Conservation of a whole lot of powers and hand them over to the economic ministers the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ said today. More >>

ECOs 40th Annual Conference

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 3:48 pm | ECO

Media Release - Wellington – 3 July 2012 ECOs 40th Annual Conference 6-8 July 2012 in Wellington More >>

Emissions Trading System needs strengthening to be effective

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 10:10 am | ECO

The Government’s further weakening of New Zealand Emissions Trading System are a major disappointment and will further undermine the effectiveness of the control of climate and ocean damaging pollution, the Environment and Conservation Organisations ... More >>

Fundraising concert for environmental action

Monday, 26 July 2010, 3:23 pm | ECO

ECO is to host ‘Echoes – A Concert for the Environment’ at 7.00pm, Saturday 31 July 2010 at the Adam Concert Room, Victoria University Kelburn Campus, Wellington. Enjoy live music from Wellington-based contemporary music group, the SMP Ensemble, ... More >>

Major progress on Antarctic fisheries conservation

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 11:51 am | ECO

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) welcomed the major step forward in protecting the Antarctic marine environment agreed last week at the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Meeting (CCAMLR) which concluded on Friday. More >>

ECO Welcomes Renewables and Energy Efficiency

Friday, 12 October 2007, 8:14 am | ECO

The National Energy Strategy and the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NEECS) are a major step forward in the road towards a sustainable energy measures for New Zealand, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of ... More >>

Orange roughy and other catch limit cuts welcome

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 2:44 pm | ECO

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today welcomed the decision by the Minister of Fisheries, Hon Jim Anderton, to close another orange roughy fishery and cut the catch limits for a range of seriously over-fished fish stocks. More >>

ECO Welcomes Measures, Disappointed By Delays

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 4:17 pm | ECO

The greenhouse gas control measures including the proposed emissions trading scheme announced by ministers today are very welcome, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand, ECO. More >>

ECO Conference Now Open for Registration

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 12:10 am | ECO

ECO Conference Now Open for Registration ECO has announced the theme for the 2006 annual conference: Living Sustainably - Taking Charge of the Future. Practical workshops about community action and discussions of key environmental issues are all on the ... More >>

IEAs Support for urgent Emissions prices welcomed

Friday, 12 May 2006, 10:34 am | ECO

Media Release – Wellington – Wednesday 11 May 2006 IEAs Support for urgent Emissions prices welcomed The Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ says the IEA’s call for urgent action on climate change and for measures to send a price of carbon ... More >>

Carbon Charge Abandonment the First Broken Promise

Wednesday, 21 December 2005, 5:08 pm | ECO

Abandonment of the carbon charge to reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions is the first major broken promise for this government and is cowardly and deeply irresponsible, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand. More >>

Environment Election Priority

Monday, 27 June 2005, 8:39 am | ECO

Delegates to this weekend's ECO conference set an agenda for policies and action for the environment, prioritising oceans, marine environment and fisheries management, climate change and energy policy and defending the Resource Management Act from a ... More >>

Carbon charge: Greater effort needed on climate

Thursday, 5 May 2005, 11:03 am | ECO

ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS of NZ Inc. Level 2, 126 Vivian St, Wellington, New Zealand PO Box 11-057, Wellington More >>

National Environment Summit in ChCh 18-20 June

Friday, 18 June 2004, 9:40 am | ECO

The national environmental summit of delegations from groups concerned with the environment and conservation will be held in Christchurch and at Living Springs, Governor's Bay this weekend, starting Friday morning at the Salvation Army Citadel, Victoria Square, ... More >>

Intl. Experts Urge Action to Protect the Deep Sea

Monday, 8 December 2003, 10:32 am | ECO

Urgent action is needed stem the loss of deep sea-bed dwelling creatures and natural communities and the need for control of high seas fishing. These were consensus concerns at the close of an international meeting of experts on the deep sea in Queenstown ... More >>

GE Tree Planting Unacceptable Under Intl. Standard

Thursday, 24 July 2003, 9:59 am | ECO

"Planting genetically engineered radiata pine and spruce trees is a waste of time and money because their products will not be acceptable under international plantation standards to which New Zealand companies are intending to work, says the Environment ... More >>





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