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Sir Rob Fenwick KNZM KStJ

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 9:17 am | Environmental Defence Society

It is with a profound sense of loss that the team at EDS acknowledges the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Sir Rob Fenwick. More >>

EDS Concerned About National’s Pyrotechnics

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 1:58 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is concerned about the recent announcement by Hon Simon Bridges, Leader of the Opposition, in which he has promised a “bonfire of regulations” if elected later in the year. Mr Bridges has said this “will ensure we get rid of 100 regulations ... More >>

EDS Seeking Funding For High Court Case On Mackenzie Country Dairy Conversion

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 1:09 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is fighting a High Court appeal by Simons Pass Station Ltd regarding the consenting pathway for further expansion of intensive dairying in the Mackenzie Country. “The appeal brought by Simons Pass Station Ltd ... More >>

Save The Date! Food For Our Future

Friday, 14 February 2020, 6:51 pm | Environmental Defence Society

5 & 6 August 2020 (pre-conference workshop on 4 August) Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland New Zealand has an exceptional reputation internationally for the food it produces, exporting premium quality produce to meet the growing demands of ... More >>

EDS Submission On The Urban Development Bill Calls For Stronger Environmental Safeguards

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:26 am | Environmental Defence Society

  EDS has filed its submission on the Urban Development Bill. The Bill is a companion piece to last year’s Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities Act, which established Kāinga Ora as a government developer and landlord. What the Urban ... More >>

Agricultural sector’s commitments questioned

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12:38 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has lodged its submission on amendments proposed to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reforms) Amendment Bill; specifically those that seek to give effect to aspects of the Primary Sector’s ... More >>

EDS report shoots down DairyNZ conclusions re freshwater

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:04 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has released a memorandum from respected University of Auckland economist Professor Tim Hazledine, which analyses the economic modelling commissioned by DairyNZ. He concludes that DairyNZ has misinterpreted its ... More >>

EDS proposes transformational Resource Management Reform

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 8:31 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Minister for the Environment, Hon David Parker, has this evening launched EDS’s final report on its Resource Management Law Reform Project at a function in Wellington. The project took a first-principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management ... More >>

EDS welcomes Discussion Document on Biodiversity

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 12:25 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) welcomes the release of He Kura Koiora I hokia: A discussion document on a proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IB). More >>

EDS endorses Commissioner for the Environment’s report

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 2:40 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) strongly supports Rt Hon Simon Upton’s call for significant improvements to New Zealand’s environmental reporting regime. More >>

EDS submission on Resource Management Reform Bill

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 2:53 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has filed its submission on the Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 with the Environment Select Committee of Parliament. More >>

EDS strongly supports freshwater reforms

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 4:56 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has finalised its submission on Action for Healthy Waterways and has filed it today with the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

EDS calls for submissions on its submission

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 3:44 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has released a draft of its proposed submission on the Government’s freshwater reform proposals. More >>

EDS says farmers will need to perform as promised

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 11:21 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has cautiously welcomed the announcement today of the new plan to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

EDS: Second working paper on resource management reform

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 6:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Media Release: EDS releases second working paper in Phase 2 of its Resource Management Reform project More >>

EDS calls for urgent action on marine management

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 11:47 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the publication by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ of Our Marine Environment 2019 , the latest in the reports on the state of our environment. The report is available here . More >>

Climate Change + Business Conference: Conference Communique

Monday, 14 October 2019, 7:58 am | Environmental Defence Society

This year’s Climate Change and Business Conference concluded with a wide-ranging address by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who affirmed the Government’s intention to enact the Zero Carbon Bill before year end. Her address bookended the announcement ... More >>

EDS welcomes appointment of Dr Rod Carr

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 10:10 am | Environmental Defence Society

At the EDS Climate Change and Business Conference this morning, Climate Minister James Shaw announced the appointment of the new Chair of the proposed Climate Commission. More >>

EDS receives award for reform project

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 1:14 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is very pleased to have received a prestigious award for its work on the resource management system reform. More >>

EDS looks forward to RM System Review now underway

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 12:29 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased that the Government has announced membership of its Resource Management Review Panel. The Review was announced by Hon David Parker in June this year and is to develop a modern, fit-for-purpose resource ... More >>

 

 

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