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EDS Welcomes Minister’s Announcement Of Conservation Reform

Friday, 10 December 2021, 1:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed today’s announcement by Hon Kiritapu Allan, Minister of Conservation, that the government will be undertaking a review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s conservation laws. This review is initially set to focus on the more outdated and dysfunctional ... More >>

New Chums Beach Headland Bought By New Zealand Coastal Trust

Monday, 6 December 2021, 5:52 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The northern headland of New Chums Beach in Wainuiototo Bay has been brought into public ownership. The 30ha property was tendered for sale on behalf of receivers appointed by the Bank of New Zealand after Galt Nominees, owned by businessman George ... More >>

New Coalition Demands A Halt To Further Large-scale Exotic Carbon Farming

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 2:37 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Native Forest Coalition representing the Environmental Defence Society, Pure Advantage, Rod Donald Trust, the Tindall foundation, Project Crimson, Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Adam Forbes, has released a policy statement and recommendations on native ... More >>

Submission On Resource Management Amendment Bill Calls For Stronger Recognition Of Natural Environment & Urban Design

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:04 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has filed its submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The Bill follows on from a number of other initiatives designed to facilitate denser urban development in our cities, including several ... More >>

New Chums Headland For Sale, Needs Permanent Protection Says EDS

Monday, 8 November 2021, 3:44 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is working with local groups and mana whenua to bring the northern headland of New Chums Beach into public ownership to protect it forever.  This 30ha lot is part of the wider New Chums property in Wainuiototo ... More >>

Positive Select Committee Report On Natural And Built Environments Bill, But More Work Needed

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 4:02 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the release of Parliament’s Environment Select Committee report on the government’s proposed replacement for the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) – the Natural and Built Environments Bill. In a novel process, the Committee was ... More >>

Leading Environmental Groups joint submission on Farm Plans

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:40 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading environmental groups have collaborated to provide a joint submission on the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Farm Plan consultation.   MFE has invited comments on how Freshwater Farm Plans should evolve in the implementation ... More >>

Carbon Farming With Pines Bad For The Environment

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:54 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society is calling for an urgent reset of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme because of the way it is driving a massive expansion of carbon farming across our landscapes. The price of carbon has now soared to over ... More >>

EDS kicks off major Oceans Reform project

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 12:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has reached a major milestone in its project looking at the future of the oceans with the release today of a working paper titled The Breaking Wave: A conversation about reforming the oceans management system in Aotearoa New Zealand . The project ... More >>

EDS Releases Resource Management Reform Reports

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 4:31 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has been working on the reform of the resource management system for the past 3 years. It has established that the current law is not providing sufficient protection for the environment and has excessive process ... More >>

Updates to Environment Guide website now complete

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 5:23 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  EDS has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of its Environment Guide website: http://www.environmentguide.org.nz/ “The Environment Guide is an online guide providing reliable information about the Resource Management Act 1991 and other environmental ... More >>

Minister Launches New EDS Report Calling For Conservation Reform

Monday, 9 August 2021, 2:56 pm | Environmental Defence Society

A new book examining the urgent need for reform of the conservation management system is now available online. Conserving Nature: Conservation Reform Issues Paper by Dr Deidre Koolen-Bourke and Raewyn Peart was launched at last week’s EDS Conference ... More >>

Changes Needed To Strengthen The Exposure Draft Of The Natural And Built Environments Bill

Monday, 26 July 2021, 6:02 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has prepared a submission on the exposure draft of the new Natural and Built Environments Bill, including detailed drafting changes, and is seeking feedback from the public before it is lodged. The Bill will replace the Resource Management Act, ... More >>

EDS Welcomes Exposure Draft Of Bill But Says More Work Needed To Protect Environment

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 8:38 am | EDS

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the release this morning of the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill (NBB). EDS together with business partners has been a significant contributor to the early gestation ... More >>

EDS Delighted To Finally See Government Action On Sea Change

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 2:51 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation today jointly released the Government’s Strategy in response to the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. The Strategy includes a range of measures including providing greater marine ... More >>

History Is Being Made Today: Final Climate Commission Report Says Net Zero Is Doable

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 1:04 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  EDS congratulates the Climate Commission He Pou a Rangi on the release of its final Advice Report to Government, Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa under the provisions of the Climate Change Response Act 2002. “The ... More >>

EDS Welcomes Surprise Advice From New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:39 am | Environmental Defence Society

In an unexpected communication, EDS has been advised by the Chief Executive of New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd (NZAS), Stewart Hamilton, that the company has made some fresh commitments to responsibly manage the waste products from its operations. ... More >>

EDS Welcomes New Science Advice On Commercial Fishing But More Is Needed

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 1:48 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard yesterday released a report on the Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand which was prepared on the request of the Prime Minister.    The ... More >>

EDS Calls For Improved Landscape Protection In Resource Management Reforms

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5:22 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for significant strengthening of the landscape management system in Aotearoa New Zealand. Caring for the Landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand is the final Synthesis ... More >>

EDS Seeks Reset Of Forestry Policy To Support Banks Peninsula Indigenous Regeneration

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:20 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a reset of government forestry policy to support indigenous forest regeneration on Banks Peninsula and dis-incentivise exotic forestry expansion. The report is the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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