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New Dates Announced For Climate Change + Business Conference | 11 -12 Nov 2020

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 6:42 pm | Environmental Defence Society

We are pleased to announce that we have secured new dates to host the 2020 Climate Change + Business Conference: Redefining Our Future . Mark your diaries: CCBC 2020 will now convene on 11-12 November 2020 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland . This premier ... More >>

EDS Commends The Protection Of New Land In The Te Manahuna / Mackenzie Country

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 12:02 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Today the Minister of Conservation and of Land Information, Hon Eugenie Sage, announced the legal protection of 11,800ha of new conservation land on the floor of Te Manahuna / Mackenzie Basin, as part of the Tu Te Rakiwhanoa Drylands initiative. The new protected ... More >>

EDS Welcomes The Randerson Panel’s Proposals To Repeal The RMA

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

  EDS is broadly supportive of the report, released today, of the government’s independent resource management reform panel. The report offers wide-ranging recommendations for deep, fundamental reforms.  Key recommendations include: Repealing the ... More >>

EDS Calls For Environmental Stewardship And Planning Act To Replace The RMA

Monday, 27 July 2020, 8:06 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has today released a report outlining the key points of Phase 3 of its resource management system reform project. This looks at system reform through an urban lens – how it would play out in the context of our towns and cities. It calls for the ... More >>

EDS Files Proceedings Against New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd

Monday, 6 July 2020, 8:13 am | Environmental Defence Society

Mataura River rips past the former Mataura paper mill. Photo: Otago Daily Times The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is filing Declaration Proceedings in the Environment Court today (Monday) concerning the storage of ouvea premix at sites ... More >>

Leading Climate Change And Business Conference Confirmed For October In Auckland

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 5:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased to be proceeding with its annual Climate Change and Business Conference in October this year.  “We are delighted to confirm that our event will go ahead as planned. It will be held in ... More >>

EDS Seeks A Better Future For The Mackenzie Country

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 9:11 am | Environmental Defence Society

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for better protection of the Mackenzie Country through improved use of existing management tools as well as 2 new key initiatives: the establishment of a Mackenzie Drylands ... More >>

Freshwater Reforms Delivered Mostly As Promised

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 12:05 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the announcement by Ministers David Parker, Damien O’Connor and James Shaw this morning of the much-awaited freshwater reforms. “This package of changes to the present regulatory settings largely delivers ... More >>

Budget 2020: A Green New Deal

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the emphasis in Budget 2020 on environmental projects that will create thousands of jobs. “The budget announcement contends that the provision of $1.1 Billion on restoring our natural world will create ... More >>

Three Important Points About The Fast Track Covid-19 RMA Bill

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 7:12 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Earlier this week EDS responded to the proposed fast-track bill by saying it appears to have a number of important safeguards to protect the environment. We stand by that assessment, subject to seeing the draft, but have 3 new points for the Government ... More >>

Fast Track Covid-19 Bill Appears To Have Safeguards For The Environment

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 12:06 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Government’s fast-track bill appears to have a number of important safeguards to protect the environment, says the Environmental Defence Society (EDS). “In ordinary circumstances this kind of ad hoc override legislation would not be desirable,” ... More >>

EDS Supports Reset Of Tourism Industry To Better Protect The Environment

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:40 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS today released its Tourism and Landscape Protection report which is the first case study published as part of its broader Protected Landscapes Project. The report is co-authored by EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart and EDS Solicitor Cordelia Woodhouse. ... More >>

EDS calls for creative thinking on infrastructure projects

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 10:46 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has called for serious and thoughtful consideration of what constitutes “good” development as the government prepares to announce its infrastructure pipeline. More >>

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 >>