Environmental Policy Researcher role at EDS: new position available

Environmental Policy Researcher role at EDS: new position available
15 Nov

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to improving environmental outcomes in New Zealand. We are currently engaged in an exciting and ambitious range of policy work targeting law reform initiatives. This includes major projects to review New Zealand’s entire resource management system, including in the marine domain, and to investigate new landscape protection models. We are seeking to employ an Environmental Policy Researcher to…

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09 Nov

Hauraki Gulf Book Sale: gift with purchase!

Purchase a copy of the stunning book The Story of the HAURAKI GULF and receive a copy of the equally wonderful Dolphins of Aotearoa. Two presents for the price of one! Simply go online to our bookshop and purchase a copy of The Story of the Hauraki Gulf. We'll automatically send you a copy of Dolphins of Aotearoa. This offer is available for a limited time. Don't miss out and…

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08 Nov

Media Statement: EDS welcomes Resource Management Reform proposals announced by Minister Parker

EDS is very supportive of the two-phase approach to resource management reform announced earlier today by the Minister for the Environment. “The most important bit of this announcement is in the final paragraph of the Minister’s press release,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “That is the indication that the Government intends to undertake a wide-ranging review of the resource management system commencing in 2019. “We have been waiting for this…

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02 Nov

EDS releases Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari lessons learned report

The Environmental Defence Society today released its report Turning the Tide: Integrated marine planning in New Zealand. The report distils lessons from the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial planning project in the Hauraki Gulf, which was completed in 2016, and compares it with international best practice. “Sea Change was the most ambitious marine planning project to be undertaken in New Zealand. Completing the plan was a major…

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31 Oct

Resource Management Reform: Working Paper 3 now available in hard copy - limited numbers

Limited hard copies are available of EDS's third working paper in the Resrouce Management Reform project. The project is taking a first-principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system operates and how it could be improved for the coming decades. Following on from the first two papers, which examined a wide variety of matters from ethics to legislative design, the third working paper considers most of the remaining aspects…

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30 Oct

Media Statement: Electric Trains saved after all

EDS has welcomed the announcement by State-owned Enterprises Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters, Hon Phil Twyford and Hon James Shaw that Government intends to reverse the earlier decision by Kiwirail to abandon electric trains on the North Island Main Trunk Line in favour of diesel locomotives. “The Kiwirail decision to replace electric with diesel was an anomaly given the Government’s commitment to emission reductions,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “This…