WILD PLACES - don't miss the leading environmental conference of the year!

WILD PLACES - don't miss the leading environmental conference of the year!
29 Jul

The Wild Places conference will be investigating the intersection between local government’s resource management and economic development imperatives and the better protection of New Zealand Wild Places. Sessions will focus on the value of wild places, the interface between Wild Places and regional economic development, the development of alternative funding models and approaches, managing high value landscapes on private land and the application of new tools to managing freshwater and…

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Unitary Plan - Up and away or over and out? Read full post…
20 Jul

Unitary Plan - Up and away or over and out?

Next Wednesday, the Auckland Council will release the recommendations from the hearings panel on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. Councillors have until August 19 to decide whether to accept the panel's findings. There are limited appeal rights. The plan will guide development over the next couple of decades. It is a plan prepared under pressure, both from burgeoning population growth and hugely compressed timeframes. The panel has done an heroic…

Raewyn Peart to address Hauraki Gulf Forum Seminar Read full post…
04 Jul

Raewyn Peart to address Hauraki Gulf Forum Seminar

Raewyn Peart will speak at the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar 'DO THE RIGHT THING' on Tuesday 13 September 2016, Auckland Museum Auditorium $30 plus booking fee.  Places are limited. See more....

Media Release: EDS supports PCE review of Environment Aotearoa Read full post…
29 Jun

Media Release: EDS supports PCE review of Environment Aotearoa

EDS welcomes the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s review of New Zealand’s first national environmental report in 9 years In October 2015 Environment Aotearoa was released by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand. It was the first synthesis report in the new reporting regime under the Environmental Reporting Act 2015. An important part of the new regime is the independent oversight role of the…

Media Release: EDS appeals Coromandel planning decisions Read full post…
23 Jun

Media Release: EDS appeals Coromandel planning decisions

The Environmental Defence Society says that recent planning decisions for the Coromandel Peninsula are “a disaster for the outstanding natural character and ecology of the area.” EDS has filed a comprehensive 27 page appeal with the Environment Court, challenging the district plan decisions. “We believe that many of the decisions, especially those relating to outstanding natural character in the coastal environment, are egregiously wrong in law and show a lack…

The Wire: 95bFM: Raewyn Peart interview on Sea Change Read full post…
21 Jun

The Wire: 95bFM: Raewyn Peart interview on Sea Change

Policy Director Raewyn Peart is on bFM here talking about SeaChange, the marine spatial planning process running for the Hauraki Gulf. Hear the full interview.