Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality

Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality
27 Feb

Media Release from the Mackenzie Country Trust: In Twizel last Thursday members of the Mackenzie Country Trust formally adopted their Strategic Framework, bringing them one step closer to realising a local and national vision to protect and preserve the unique and truly iconic landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin while at the same time, supporting a flourishing and sustainable economy. It has taken five years to get to this point after…

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24 Feb

Media Release: Key landscape decision released by the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal judgement in Man O’ War Station v Auckland Council has been released today and EDS has welcomed the comprehensive rejection of the appellant company’s position. This is a case in which EDS was a party because of its relationship with the earlier Supreme Court decision in EDS v King Salmon which established new robust legal principles for the protection of outstanding natural landscapes (ONLs).   Man O’…

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23 Feb

Media Release: EDS welcomes freshwater announcements, calls for more urgency

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the latest round of freshwater reforms. “The announcement is generally consistent with some of the Land and Water Forum’s recommendations,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “For the first time, swimmability is the objective in freshwater management. “We will have transparency regarding which lakes and rivers are in fact swimmable and which are not. This will vary across seasons and…

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12 Feb

Media Release: Dodgy process for King Salmon expansion

The Ministry for Primary Industries has initiated a process to give King Salmon Ltd an “easy ride” for approvals for new salmon farms in the protected Outer Marlborough Sounds, says the Environmental Defence Society. “MPI is essentially acting as a co-applicant for approvals that will override the Marlborough Council’s plans that prohibit aquaculture development in the Outer Sounds and that protect scenic and landscape values,” says EDS CEO Gary Taylor.…

Last Line of Defence: EDS's latest publication on pre-sale! Read full post…
07 Feb

Last Line of Defence: EDS's latest publication on pre-sale!

PRE-SALE SPECIAL PRICE! AVAILABLE UNTIL END FEBRUARY 2017 Compliance, monitoring and enforcement of environmental law is the last line of defence for the public interest in nature. Poorly implemented, it risks failing to meet statutory aspirations and the environment ultimately pays the price. Despite its pivotal importance to policy outcomes, it is usually deprioritised compared with other stages of the policy cycle. This report shines a light on the approach…

Sea changes and stormy weather ahead (article in Local Government Perspectives 2017) Read full post…
30 Jan

Sea changes and stormy weather ahead (article in Local Government Perspectives 2017)

The long-awaited, and much-debated Resource Legislation Amendment Bill should finally pass into law in 2017. But any new regime must meet the needs of a very different world to the one envisaged a quarter of a century ago when the legislation first came into effect. Read the article by Gary Taylor in the Local Government Perspectives 2017 magazine here.