EDS not convinced abandoning tenure review is a good thing

17 Feb

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has concerns about the decision to abandon tenure review, as described in the discussion paper released by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) today. “We are surprised that the Government has already decided to abandon tenure review rather than consult on that proposition,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “It is presenting the public with a fait accompli on the big issue and then consulting on secondary…

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Cross party consensus to rewrite the Resource Management Act: By Richard Harman Read full post…
13 Feb

Cross party consensus to rewrite the Resource Management Act: By Richard Harman

Reproduced with the permission of POLITIK. Politicians from across Parliament last night embraced a series of proposals to basically start again and rewrite the Resource Management Act. The proposals are contained in a 300 plus page report drawn up under the leadership of the Environmental Defence Society.in conjunction with three business groups; the Auckland Employers and Manufacturers Association,  Infrastructure New Zealand and the Property Council. Simply, the report offers three…

Launch of the RM System Synthesis Report Read full post…
30 Jan

Launch of the RM System Synthesis Report

The Synthesis Report was launched on Tuesday 12 February. If you would like to download a copy or order a hard copy, check out the details on the RM Reform Project page of our website.

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01 Dec

EDS congratulates Raewyn Peart, MNZM

Raewyn Peart, the Environmental Defence Society’s Policy Director, has been made  a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours list. “This award recognises the significant contribution Raewyn Peart has made to the development of environmental policy in New Zealand,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “She has published extensively on topics as wideranging as marine planning, the need for an EPA, the evolution of the…

EDS Latest News - December 2018 Read full post…
20 Dec

EDS Latest News - December 2018

In this last communication from EDS for the year, we update some recent developments and look forward to what we have ahead in 2019. But the main message we’d like to convey to our supporters and those with an interest in our work is our best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer holiday! This is a time when we can all relax and enjoy the fruits of our labour…

NZ First sinks coalition partners' plan for fisheries review Read full post…
02 Dec

NZ First sinks coalition partners' plan for fisheries review

NZ First has scuppered plans for a panel to provide advice on New Zealand's fishing industry. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash planned to revitalise the technical advisory panel, which was set up by the National Government to give expert advice on making fishing sustainable long-term. But in the latest of a series of backdowns those plans are now abandoned, a source said – because NZ First doesn't think the panel is needed,…