Media Release: Environment Report shows need for major reform

18 Apr

Media Release: Environment Report shows need for major reform The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) welcomes the release of the latest report under New Zealand’s national environmental reporting regime. The report, Environment Aotearoa 2019, was produced jointly by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ and is a four-yearly synthesis of domain-specific reports. It looks at the state of our environment as a whole. “What it shows is that most…

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12 Apr

Media Release: EDS and Forest & Bird call for greater environmental protection for the High Country

In a comprehensive joint submission on the Government’s discussion paper on future management of Crown Pastoral Land, EDS and Forest & Bird have called for greater environmental protections after tenure review. “The Government intends to discontinue tenure review in the High Country and has proposed a range of new or improved approaches, many of which we support,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “However we do suggest some strengthening of the accountability…

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11 Apr

EDS News: April 2019

Environmental Defence Society's latest newsletter. This issue covers: Mackenzie Country Declarations Successful;  Crown Pastoral Land Submission;  Resource Management Reform Workshops;  Resource Management Seminar in Auckland in May;  Through new eyes: rethinking landscape in Aotearoa (EDS 2019 Conference);  Landscape management needs a makeover;  Forestry needs a wake-up call;  Farming the sea: EDS takes a closer look at aquaculture;  Office Manager: part-time office manager role - join the EDS team! Read the…

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08 Apr

Media Release: Changes to regulatory settings proposed for plantation forestry to better protect environment

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) and Forest & Bird have released an analysis of the current regulations governing plantation forestry in New Zealand. The analysis calls for a fundamental reset of the rules to better protect the environment. The report A Review of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry Regulations 2017 was co-authored by Madeleine Wright, Sally Gepp and Dr David Hall and is available as a PDF…

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05 Apr

Hauraki Gulf clean-up push needed ahead of America's Cup - business group

Radio New Zealand A business group is warning that time is running out to halt the flow of pollution into the Hauraki Gulf before the focus falls on Auckland for the 2021 America's Cup. The Sustainable Business Network says that deadline should act as a wake-up call for companies to take action. Chief executive Rachel Brown said on a sunny day the Hauraki Gulf looked great, but after a heavy…

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02 Apr

Media Release: EDS welcomes Environment Court ruling

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the recent decision from the Environment Court regarding land use clearance on Simons Pass Station in the Mackenzie Country. “The decision of the Court released yesterday means that Simons Pass now needs to apply for resource consents from Mackenzie District Council to irrigate large parts of the property. If the leaseholder goes ahead with an application it will be a discretionary consent and will…