Media Release: EDS commends OECD Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand

Media Release: EDS commends OECD Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand
21 Mar

The Environmental Defence Society has lauded the OECD's Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand 2017, which was released earlier today. “The OECD has produced a hard-hitting Review which should act as a wake-up call for the current Government," said EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart. “The Review confirms that the country is currently on the wrong economic track, relying on increasing agricultural production to boost exports at the expense of greenhouse…

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20 Mar

Auckland Writers Festival: Raewyn Peart features with her book The Story of the Hauraki Gulf

Raewyn features in two events run during the Auckland Writers Festival. Hear her speak at the Auckland Art Gallery or try a trip out on the Gulf with her... Hurrah Hauraki Saturday 20 May: 11:45am – 12:45pm Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium See more about the event on the Festival page here Take to the Gulf Wednesday 17 May: 9:00am – 2:30pm See more about the event on the Festival page here

Latest EDS News now available - March 2017 Read full post…
12 Mar

Latest EDS News now available - March 2017

There's lots happening! Here's what we touch on in our latest newsletter... King Salmon Round 2; Mackenzie Country; Last Line of Defence; Port Gore under pressure again; New Chums threat from RLAB; ELA Fund troubles; Freshwater reforms; Seachange; Tipping Points Read more.

Media Release: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill gives free rein to subdivision Read full post…
09 Mar

Media Release: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill gives free rein to subdivision

EDS has reviewed the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill that was reported back to Parliament earlier this week. “It appears as if a number of the provisions that were of concern to EDS have been removed from the Bill. These include some but not all of the Ministerial override powers,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “However there are still provisions that enable Ministerial override of local council plans that seem excessive.…

EDS releases ground-breaking research into environmental compliance Read full post…
28 Feb

EDS releases ground-breaking research into environmental compliance

Article in the Dominion Post. The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has today released its new report ‘Last Line of Defence: compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealand’s environmental law’ by Senior Policy Analyst Dr Marie Brown. The report highlights concerning weaknesses and calls for significant improvements across a range of agencies. “In our view environmental compliance is an important but overlooked stage of the policy cycle,” said EDS CEO Gary…

Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality Read full post…
27 Feb

Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality

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…