EDS draft submission on Clean Water consultation document released

21 Apr

EDS draft submission on Clean Water consultation document released EDS has released its draft submission on the clean water consultation document for public comment & feedback before finalising it. “We are taking the opportunity to seek feedback from others on our submission because in many respects this is a vital last chance to get freshwater reform on the right track,” said Gary Taylor, EDS Chief Executive. “The consultation process needs to…

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18 Apr

Media Release: Environment Court calls for pause on tenure review in Mackenzie Country

On Thursday last week the Environment Court issued its long-awaited decision on plan change 13 to the Mackenzie District Plan. The purpose of PC13 is to insert provisions into the district plan to protect the Mackenzie Basin’s outstanding natural landscapes and ecology. “The Court was faced with a complex set of issues exacerbated by the time the proceedings have taken: this plan process started in 2007,” said Gary Taylor, EDS’s…

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10 Apr

Are you EDS's new Resource Management Policy Advisor?

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will be shortly embarking on a major project to review New Zealand’s entire resource management system and identify options for fundamental reform. This will include canvassing emerging resource management challenges, reviewing innovative approaches internationally and tapping into the collective knowledge and experience in New Zealand. We are seeking to employ a Resource Management Policy Advisor for 18 months to assist with this challenging project, based…

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07 Apr

EDS Funding Appeal: Marlborough Sounds and Mackenzie Country

Protecting the environment, our special landscapes and the places that are so important to New Zealanders is an ongoing battle.  Win one skirmish and almost always another one looms. That is why we are so grateful for all our wonderful supporters who contributed to our last request for support, and why we are asking once again. We are still fighting hard to preserve two iconic parts of New Zealand. The…

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05 Apr

Case for change to build New Zealand’s prosperity

The need for a cohesive strategy to drive reform of the country’s resource management and planning systems is now vital for New Zealand’s prosperity, says a coalition of like-minded organisations. For some time the EMA, Property Council New Zealand, Infrastructure New Zealand and the Environmental Defence Society have been working together to build a case for change on how to provide for the nation’s growth and development within acceptable environmental…

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03 Apr

Media Release: Fish & Game and EDS welcome court decision on implementation of Horizons One Plan

Fish & Game and EDS have welcomed the release of the Environment Court’s favourable decision on implementation of the Horizons Regional Council’s One Plan. “Fish and Game and EDS sought declarations from the Environment Court because we did not believe Horizons was implementing the One Plan in a lawful manner,” said Fish & Game’s CEO Bryce Johnson. “Consent examples we had reviewed showed that Horizons was issuing multiple consents for intensive farming…