Fresh focus needed on climate change governance

Fresh focus needed on climate change governance
22 Sep

Article for Pure Advantage September Newsletter By Gary Taylor The debate about what to do to address climate change continues unabated in New Zealand and around the world. Whilst high-level goals have been set in Paris, there remain many questions about how to achieve them. In New Zealand we have a plethora of opinions from a large number of interest groups: government should toughen up the ETS; government should scrap…

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Media Release: Environmental Groups support Government on the Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary Read full post…
15 Sep

Media Release: Environmental Groups support Government on the Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary

Representatives of leading environmental groups have reaffirmed their strong support for the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. The groups include Greenpeace, WWF, Forest & Bird, the Environmental Defence Society and Ecologic. Greenpeace Executive Director Dr Russel Norman said that he backed the Government’s determination to create the Sanctuary in spite of strong resistance from the fishing industry. “The Kermadec proposal will be the largest ever marine protected area in our jurisdiction. It…

Relentless Hauraki Gulf advocate and author wins the 2016 Holdaway Award Read full post…
14 Sep

Relentless Hauraki Gulf advocate and author wins the 2016 Holdaway Award

Author Raewyn Peart has been announced the winner of the 2016 Holdaway Award for leadership in and around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The award was presented at the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s annual marine park seminar today. Raewyn is the author of The Story of the Hauraki Gulf, a 368-page illustrated book charting the discovery, transformation and restoration of the Hauraki Gulf. The book was three years in production and…

Media Release: EDS and Fish & Game to file proceedings against Horizons Read full post…
14 Sep

Media Release: EDS and Fish & Game to file proceedings against Horizons

The Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game New Zealand are going to the Environment Court to challenge the way Horizons Regional Council is implementing its One Plan. The One Plan is designed to manage natural resources throughout the Horizons’ region of Whanganui and Manawatu, with particular emphasis on tackling pollution, improving water quality and preserving environmental diversity. While the One Plan was hailed as “precedent setting” when it was first…

Media Release: Compelling new book celebrates the Hauraki Gulf Read full post…
12 Sep

Media Release: Compelling new book celebrates the Hauraki Gulf

The Environmental Defence Society tonight launches ‘The Story of the Hauraki Gulf’, a high quality, hard-covered, coffee-table book published by David Bateman Limited. Authored by EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart, the book is a celebration of our long association with the Hauraki Gulf. “Like many of us, I grew up enjoying the wonders of the Hauraki Gulf. During the 1970s, our family spent the summer holidays cruising the Gulf and…

Conservation land safe from commercial interests Read full post…
31 Aug

Conservation land safe from commercial interests

The Court of Appeal has agreed with Forest & Bird that DOC's decision to swap specially protected Ruahine Forest Park land by downgrading its status to allow the Ruataniwha Dam is unlawful. “This decision is a major victory for New Zealand's specially protected lands. This land swap would have set a precedent for up to 1 million hectares of specially protected conservation land, which includes forest parks, conservation parks, and ecological…