Media Release: EDS strongly supports call for Climate Commission

27 Jul

The Environmental Defence Society has strongly endorsed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for the establishment of a Climate Commission. That is a key outcome of her new report Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress, and predictability. “As the Commissioner says, addressing climate change is a long game, covering generations. To plan, implement and monitor progress requires a dedicated entity, properly resourced and mandated,” said EDS…

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19 Jul

Media Release: EDS critical of tenure review process in Mackenzie Country

In an extensive submission to Land Information New Zealand on the tenure review proposal for Simons Pass Station in the Mackenzie Country, the Environmental Defence Society has identified fundamental errors of law in how decisions are being made on tenure review. “EDS is concerned those errors have been persistent through a number of recent tenure reviews. The approach by the Commissioner of Crown Lands reflects an arcane process that has…

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14 Jul

Wyland Foundation: Dive New Zealand magazine recognition award

ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Raewyn Peart has just been awarded the 2017 Wyland Foundation Recognition Award. To have a dream and to see it materialise into a reality is one of life’s joys. In 2002 it occurred to the team at Dive New Zealand/ Dive Pacific magazines that there were many people who have or who are unselfishly contributing huge amounts of time and effort for no real…

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14 Jul

Troubled Waters: NZ Geographic

Swimmable rivers or more hooves on pastures—is there a way of improving water quality without paralysing the primary sector? Or has agriculture reached an environmental tipping point? Read the full article here.

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28 Jun

Media Release: New study prepares for RMA shake-up

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE SOCIETY AND NEW ZEALAND LAW FOUNDATION New study prepares for RMA shake-up A major review of New Zealand’s environmental management system has been launched in anticipation of fundamental reform of the Resource Management Act. The Environmental Defence Society review launched today, New Zealand’s Resource Management Law: the Next Generation, is made possible by $356,000 of New Zealand Law Foundation funding. The 18-month project will study New Zealand experience…

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15 Jun

EDS welcomes acceptance of its Mackenzie Country initiative 

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the acceptance by key agencies of its proposal for a comprehensive and independent review of the management of the Mackenzie Country. The initiative is a co-operative one including the Department of Conservation, Land Information New Zealand, Environment Canterbury, Waitaki District Council and Mackenzie District Council. “This is a really important step for forward for the Mackenzie Basin at a time when the current management…