Media Release: Settlement reached over Mackenzie Country court case

Media Release: Settlement reached over Mackenzie Country court case
22 Dec

The Mackenzie District Council and the Environmental Defence Society have reached an agreement that settles EDS’s Declaration Proceedings regarding land conversion in the Mackenzie District. The settlement involves a commitment from the Council, subject to its statutory duties, to introduce a Plan Change before Christmas that will temporarily suspend the exemption provisions from its district plan for a period of 12 months. The expectation is that within that time completely…

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EDS Submission: The Future of Our Fisheries Consultation Read full post…
20 Dec

EDS Submission: The Future of Our Fisheries Consultation

EDS submitted on the Future of Our Fisheries consultation document. Read EDS's submission.

Seachange: Gulf plan a 'major achievement' Read full post…
07 Dec

Seachange: Gulf plan a 'major achievement'

The Hauraki Gulf document addresses the underlying causes of habitat degradation, poor water quality and fisheries depletion. Media coverage of the launch: Radio NZ  NZ Herald (Jamie Morton) NZ Herald (Gary Taylor)  TV3 – Newshub  Scoop Independent News  Radio NZ interview  It's a historic moment: the Seachange Tai Timu Tai Pari process has delivered New Zealand's first marine spatial plan. This is a major achievement, not to be underestimated. In a…

EDS launches appeal for funds to protect our outstanding natural landscapes Read full post…
06 Dec

EDS launches appeal for funds to protect our outstanding natural landscapes

Help protect our outstanding landscapes New Zealand’s landscapes define us.  They are precious to our national identity and provide the offering that drives the tourist industry, now our biggest export earner. But they are vulnerable, and incremental development is destroying them. EDS has long been a champion of landscape protection, working behind the scenes to ensure that regional and district plans protect these special areas. It’s a tough demanding task…

A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT: a compelling new book celebrating the Hauraki Gulf Read full post…
09 Dec

A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT: a compelling new book celebrating the Hauraki Gulf

Included in the New Zealand Listener's Top 100 Books for 2016 Included in the New Zealand Herald's Best Books of the Year The first print run has sold out! The second print run will be here in time for Christmas - due 15 December - so you can book your copy online now and have it in time for Christmas! ‘The Story of the Hauraki Gulf’, is a high quality,…

Media release: EDS supports a better future for our fishing Read full post…
13 Nov

Media release: EDS supports a better future for our fishing

The Ministry for Primary Industries has released a consultation document ‘The Future of Our Fishing’ as part of its ongoing review of the fisheries management system. “It’s great to see MPI exploring ways to improve our fisheries management system,” said EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart. “The Quota Management System has been in place for over 30 years and has long been overdue for an overhaul. “The consultation document covers a…