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

19 Jul

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…

Troubled Waters: NZ Geographic Read full post…
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…

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01 Jun

Tipping Points Conference: The Future of Farming

CONFERENCE SESSION 3: THE FUTURE OF FARMING As we face technology disruption and reach environmental limits, what does the future of farming look like in New Zealand? Can we adapt and apply new models or might New Zealand become the ‘Detroit’ of agriculture? We will hear about the future of food from agricultural futurist Dr Rosie Bosworth, alternative farming models from Landcorp boss Steven Carden and farming within environmental limits…