EDS calls for donations to support 2 key areas of New Zealand: Mackenzie Country & Te Mata Peak

EDS calls for donations to support 2 key areas of New Zealand: Mackenzie Country & Te Mata Peak
23 Feb

2018 will see big battles over some of our country’s most valued places. A new government offers fresh opportunities for reform. And with your help, EDS will continue to be at the forefront of positive action for our environment. A focus for EDS is protecting the scenery and ecology that makes New Zealand unique in the world. It’s tough and challenging work that embraces education, litigation and policy development, and…

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GIVEALITTLE: Raising funds for EDS riding the Tour Aotearoa Read full post…
22 Feb

GIVEALITTLE: Raising funds for EDS riding the Tour Aotearoa

David Jones & John Boulton are cycling the length of New Zealand to help protect its natural environment. They are undertaking the Tour Aotearoa brevet which is a self-supported 3,000km bike trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. With participation in the brevet, each rider must offset all carbon emissions from transport to and from the event. In addition, each cyclist donates $100 to a charity of choice and are encouraged to…

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21 Feb

Media Release: EDS Welcomes Mackenzie Country Report but calls for urgent action

EDS says that the Mackenzie Basin Agency Alignment Report, released yesterday, is an important step forward in the fight to save the Mackenzie Country from large-scale dairy intensification. “The review, which looked at how the government agencies involved in the Basin could work together to achieve better environmental outcomes, makes some very useful recommendations,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. Land Information NZ, Environment Canterbury, Mackenzie and Waitaki District Councils and…

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14 Feb

Media Release: EDS happy with Minister’s approach on King Salmon

EDS has expressed support for the approach being taken by the Minister of Fisheries on the King Salmon report and recommendations that he released today. The special hearings panel has recommended that he approve 3 of 6 sites. The 3 recommended for refusal are ones that EDS opposed on landscape and ecological grounds. “The report is the product of a controversial fast-track process initiated by the previous Minister, which cut…

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11 Feb

Media Release: EDS releases first working paper from Resource Management Reform Project

EDS has released its first working paper as part of its RM Reform Project. The project is taking a first principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system operates and will provide an evidence-based perspective on how it could be improved for the coming decades. “The RM system had its genesis in the 1980s and New Zealand has undergone massive changes since then. That is why EDS is examining…

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09 Feb

EDS Submission on the Hauraki Gulf & Bay of Plenty Crayfish Stock

EDS has made a submission on the review of sustainability measures applied to the CRA2 Quota Management Area as set in the Ministry of Primary Industries' Discussion Paper No.: 2018/02. EDS submits that among other action that is required, the Minister should close the CRA2 fishery and require a fuller stock assessment be undertaken in two years’ time (2019) after obtaining additional information and addressing the matters raised above.Read the…