Media Release: EDS looks forward to RM System Review now underway

11 Sep

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased that the Government has announced membership of its Resource Management Review Panel. The Review was announced by Hon David Parker in June this year and is to develop a modern, fit-for-purpose resource management system. The Minister has announced that the following experts are to work with chairperson, Hon Tony Randerson QC, on the review: Amelia Linzey, who is a planner and the Senior…

Read full post…

Read full post…
05 Sep

Media Release: Freshwater reforms looking good but industry self-management options need rejecting

EDS compliments the Government on the release of its discussion document Action for Healthy Waterways. This report seeks public feedback on further initiatives for freshwater management and follows work undertaken over the past 18 months by four expert groups. It is the latest in a series of reforms proposed by successive governments over the past 10 years. “The discussion document reflects input from the Freshwater Leaders Group (FLG), Kāhui Wai…

Read full post…
04 Sep

Media Statement: EDS launches new framework for marine spatial planning

The Environmental Defence Society today launched its report Healthy Seas: Implementing Marine Spatial Planning in New Zealand. Co-authored by Kelsey Serjeant and Raewyn Peart, the report proposes a new legal and policy framework to support the implementation of marine spatial planning (MSP) throughout New Zealand.  “MSP has proved its worth and is now being undertaken in at least 70 countries around the world,” said EDS Policy Director and report co-author…

EDS Staff Honoured at Investiture Ceremony at Government House Read full post…
03 Sep

EDS Staff Honoured at Investiture Ceremony at Government House

EDS congratulates 2 of its staff who were awarded Honours at an Investiture Ceremony at Government House today. Gary Taylor was awarded a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to the environment and resource management and Raewyn Peart was awarded a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to environmental and conservation policy.

THROUGH NEW EYES: Conference videos available now Read full post…
01 Aug

THROUGH NEW EYES: Conference videos available now

Thanks to everyone who joined us for EDS's 2019 conference.  The speaker videos and presentations are now available on the EDS website. A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors for your support. We couldn't do it without you! Go to videos now....

Read full post…
04 Aug

Media Release: EDS Welcomes New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy Discussion Document

EDS welcomes the release of Te koiroa o te koiroa – Our shared vision for living with nature, a discussion document seeking feedback on New Zealand’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 -2030. The strategy will give effect to New Zealand’s international obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity. “Environment Aotearoa 2019 painted a sad story of the state of biodiversity in New Zealand,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “Almost two thirds of…