DONATE TO EDS'S TE MATA HIGH COURT CASE

DONATE TO EDS'S TE MATA HIGH COURT CASE

DONATE TO EDS'S HIGH COURT CASE RE TE MATA  CREDIT CARD To make a donation using your credit card, please complete the online form. A tax receipt will be emailed to you. Donate via credit card here. ONLINE BANKING  If you would like to make a donation directly into our bank account our details are below. Please email us if you would like to recieve a tax receipt. Email manager@eds.org.nz.…

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03 Jul

Media Release: EDS to file High Court proceedings re Te Mata Peak 

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will file proceedings in the High Court at Napier later this week challenging the decision-making process that led to Craggy Range Vineyards building a track across the face of Te Mata Peak. The proceedings name Hastings District Council and Craggy Range Vineyards as first and second defendants. Waimarama Marae is supporting the case. EDS will argue that the decision to approve the track was unlawful…

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26 Jun

Media Release: Latest Land and Water Forum Report released

The Land and Water Forum publicly released its most recent report today.  The report is the fifth since the Forum was set up at the initiative of the Environmental Defence Society in 2009. “This is the Forum’s first report to the Labour-led Government and directly responds to a series of questions from the Ministers for the Environment and Agriculture,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “The Report’s recommendations focus on speeding…

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15 Jun

Media Release: EDS supports Visitor Levy

The Environmental Defence Society supports the Government’s proposal to introduce a targeted Visitor Levy to apply at the New Zealand border. The Minister of Tourism has announced a proposed levy of $25-35 for inbound visitors to New Zealand with an expected annual return of $57-80 million. The funds will be spent on tourism infrastructure and conservation. “EDS has been supportive of such a levy for some time. It makes sense…

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15 Jun

Media Relase: EDS welcomes National’s support for Climate Commission

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed National’s commitment to the development of an independent Climate Commission. “Simon Bridges quite rightly says that it’s vital with such a long-lived policy challenge to get the right institutional arrangements in place and for them to endure over time,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “That is consistent with advice from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and the Productivity Commission. It is also common…

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06 Jun

Minister mulls clamp on commissioner

Read the full article on newsroom.co.nz. A shake-up might be on the way for the management of Crown-owned high country farms, in the wake of a controversy involving a Mackenzie Basin irrigation pipeline. David Williams reports. Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage refuses to rule out reining in the Commissioner of Crown Lands after an irrigation pipeline for a massive dairy conversion was carved across public conservation land. Sage’s silence comes…