2018

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

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…

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…

Crayfish quota management in the Gulf a failure

Article in the New Zealand Herald by Raewyn Peart
There are increasing signs that our fisheries management system is broken. The sad fate of the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty crayfish stock (CRA2) is a case in point. It was supposedly under the watchful eye and care of the Ministry for Primary Industries. But a recently released consultation document…

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…

Mackenzie divisions as wide as ever

Article by David Williams on newsroom. The businessman behind a huge dairy operation being created in the Mackenzie Basin is firing barbs at an Environment Court judge and a green group. David Williams reports.
Dunedin accountant Murray Valentine has been methodical and meticulous in planning for a $100-million-plus dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Basin.
Valentine, the owner of Simons Pass…

Last updated at 3:57PM on February 23, 2018