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The Story of the HAURAKI GULF

By Raewyn Peart

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MORE COPIES ARRIVING 15 DECEMBER! ORDER NOW AND WE'LL DELIVER PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS.

This very special publication is a social, environmental and cultural celebration of the Hauraki Gulf, and is the story of our association with this remarkable place. The book tells the story of the Hauraki Gulf from first discovery up until the present day.

The book has been produced in a very attractive full-colour, coffee table format with over 300 historic and contemporary photographs, drawings, nautical charts and maps. It will be a book to enjoy and treasure over time. It will also make an excellent gift.

To order bulk lots of the book (10 copies or more) at a discounted rate, contact Fiona via email or phone the EDS office on 09 480 2565.

Further information about the book, and updates on the launch programme, can be found at www.haurakigulfstory.com.

What other are saying about the book:

“With its lovely maps and photos and prose as clear as glass, the book just kept opening up. This is a wonderful book.”  Geoff Chapple, NZ Listener

“This is a beautiful tribute to a stunning part of New Zealand, and one that we should all have on our shelves.” Boat Books

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Pathways to Prosperity: safeguarding biodiversity in development

By Dr Marie A Brown

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New Zealand’s world-renowned natural heritage is in crisis, and efforts to safeguard it in a development context can be fraught. New Zealand relies on thriving biodiversity as it underpins our prosperity and substantial change is needed to turn the negative trends around. In the near term, much opportunity exists to enhance outcomes through improvements in existing policy and practice and other innovations.

Generously supported with funding from the New Zealand Law Foundation.

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Sustainable Seas

By Lucy Brake and Raewyn Peart

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This full colour, 400-page soft-cover publication, provides the first comprehensive guide to the management of New Zealand’s marine environment.

New Zealand has jurisdiction over a very large, varied and productive marine environment. It is of enormous economic, social and cultural importance to New Zealanders. With increasing interest in using and developing marine resources it is critical that we manage this marine area well.

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Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis

By Marie A Brown, R T Theo Stephens, Raewyn Peart and Bevis Fedder

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New Zealand’s remarkable indigenous biodiversity is fragile and it’s in crisis. This book presents an exhaustive analysis of New Zealand’s biodiversity loss and its conservation.

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Dolphins of Aotearoa: Living with New Zealand Dolphins**

By Raewyn Peart

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** Shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize

Dolphins of Aotearoa explores the ongoing relationship between humans and dolphins in New Zealand. Over this nation’s rich history, numerous people, both Māori and Pakeha, have sought out dolphins and significant numbers of dolphins have sought out people. This book tells the stories of many of these remarkable encounters.

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Caring for Our Coast

By Lucy Brake and Raewyn Peart

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An EDS guide to managing coastal development

New Zealand has a long, varied and spectacular coastline. It supports a diverse range of habitats and species and is of enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic importance to New Zealanders. With the growing pressures and threats facing this country’s coastal environment, we are at risk of losing many of these significant values.

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Treasuring Our Biodiversity

By Raewyn Peart and Lucy Brake

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An EDS Guide to the protection of New Zealand’s indigenous habitats and species

New Zealand has particularly high levels of biodiversity but a very poor record of conserving it. This Guide is designed to assist people who want to achieve better biodiversity outcomes as well as those whose activities impact on New Zealand’s indigenous habitats and species. 

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Wonders of the Sea: The Protection of New Zealand’s Marine Mammals

By Kate Mulcahy & Raewyn Peart

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This publication investigates how New Zealand's current legislative framework has been applied in practice to address conflicts between human activity and marine mammals. It should be read by all those who want to better understand the threats currently facing New Zealand's marine mammals and what can be done about them.

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Safeguarding Our Oceans

By Kate Mulcahy, Raewyn Peart and Abbie Bull

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This book is no longer available in hard copy. You can download the book in individual chapters. View the options here.

New Zealand is fortunate to have a very large and biodiverse marine area, hosting over 17,000 known marine species, with many thousands yet to be discovered. But this rich variety of marine life is coming under increasing pressure. Three endemic marine mammals are threatened, as are over sixty per cent of ocean-going seabirds and many species of sharks and marine invertebrates. 

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Strengthening Second Generation Regional Policy Statements

By Raewyn Peart and Peter Reaburn

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Regional policy statements were some of the earliest documents prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991 when it came into force almost 20 years ago.  Many are now under review with second generation documents being prepared.

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Castles in the Sand: What's happening to the New Zealand coast?

By Raewyn Peart

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Castles in the Sand tells the story of the New Zealand coast ─ what it means to New Zealanders and what we need to do to care for it for future generations. It describes the natural history of the coast, the ways it was utilised by Maori and European settlers, and the extraordinary post-war era of bach-building. 

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Beyond the Tide

By Raewyn Peart

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Beyond the Tide: Integrating the management of New Zealand's coasts

Based on a detailed study of the Hauraki Gulf and the Kaipara Harbour the report investigates how the coast is currently managed and ways in which management can be strengthened in the future. The report is essential reading for everyone with an interest in better management of New Zealand's coast.

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Beyond the Resource Management Act

By Collated by Raewyn Peart

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Beyond the Resource Management Act Conference Proceedings

An in-depth exploration of the Resource Management Act.

These proceedings bring together a considered body of thought on the performance of the Resource Management Act. They include a wide range of high quality papers from both international and local commentators and should be of considerable interest to everyone concerned with the effective design and implementation of environmental legislation in New Zealand.

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Looking Out To Sea

By Raewyn Peart

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New Zealand as a model for ocean governance

New Zealand is blessed with a vast ocean, which teems with life and is the source of valuable oil, gas and minerals. New Zealanders are passionate about their ocean. It plays an important role in the nation's social, cultural and economic well-being.

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Landscape Planning Guide for Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

By Raewyn Peart

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This Guide is designed to provide assistance to regional councils and territorial authorities in addressing landscape management issues in their policy statements and plans under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).  The RMA recognises the importance of providing for the protection and management of natural and cultural landscapes.  The Guide focuses on addressing landscape management issues arising in peri-urban and rural areas.

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A Place to Stand

By Raewyn Peart

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This report explores the catastrophic loss of New Zealand's special places to inappropriate subdivision and development.  It follows on from Reclaiming Our Heritage: the New Zealand Landscape Conference that was held in July 2003.  That event began to scope the scale of the problem and highlight some of the key issues.  This report builds on that base and provides the first comprehensive look at the impact of the loss of landscape on our cultural identity and economic well-being.

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Reclaiming Our Heritage: the NZ Landscape Conference

By Various

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Proceedings of The New Zealand Landscape Conference 25-26 July 2003

Co-hosted with the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects.

The New Zealand Landscape Conference was the first conference organised by the Environmental Defence Society.  The conference brought together resource management professionals, real estate professionals, lawyers, planners, conservationists, Māori, developers, local and regional government, landscape architects, coastal specialists and those with an interest in our outstanding landscapes. This event really put landscape issues on the map.

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Seachange 05 - managing our coastal waters and oceans

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Proceedings available on CD from the Environmental Defence Society, 2005

In November 2005 EDS gathered together a group of over 150 delegates to examine what would be required for New Zealand to be a world leader in oceans governance.

Rather than publish the proceedings we have made papers (where they were provided) available to download from this site.  This is a free service. You can also support EDS and our work by purchasing a copy of the proceedings which we have collated on a CD.

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New Zealand Coastal Conference 2005

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New Zealand Coastal Conference - Development and Conservation of our Coasts and Lakesides

Available on CD from the Environmental Defence Society, 2004.

The New Zealand Coastal Conference brought together resource management professionals, real estate professionals, lawyers, planners, conservationists, Māori, developers, local and regional government, landscape architects, coastal specialists and those with an interest in our coastal areas and lakeshores.

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Last updated at 8:59AM on November 29, 2016