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30 Mar

EDS News March – April 2021

EDS calls for native afforestation to be prioritized by Climate Commission Conservation Law Project nears end of phase 1 Jobs at EDS: Senior Policy Analyst and Office Manager Read all the updates in EDS"s latest  March-April 2021 Newsletter

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23 Mar

Media Release: EDS welcomes new science advice on commercial fishing but more is needed

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard yesterday released a report on the Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand which was prepared on the request of the Prime Minister.  The report contains a set of recommendations including the development of an Oceans Strategic Action Plan, applying an ecosystems approach to fisheries management, refining the regulatory framework for fisheries management, establishing a centralised data platform, and…

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05 Mar

EDS News March 2021

Big win against Rio Tinto in Southland Resource Management Reforms EDS’s 50th anniversary year will be busier than ever Staff changes Landscape project completed EDS Conference, Christchurch, August 2021 Climate Commission, Forestry and Farming Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill and tenure review Climate Change and Business Conference, Auckland, October 2021 Read all the updates in EDS's latest March 2021 Newsletter

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23 Feb

Media Release: EDS calls for improved landscape protection in resource management reforms

EDS calls for improved landscape protection in resource management reforms.   In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for significant strengthening of the landscape management system in Aotearoa New Zealand.   Caring for the Landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand is the final Synthesis Report from EDS’s 18 month, in-depth investigation into landscape management. EDS has already released case study reports on Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks…

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19 Feb

Media Release: EDS seeks reset of forestry policy to support Banks Peninsula indigenous regeneration

EDS seeks reset of forestry policy to support Banks Peninsula indigenous regeneration In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a reset of government forestry policy to support indigenous forest regeneration on Banks Peninsula and dis-incentivise exotic forestry expansion. The report is the final in a series of case studies EDS has undertaken as part of a broader investigation into landscape protection in Aotearoa…

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02 Feb

Media Release: Environmental Defence Society secures removal of dangerous ouvea premix from Mataura

Legal proceedings initiated by EDS have resulted in a Court-facilitated agreement between the various parties that means the ouvea premix stored at the old Mataura Paper Mill is to be removed back to the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter site. “We brought proceedings in the Environment Court last year because we considered that New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd (NZAS) was responsible for the continued safe handling of the premix, which posed significant…