Media Release: EDS files proceedings against New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd

06 Jul

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is filing Declaration Proceedings in the Environment Court today (Monday) concerning the storage of ouvea premix at sites on Kana Street, Mataura, Southland. The Mataura sites were nearly inundated with floodwaters in February sparking a civil defence emergency. New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited’s (NZAS) aluminium processing produces a by-product called dross. Dross can be subjected to an aluminium recovery and recycling process. One of the…

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26 Jun

Media release: Leading Climate Change and Business Conference confirmed for October in Auckland

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased to be proceeding with its annual Climate Change and Business Conference in October this year. “We are delighted to confirm that our event will go ahead as planned. It will be held in Auckland on 6-7 October 2020. Feedback from conference supporters is strongly in favour of holding an in-person conference, though we will also offer livestreaming registration options,” said Conference Organiser Fiona…

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18 Jun

EDS News June 2020

EDS SUBMISSION ON COVID-19 FAST TRACK BILL CALLS FOR CHANGES:  MACKENZIE HIGH COURT CASE HEARING:  Read all the updates in EDS's latest June 2020 Newsletter.

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10 Jun

Media statement: EDS seeks a better future for the Mackenzie Country

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for better protection of the Mackenzie Country through improved use of existing management tools as well as 2 new key initiatives: the establishment of a Mackenzie Drylands Protected Area, comprising publicly-owned land; and the creation of a Mackenzie Basin Heritage Landscape which would provide an extra protective layer over the balance of the Basin combined with substantial…

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28 May

Media Release: Freshwater reforms delivered mostly as promised

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the announcement by Ministers David Parker, Damien O’Connor and James Shaw this morning of the much-awaited freshwater reforms. “This package of changes to the present regulatory settings largely delivers on election promises to deal to pollution of our rivers, lakes, streams, estuaries and wetlands. Those commitments followed strong calls from the wider public for more integrity behind our clean, green brand,” said EDS…

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19 May

EDS Newsletter: May 2020

EDS's latest newsletter: May 2020 New Office Arrangements Consistent with Level 2 obligations, the EDS office has reopened – though some staff are choosing to still work from home. Our financial position is manageable in spite of losing some revenue from the cancelled EDS Conference. Support for specific projects and cases is more than usually welcome, however, with donations able to be made via our website. The team at EDS is…