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22 Jun

Media statement: EDS delighted to finally see Government action on Sea Change

The Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation today jointly released the Government’s Strategy in response to the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. The Strategy includes a range of measures including providing greater marine protection and improved fisheries management. “We’ve waited a long time for government action on the Hauraki Gulf plan”, said EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart, “so I am delighted to finally see a…

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09 Jun

History is being made today: final Climate Commission report says net zero is doable

EDS congratulates the Climate Commission He Pou a Rangi on the release of its final Advice Report to Government, Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa under the provisions of the Climate Change Response Act 2002. “The Commission’s final report has taken into account more than 15,000 submissions from members of the public and key interest groups, including from the Environmental Defence Society (EDS),” said EDS CEO Gary…

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28 May

Media release: EDS welcomes surprise advice from New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd

In an unexpected communication, EDS has been advised by the Chief Executive of New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd (NZAS), Stewart Hamilton, that the company has made some fresh commitments to responsibly manage the waste products from its operations. “Late last year EDS commenced legal proceedings against NZAS seeking urgent removal of Ouvea Premix from a flood-prone site at Mataura. These proceedings settled recently with an agreement to remove the material…

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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