EDS Newsletter: March 2020

EDS Newsletter: March 2020
26 Mar

EDS's latest newsletter: March 2020 New Office Arrangements The EDS office has closed and staff are working from their respective homes in Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington. We are all set up with good connectivity and are sticking as closely to normal as possible in these unprecedented times. This newsletter will briefly outline key activities underway including policy research aimed at generating helpful reform ideas for when we emerge from…

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25 Mar

UPDATE: EDS office & staff availability

During the Covid-19 crisis EDS will be working as normally as possible, although staff will all be working from our respective homes. A newsletter setting out more detail about our work programmes will be available on our website here shortly. The best way to contact us is by email. Our email format is [first name]@eds.org.nz. Kind wishes to everyone. Kia kaha. You can see more on each of our staff…

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15 Feb

Food for our Future: EDS Conference 2020 CANCELLED

COVID-19: due to the coronaviris situation, the 2020 conference has been cancelled.  Our intention is to run the event in August 2021. We would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes to you all during this uncertain period.  Kia kaha.

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10 Mar

Media Release: EDS concerned about National’s pyrotechnics

EDS is concerned about the recent announcement by Hon Simon Bridges, Leader of the Opposition, in which he has promised a “bonfire of regulations” if elected later in the year. Mr Bridges has said this “will ensure we get rid of 100 regulations in our first six months and that for every regulation introduced, two are removed.” There would be a dedicated Minister for Regulatory Reduction.  “It is a big…

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03 Mar

Media Release: EDS seeking funding for High Court case on Mackenzie Country dairy conversion

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is fighting a High Court appeal by Simons Pass Station Ltd regarding the consenting pathway for further expansion of intensive dairying in the Mackenzie Country. “The appeal brought by Simons Pass Station Ltd is seeking to overturn an Environment Court decision that granted declarations sought by Mackenzie District Council as to the correct activity status for agricultural conversion consents on the property,” said EDS CEO…

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14 Feb

Media Release: EDS submission on the Urban Development Bill calls for stronger environmental safeguards

EDS has filed its submission on the Urban Development Bill. The Bill is a companion piece to last year’s Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities Act, which established Kāinga Ora as a government developer and landlord. What the Urban Development Bill now seeks to do is to position this entity as an urban development authority and endow it with a suite of powers to enable it to undertake urban development at…