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30 Nov

Media Statement: EDS calls for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act to be beefed up

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better protect the landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf Islands. The report is one of a series of case studies EDS is undertaking as part of a broader investigation into landscape protection in New Zealand. EDS has already released case study reports on the Mackenzie Basin,…

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24 Nov

EDS calls for independent body to oversee the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area

In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for beefed up  oversight of the Waitākere Ranges. The report is one of a series of case studies EDS is undertaking as part of a broader investigation into landscape protection in New Zealand. EDS has already released case study reports on the Mackenzie Basin and tourism and landscape protection. Co-authored by EDS Solicitor Cordelia Woodhouse, lawyer Shay…

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16 Nov

Climate Change + Business Conference: livestream recording available to delegates

A big thank you to all who attended and participated in the conference. If you regsitered as a delegate, either in-person or via livestream, recordings are available for you to access until Friday 27 November. After that time, we will make them available to the general public. If you don't have the link and passwords for access, just contact Fiona and she will forward them to you

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03 Nov

Media Release: EDS pleasantly surprised by some Cabinet decisions

The Cabinet line-up for environment, conservation and climate change is extremely encouraging, says the Environmental Defence Society. “David Parker was always a shoo-in for the environment portfolio, given Labour’s commitment to reform of the resource management system. Those changes will be deep and wide-ranging. There’s no one better to meet that challenge especially given the heroic timeframe for implementation,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “What’s a big surprise is that…

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16 Oct

Media Release: Party environment policies now on the record

Whichever party leads the next government, we now have key environment and conservation commitments on the record. At the RMLA / EDS political seminar last evening in Auckland, party spokespersons were quizzed on their policy settings. “The idea was to drill down beneath the headlines into some detail in front of an expert audience present in person and online,” said seminar moderator Gary Taylor. “Our motivation in holding the event…

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06 Oct

EDS News October 2020

New date for EDS / RMLA political seminar EDS Young Lawyer Fund Climate Change and Business Conference 2020 next month EDS v NZ Aluminium Smelters Ltd Review of Forestry NES RM Reform Read all the updates in EDS"s latest October 2020 Newsletter