NEW DATES: Climate Change + Business Conference 2020 Read full post…
08 Sep

NEW DATES: Climate Change + Business Conference 2020

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE + BUSINESS CONFERENCE 11-12 NOVEMBER 2020 We are pleased to announce that we have secured new dates to host the 2020 Climate Change + Business Conference: Redefining Our Future. Mark your diaries: CCBC 2020 will now convene on 11-12 November 2020 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. This premier climate change event is bringing together a diverse range of voices on climate action across…

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05 Sep

Media Release: EDS commends the protection of new land in the Te Manahuna / Mackenzie Country

Today the Minister of Conservation and of Land Information, Hon Eugenie Sage, announced the legal protection of 11,800ha of new conservation land on the floor of Te Manahuna / Mackenzie Basin, as part of the Tu Te Rakiwhanoa Drylands initiative. The new protected land includes 1,792ha of Ōhau Downs station purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund, 4,332ha of Simons Pass Station acquired through tenure review and the transfer of freehold…

Reform of the RM System: the Urban Context FULL REPORT Read full post…
20 Aug

Reform of the RM System: the Urban Context FULL REPORT

EDS has today released its full report outlining the key points of Phase 3 of its resource management system reform project. This looks at system reform through an urban lens – how it would play out in the context of our towns and cities. It calls for the creation of new legislation to replace the Resource Management Act. Phase 3 builds upon the two previous phases of the work, which analysed…

EDS News August Read full post…
10 Aug

EDS News August

Freshwater reforms finally underway Political Seminar to explore environment policies Read all the updates in EDS"s latest August 2020 Newsletter

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29 Jul

Media Release: EDS welcomes the Randerson Panel’s proposals to repeal the RMA

EDS is broadly supportive of the report, released today, of the government’s independent resource management reform panel. The report offers wide-ranging recommendations for deep, fundamental reforms. Key recommendations include: Repealing the RMA Replacing it with a Natural and Built Environments Act with a revised purpose and principles. A major shift from managing environmental effects to achieving positive outcomes. Creating a new Strategic Planning Act, requiring the preparation of regional spatial…

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27 Jul

Media Release: EDS Calls for Environmental Stewardship and Planning Act to replace the RMA

EDS has today released a report outlining the key points of Phase 3 of its resource management system reform project. This looks at system reform through an urban lens – how it would play out in the context of our towns and cities. It calls for the creation of new legislation to replace the Resource Management Act. Phase 3 builds upon the two previous phases of the work, which analysed the…