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EDS Newsletter: March 2020

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…

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…

Sir Rob Fenwick KNZM KStJ

It is with a profound sense of loss that the team at EDS acknowledges the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Sir Rob Fenwick. He was a leading environmental businessman and passionate advocate for our natural world. Rob actively supported EDS, helping guide our work with priority setting and strategies. His interests, knowledge and networks across the country and…

Jeanette Fitzsimons CNZM

The team at the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) wishes to acknowledge with great respect the passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons, an inspiration and role model for environmental activists and all New Zealanders. Our connections with Jeanette stretch back to the 1980s.
As many others have noted, she was a hugely principled person with a caring yet very staunch disposition. She was…

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.

The Environment’s Big Five for 2020

This article appeared in the NZ Herald on Monday 20 January 2020.
There are 5 big environmental issues that the Government needs to deliver on during 2020.
First, making good on the freshwater reform promises: stop further degradation, reverse past damage and fix allocation problems (for both nutrient discharges and water takes). Measures to achieve these are being strongly resisted…

Last updated at 5:31PM on March 26, 2020