E-News: May 2020

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E-News: March 2020

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E-News: April 2019

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E-News: March 2018

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E-News: September 2017

Election & Environment

Climate & Business Conference

New staff  

Resource management review

Crisis in the Mackenzie Country

Fisheries management review nears completion

E-News: March 2017

King Salmon 2

More Mackenzie Country

Last Line of Defence

And in snippets....

E-News: December 2016

New Policy

Litigation and Planning

We ran 2 conferences this year. Wild Places examined the linkages between our burgeoning tourist sector and the need for more investment to protect our precious landscapes and biodiversity. The Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference focused on, well, climate change and business. Both were well attended and we’ll run both again in 2017 with an election year focus.

Hugh Jarvis

We lost Hugh Jarvis during the year. Hugh was a highly valued EDS Director and is remembered with great fondness and huge respect by all his colleagues. He was passionate about heritage and was presenting expert evidence in support of positive environmental outcomes right to the end. Haere ra, Hugh.

Next year promises to be just as challenging as this one: EDS is a small group but we try to keep focused on strategic outputs. In 2017 we’ll be doing some very serious thinking about major reform of the resource management system, which we think is inevitable and a little bit scary. It’s vital that we stay ahead of the game. We’ll keep you posted and will welcome any ideas.

E-News: November 2016

Mackenzie Country under threat: Help!

RMA not delivering for the environment

Hauraki Gulf Book launched

Climate Change Conference review

EDS shifts office

E-News: August 2016

Marine Reserves reform


Mackenzie Country tussock grasslands destroyed by tenure review

Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference

Unitary Plan

Coromandel next planning battleground


Tourist tax 

E-News: May 2016

Kermadec Oceans Sanctuary Challenge

Funding appeal for litigation

Freshwater reform

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

Seachange Tai Timu Tai Pari

Wild Places

Monitoring and enforcement under the spotlight

Budget 2016

E-News: March 2016

Mackenzie Basin

Wild Places Conference

New Marine Protected Areas Act

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

Life after the RMA

Pathways to Prosperity

RPSs drive better environmental outcomes


E-News: December 2015

E-News: October 2015

E-News: August 2015


Last updated at 1:42PM on May 19, 2020