Ngā Kōrero o te Wā / What's Happening

Thu 5 Apr 2012: EDS welcomes appointment of new Minister for the Environment

The Environmental Defence Society welcomes the appointment of Amy Adams as Minister for the Environment.

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Tue 27 Mar 2012: Foodies back Best Fish Guide

We believe empowered consumers can help take pressure off the most over-exploited species, and help keep our oceans healthy.

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Wed 21 Mar 2012: EDS expresses regret at loss of a very capable Environment Minister

The Chairman of the Environmental Defence Society, Gary Taylor, has expressed regret at the resignation of Hon Dr Nick Smith as Minister for the Environment.

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Thu 15 Mar 2012: Notice of Meeting, MANAWATU RIVER LEADERS' FORUM

Horizons will receive $5.2m of funding from the Fresh Start for Freshwater Clean up Fund.  Time:  Wednesday 28 March 10.15am - 12.30.   Venue - The CHALET, Centennial Drive, Palmerston North

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Thu 15 Mar 2012: Appointments Sought to the Environmental Protection Authority Board

The Minister for the Environment is calling for appointments to the Environmental Protection Authority Board.  It is important that Board members have knowledge and experience relating to the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Māori (Māori customary values and practices).  Applications close Friday 30 March 2012.

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Thu 15 Mar 2012: Waitangi Tribunal directions on research programme for the Manawatu ki Porirua Inquiry

The Waitangi Tribunal hearing the Manawatu ki Porirua Inquiry (Wai 2200) has just released its Directions concerning the research programme for the district.  Hui Workshops will be called and claimants are encouraged to provide their draft project descriptions five days before the relevant workshop, to serve as a basis for discussion.  Submissions on the casebook research programme must be filed by midday Thursday 29 March 2012.

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Thu 15 Mar 2012: Rangitikei River Research Report released by CFRT

The Rangitikei River, it’s Tributary Waterways, and other Taihape Waterways final scoping report, by David Alexander, and commissioned by the Crown Forestry Rental Trust for the Taihape and Manawatu ki Porirua Inquiry districts, has now been released and is available to claimants in those district inquiries.

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Thu 8 Mar 2012: Hauraki Gulf Whale-strike workshop seeks answers

A recent workshop convened by the Environmental Defence Society, the Hauraki Gulf Forum and The University of Auckland has agreed to try to find a solution to the incidence of whale ship-strikes in the Hauraki Gulf.

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Thu 1 Mar 2012: Feilding Wastewater Treatment Plant - Update on Statutory Approvals

The Manawatu District Council’s (‘Councils’) statutory approvals to discharge treated wastewater from the Feilding Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Oroua River have now expired. I am writing to outline our approach for the continued operation of the treatment plant and the process from this point onwards.

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Wed 15 Feb 2012: From cesspits to sewers: a tale of wastewater treatment

In the 1870s, the early years of the Palmerston North township, there was no sewage network. Instead, households had “long-drops”, while hotels and boarding houses built cesspits to bury “nightsoil”. By 1877, the odour from these was becoming unbearable in some locations, and in 1879, the borough council prohibited the digging of open cesspits, instead creating a ten acre “sanitary reserve” for the burial of nightsoil and household refuse.

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Ngā Kaupapa/Quick Page Links

Ngā Pūrongo / Downloadables

Manawatu Accord Communication Plan Feb 2012

Manawatu Accord Summary of Progress Feb 2012

Eds Submission on the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill

Food Bill 160-2

Environmental Indicators Quaterly Issue 10

Health of Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour, Manaaki Taha Moana: Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi, Report No.1, June 2011

Eds Political Seminar 1st Nov 2011, participants: Hon Dr Nick Smith; Dr Russel Norman; and Hon David Parker

Dairying and Declining Water Quality - Why has the "Dairying and Clean Streams Accord" not delivered cleaner streams?

NZ's 100% pure, clean, green myth, presentation by Mike Joy, 2011

"Implications of the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management" - Jim Sinner, Cawthron Institute, prepared for Fish and Game NZ - June 2011

"Save Our Beaches from Oil Disaster" - Oil fact sheet (Greenpeace 2011)

"Ko Aotearoa Tēnei" - Te Taumata Tuatahi (Wai 262 - July 2011)

"Ko Aotearoa Tēnei" - Te Taumata Tuarua - Volume 1, (Wai 262 - July 2011)

"Ko Aotearoa Tēnei" - Te Taumata Tuarua - Volume 2, (Wai 262 - July 2011)

Wai 262: "The Flora and Fauna and Cultural Intellectual Property Claim" - Statement of Issues, (July 2006)

"Ours" - The Manawatū Rivers Leaders Accord Action Plan

Draft Annual Plan 2011-2012 - Horowhenua District Council

Proposed National Policy Statement for Fresh Water Managent

1080 the Facts

Questions & Answers on 1080 (NPCA)

Governing our Oceans: Environmental Reform for the Exclusive Economic Zone.

365 reasons to oppose nuclear energy

Glossary: 365 reasons to oppose atomic energy

Proposed national Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

Proposed national Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity & Evaluation Under Section 32 of the RMA 1991

Protecting our Places - Introducing the National Priorities for Protecting Rare and Threatened Native Biodiversity on Private Land

Explanation Document for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

Regulatory Impact Statement: Overview of Required Information (Indigenous Biodiversity)

Cabinet Minute of Decision: Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity, Release for Public Consultation

Cabinet Paper: Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity, Release for Public Consultation

Manawatū River Leaders Forum Accord

Dairying and Clean Streams Accord 2003

The Dairying and Clean Streams Accord: Snapshot of Progress 2008/09

Integrated Freshwater Solutions (IFS) project - Brief

Māori Eels New Zealand's Māori defend an extraordinary creature -and themselves BY JAMES PROSEK

Manawatū River Update - June 2010

Carterton District Council Wastewater Consent Application - Presentation

Board of Inquiry Report on the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement

Review of Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004-Consultation Document

Resource Management Act - 2009

Save the Longfin Eel - Information

Save the Longfin Eel - Manaaki Tuna Group

Petition Form - Save the Longfin Eels

Taiao Raukawa Submission - Ōroua River, Jan 2010

Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti - Submission - RMA Bill, March 2009

Landscape Assessment of the Rural Environment of the Horowhenua District, HDC, Oct 2008

The Impact of Rural Subdivisions and Development on Landscape Values, MfE, July 2000

Horizons "Proposed One Plan" - "Te Ao Māori" ch4, May 2007

Greater Wellington Regional Council - "The Charter of Understanding between Te Tāngata Whenua o Te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui & WRC", July 2000

Levin Landfill-operational and Environmental Impact Review, 2008

Levin Landfill Environmental Management Review, PCE 2008

Iwi MOP 2008 between Toa Rangatira, Āti Awa ki Whakaronotai, Ngāti Raukawa & KCDC

Iwi MOP 1994 between Toa Rangatira, Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa & KCDC

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