Greenpeace wins High Court charity case appeal

On August 10, the High Court ruled that Greenpeace is entitled to register as a charity and that the Charities Registration Board was in error for declining the environmental campaigning organisation’s application. In a summary of the judgement posted online today the High Court says “Environmental protection is a charitable...

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Pre-election Political Forum 17 August

The Environmental Defence Society and the Association for Resource Management Professionals have arranged a political forum to explore the environment, conservation and climate change policies of the main political parties. Leading into the election, this event will enable invited party representatives to participate in a moderated panel discussion focused on...

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Thank you from Forest & Bird

CTA recently donated $200 to Forest & Bird and received a thank you email which is summarised as follows: Thank you so much for taking action to protect the wildlife and wild places that you love here in Aotearoa. Over 2500 people like you, who care about our natural environment,...

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Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget

CTA’s submission on the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 consultation was one of 34,900 – the highest number of submissions received on a consultation since the council’s formation in 2010. The feedback will be reported back to the council’s Finance and Performance Committee on 8 July. Decisions will be made on 16...

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Queens Wharf mooring dolphin scrapped

Auckland Council emergency budget: Controversial $17m Queens Wharf mooring dolphin scrapped Auckland Council has finally resolved to abandon the controversial $16.9 million mooring dolphin attachment to Queens Wharf to allow mega-cruise ships to dock here. The decision was made at a confidential “emergency budget” meeting today, as the 20 councillors...

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Freshwater reforms delivered mostly as promised

EDS Media Release: Freshwater reforms delivered mostly as promised The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the announcement by Ministers David Parker, Damien O’Connor and James Shaw this morning of the much-awaited freshwater reforms. “This package of changes to the present regulatory settings largely delivers on election promises to deal...

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Budget 2020: A Green New Deal

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has welcomed the emphasis in Budget 2020 on environmental projects that will create thousands of jobs. “The budget announcement contends that the provision of $1.1 Billion on restoring our natural world will create nearly 11,000 new jobs in the regions where the need is substantial,”...

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