Environmental Defence Society release report on Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula

Congratulations to Raewyn Peart and Cordelia Woodhouse of EDS for their comprehensive report on how legislative and policy tools could be more effectively deployed to protect important natural landscapes on Banks Peninsula. Their research and recommendations for Banks Peninsula are bang on. We have no doubt we will find this report a very useful reference tool for our work and future submissions. It was great to have MP Eugenie Sage at the launch event and to learn that she is to chair select committee considering the legislation to replace the RMA. Lets hope some of the points covered in the EDS report can be incorporated in new legislation. City and Ecan councillors attended too – a great chance for our local regulators to think about how our environment can be better protected.

Gary Taylor, Raewyn Pert and Cordelia Woodhouse present the report.
Raewyn Pert hits the nail on the head – supporting what the Trust and its Native Forest Climate Change group have been saying to the government.