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EDS speaks for the environment. We have influence.

Since 1971, EDS has been driving environmental protection in Aotearoa New Zealand. That’s why we’re one of the most influential non-profit organisations when it comes to achieving better environmental outcomes.

EDS has expertise in key disciplines including law, planning, landscape and science. We operate as a policy think-tank, a litigation advocate, and a collaborator – bringing together the private and public sectors for constructive engagement.

Featured media release

Dunstan Downs Station in the Lindis Pass saved

EDS is extremely pleased with the recent tenure review outcome for Dunstan Downs Station, an iconic High Country station in the Lindis Pass.

“Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand yesterday announced that 99% of the Station would be returned to conservation land. This is one of the highest percentages of a lease to become conservation land under the tenure review process,” said EDS Solicitor Cordelia Woodhouse.

“This is a significant improvement on what was proposed in the Preliminary Proposal, which was released for consultation in 2020 and is consistent with the EDS submission.

“EDS submitted on the Preliminary Proposal seeking protection of the entire lease (homestead and curtilage excepted) in crown ownership on the basis of the significant inherent values present on the site.  [...] Read more

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