News

20, Aug, 2014
Category: NZ Shark Alliance

New shark finning laws fall short for threatened species, says Shark Alliance

Environmental groups are welcoming some aspects of a raft of law changes announced today in... [ Read More ]

06, Aug, 2014
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Campaigning organisations can register as charities, the Supreme Court ruled this afternoon.

The ruling comes after a long-running court battle waged by Greenpeace.

Today, the... [ Read More ]

17, Jul, 2014
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

As part of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance’s (AOA) proposal to designate marine protected areas (MPA) and marine reserves across 19 regions around Antarctica, the AOA today launched its... [ Read More ]

04, Jul, 2014
Category: Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel residents are outraged after discovering Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is an investor in Antipodes Gold, which in partnership with Newmont Waihi Gold, is due to resume... [ Read More ]

19, Jun, 2014
Category: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

The news that Bathurst plans to start mining at Denniston on 1 July is a tragedy for the stunning ecology of the plateau, Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) said today.

“Not only is... [ Read More ]

06, Jun, 2014
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

The cutting of organic courses at Lincoln University is short-sighted and a move in the wrong direction, according to the Soil & Health Association. As part of a number of course and... [ Read More ]

06, Jun, 2014
Category: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Further layoffs expected today at Solid Energy’s Stockton mine are a warning that coal cannot be relied on for community prosperity and jobs says Coal Action Network... [ Read More ]

04, Jun, 2014
Category: Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) reaffirms its call for an end to fracking and issuance of any new oil and gas permits.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report... [ Read More ]

02, Jun, 2014
Category: ECO Inc

The Green’s climate policy is an important proposal to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the most important issue for the future which all political parties should be treating... [ Read More ]

23, May, 2014
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

A recent High Court decision is a victory for New Zealand consumers, farmers and foresters, says the Soil & Health Association. The High Court ruled against a decision by the Environmental... [ Read More ]

22, May, 2014
Category: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Coal mining and poor communities go hand in hand in New Zealand, according to new research by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa. 

New Zealand’s coal mining communities generally have... [ Read More ]

08, May, 2014
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

[BRASILIA, Brazil] As the 2014 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), closes today in Brasilia, there is renewed optimism amongst... [ Read More ]

07, May, 2014
Category: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Brasilia: The Antarctic and Southern... [ Read More ]

25, Apr, 2014
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

Spot them waddling on the ice, and you may judge the penguin as a somewhat awkward creature. But in fact, these mighty birds have a myriad of extraordinary adaptations to the... [ Read More ]

07, Apr, 2014
Category: News

Notice of Annual General Meeting

 
The ECO Annual General... [ Read More ]
05, Dec, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

A New Zealand Shark Alliance (NZSA) youth ambassador will this afternoon hand a giant shark fin pledge, representing 77,813 pledges that support a ban on shark finning, to Conservation... [ Read More ]

26, Nov, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

 National Environmental Summit in Thames: ECO Conference

A national environmental summit to chart environmentally better ways forward is planned for Thames, Friday to... [ Read More ]

22, Nov, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

Relax on oil spills: Anadarko’s drill ship has pads, pillows, “socks”, one shovel, gloves and 15 bags with ties, according to their Environmental Impact... [ Read More ]

04, Nov, 2013
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

HOBART, 1 November 2013

The partners of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) today said that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) missed an... [ Read More ]

31, Oct, 2013
Category: News

MEDIA RELEASE from TWK Media

THE MINING INDUSTRY GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS
ON TV3’S NATIONAL DEBATE PROGRAMME ‘THE... [ Read More ]

11, Aug, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

The National Party’s decision to announce the removal of critical environmental protection Principles from the Resource Management Act will further inflame international doubts about the... [ Read More ]

16, Jul, 2013
Category: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

“Extraordinary missed opportunity” -- AOA

 BREMERHAVEN, 16 July 2013 – The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) today called the Russian... [ Read More ]

05, Jul, 2013
Category: Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Media Release

Friday July 2013

Watchdog Protests Gold Drilling in Conservation Land

Watchdog activists are today occupying a mining exploration site on conservation land in the... [ Read More ]

22, Apr, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

Today, Earth Day, is a day for celebrating all the people who take action to protect the environment, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO.

“People who take the... [ Read More ]

09, Apr, 2013
Category: News

A range of well-known New Zealand groups and individuals have today slammed the government’s controversial move to criminalise aspects of peaceful protests at sea.

In a joint statement,... [ Read More ]

20, Mar, 2013
Category: Surfbreak Protection Society

The Whangamata Bar Association Inc. with the support of Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) have launched a campaign to protect Whangamata Bar, a unique seascape feature for the... [ Read More ]

19, Mar, 2013
Category: News
On Tuesday 19 at 12.30 pm a 150 metre (and growing) longfin eel made of recycled cloth constructed by over 3000 people within and beyond New Zealand will be carried... [ Read More ]
15, Mar, 2013
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

"The recent suggestion from Federated Farmers vice president William Rolleston to allow genetically engineered ryegrass into NZ to alleviate the drought is outrageous and factually inaccurate,"... [ Read More ]

14, Mar, 2013
Category: News

        

New Zealand’s support for new international laws to protect sharks has been applauded by the New Zealand Shark Alliance (NZSA), and is being seen as a... [ Read More ]

28, Feb, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

Government proposed changes to the Resource Management Act will undermine environmental protection and introduce uncertainty, the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ (ECO)... [ Read More ]

23, Feb, 2013
Category: News

Solid Energy has done the right thing to abandon plans to dig and process lignite, but suggestions that the coal market will return to normal is unlikely and a re-think is needed, says the... [ Read More ]

02, Feb, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

"Jack Mackerel Fish stocks and their associated ecosystems are still at risk according to environmentalist, at the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management meeting which finishes in... [ Read More ]

01, Feb, 2013
Category: ECO Inc

Thursday 31 January 2013 (10.23pm) – Auckland , New Zealand – Media Release

New South Pacific Fisheries Management Organisation falters on fish cuts
and fish allocation... [ Read More ]

18, Jan, 2013
Category: News

Mataura, Southland – 18 January 2013- Coal Action Network members today presented Solid Energy with a “low carbon future” basket of sustainably-grown vegetables to represent the... [ Read More ]

17, Jan, 2013
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

WELLINGTON, 17th Jan 2013 – The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) has called on New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to make a personal commitment to securing a marine reserve in the Ross... [ Read More ]

30, Dec, 2012
Category: Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Media Release

30-12-2012

Today Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki launched its summer roadtrip to celebrate the unique nature of this special holiday destination and raise awareness of... [ Read More ]

19, Nov, 2012
Category: ECO Inc

Australia now has marine protected areas network covering 36% of the Australian marine environment several order of magnitudes ahead of New Zealand, the Environment and Conservation... [ Read More ]

16, Nov, 2012
Category: News

REISSUE OF MEDIA RELEASE (12 November 2012)

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16, Nov, 2012
Category: ECO Inc

Media Release 16 November 2012

The Crown Minerals Bill will strip the Minister of Conservation of a whole lot of powers and hand them over to the economic ministers... [ Read More ]

07, Nov, 2012
Category: News

New Zealand Shark Alliance media release for immediate use

All the political parties – except National - put aside their differences today to support a pledge to end... [ Read More ]

02, Nov, 2012
Category: ECO Inc

2 November 2012, Hobart

The meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) wrapped up in Hobart, with no agreement on Ross Sea... [ Read More ]

23, Oct, 2012
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

HOBART, 23 October 2012 – The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) called on Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to seize... [ Read More ]

21, Sep, 2012
Category: News

The government has come under fire for opposing action to save the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin at the world’s largest conservation summit – with leading conservation groups... [ Read More ]

06, Sep, 2012
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

Plans for a marine reserve in the Ross Sea are in trouble after Cabinet rejected a draft agreement with the United States Government on a joint proposal to create the world’s biggest marine... [ Read More ]

16, Aug, 2012
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

Meetings in the United States between high level New Zealand and US government officials last week to hammer out a unified proposal for protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea mean that the fate of... [ Read More ]

20, Jul, 2012
Category: Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) today welcomed the proposal by the European Commission to phase out destructive deep-sea bottom trawling and bottom gillnetting by EU fishing fleets in... [ Read More ]

13, Jul, 2012
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

On need for large-scale marine protection

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) has called new research in... [ Read More ]

13, Jul, 2012
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Environmental groups responding to a report today (1) that the Antarctic is under serious threat from fishing and mineral exploration say the New Zealand Government is in prime position to... [ Read More ]

09, Jul, 2012
Category: News

There was widespread concern at the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act at the Environment and Conservation Organisations’ (ECO) Annual Conference which concluded today in... [ Read More ]

03, Jul, 2012
Category: ECO Inc
Environmental Responsibility: Leadership, Inclusion and Good Governance


ECO annual conference will be held in Wellington Friday 6 July – Sunday 8 July... [ Read More ]

03, Jul, 2012
Category: News

The Government’s further weakening of New Zealand Emissions Trading System are a major disappointment and will further undermine the effectiveness of the control of climate and ocean damaging... [ Read More ]

26, Jun, 2012
Category: News

The Government should take action to protect World Heritage and other specially protected areas from mineral activity the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) said... [ Read More ]

22, Jun, 2012
Category: RESPONSE

Facing the limits of democracy and states: Rio+20 has not secured the planet. Rio+20 a festival is for sustainability

Rio+20 is not a commitment to the ecology of the... [ Read More ]
22, May, 2012
Category: Antarctic Ocean Alliance

LONDON, 21 May 2012

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) will today unveil a new vision for the creation of the world’s largest network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)... [ Read More ]

07, May, 2012
Category: ECO Inc

Media release – 7 May 2012

New Plymouth District Council company implicated in forest logging: Tasmanian Devils at... [ Read More ]

04, May, 2012
Category: News

From the IUCN Oceania Regional Office:

Suva, Fiji 2 May 2012 (IUCN) “Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand... [ Read More ]

21, Mar, 2012
Category: News

Media release from Forest & Bird, Greenpeace New Zealand, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero, ECO (Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New... [ Read More ]

20, Mar, 2012
Category: News

Polar Code

 

ASOC and its member groups have been actively engaged in the deliberations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop a mandatory,... [ Read More ]

20, Mar, 2012
Category: News

ASOC Briefing on Two Recent Accidents in the Ross Sea, Antarctica Fishing Vessels Sparta and Jeong Woo... [ Read More ]

20, Mar, 2012
Category: News

January 18, 2012 – Washington, DC. In the wake of two major accidents involving fishing vessels in the Ross Sea, Antarctica in the past three weeks, ASOC1 criticized... [ Read More ]

07, Feb, 2012
Category: ECO Inc

Media Release – Tuesday 7 February 2012 – Wellington

 

Quota Management System no guarantee of sustainability :... [ Read More ]

11, Jan, 2012
Category: News

Ross Sea threatened by another fishing vessel disaster

The Korean fishing vessel on fire (the Jung Woo 2) is the second fishing vessel in trouble this... [ Read More ]

15, Dec, 2011
Category: News

A group of environmental organisations that last year successfully defended national parks from mining is asking the government to keep its promise to give New Zealanders a say about a new... [ Read More ]

07, Dec, 2011
Category: News

New York, 6 December 2011: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has today adopted a resolution on Oceans and Sustainable Fisheries which calls on high seas fishing nations to take... [ Read More ]

28, Nov, 2011
Category: Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Local residents and anti-mining group Coromandel Watchdog today blocked Newmont mining activities in forestry and conservation land in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames and then escorted... [ Read More ]

22, Nov, 2011
Category: News
Community input needed on coastal management

No time has been more important to re-think coastal management says the Environment and Conservation Organisations... [ Read More ]

09, Nov, 2011
Category: News

“National’s Climate and environmental... [ Read More ]
06, Nov, 2011
Category: News

Antarctic Alliance calls on CCAMLR to prioritise Marine Protection for looming 2012 deadline as delegates commit to framework

... [ Read More ]
20, Oct, 2011
Category: News

20 October 2011

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07, Oct, 2011
Category: News
Friday, 7 October 2011

Greenpeace statement on Rena oil spill

Auckland 7th October, 2011. Greenpeace today expressed extreme... [ Read More ]

22, Sep, 2011
Category: News

ECO Special Appeal 2011

ECO’s championing of the public voice for the environment is vital today as the need for it becomes ever more pressing.  Recently there have been legislative... [ Read More ]

15, Sep, 2011
Category: News
Many countries are failing to implement vital United Nations (UN) resolutions designed to protect vulnerable deep-sea species and ecosystems, according to two reports released today ahead of a... [ Read More ]
10, Aug, 2011
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Auckland, 10 August, 2011 – Greenpeace has run a full page advertisement, (1) in this week’s issue of a women’s magazine calling on Sealord to change its canned tuna to more sustainable... [ Read More ]

01, Aug, 2011
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Hui commits to stop expansion of fossil fuels extraction

Auckland, July 31st 2011: Iwi, community... [ Read More ]

04, Jul, 2011
Category: News
Dear IUCN Members,

SOS - Save our Species: New call for proposals open!

The first call for proposals for Save Our Species... [ Read More ]
04, Jul, 2011
Category: News

The Waitangi Tribunal Flora and Fauna Wai 262 report[1] is thoughtful, constructive and deserving of careful consideration, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ Inc,... [ Read More ]

29, Jun, 2011
Category: ECO Inc

While the prognosis improves for Happy Feet, all emperor penguins are at grave risk of extinction from climate change by the end of the century, the Environment and Conservation Organisations... [ Read More ]

27, Jun, 2011
Category: News

Environment - Community Resilience – Conference - ... [ Read More ]

27, Jun, 2011
Category: ECO Inc

The loss of over 100 jobs at the Department of Conservation is a body blow and will severely impact their capacity, the Environment and Conservation Organisations... [ Read More ]

27, Jun, 2011
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) welcomed... [ Read More ]

26, Apr, 2011
Category: ECO Inc
Spanish research into mass deaths of squid, cuttlefish and octopus has shown that the low frequency sound from seismic testing destroys the organs of these keystone species, says the Environment... [ Read More ]
06, Apr, 2011
Category: ECO Inc
The Government should stop deep sea oil drilling, the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today.

Environmental and Conservation Organisations co-chair Barry Weeber, said ECO... [ Read More ]
09, Mar, 2011
Category: News

ECO Annual Conference: Resilient Environment, Resilient Communities

Auckland - 1-3 July

Friday, the first day of the Conference, is to be in the... [ Read More ]

07, Dec, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
What a great turnaround on the mining issue, thanks to our combined efforts. Right now we can celebrate initial success on that issue but we are asking for your help to achieve more.

Our very... [ Read More ]

17, Nov, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
ASOC MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Little progress at Antarctic marine meeting

November 5, 2010 – Hobart, Australia: The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), a global... [ Read More ]

12, Nov, 2010
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

New Zealand’s food and environmental safety regulators need either some major staff changes, political policy push or a culture change, if public safety is to be considered properly,... [ Read More ]

22, Sep, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
“ECO (Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ) welcomes the unequivocal call in the Land and Water Forum Report for a National Policy Statement for Freshwater and National... [ Read More ]
20, Jul, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Government decision not to take areas from Schedule Four is welcome, but the Government decision to give the Minister of Energy and Resources effective control over mining access to... [ Read More ]

04, Jul, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The environment is at risk from the government's outdated economic strategy and the suppression of community voice. These were the conclusions from the well-attended Environment and... [ Read More ]

07, Jun, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

On World Oceans Day tomorrow (June 8) New Zealand’s leading independent conservation groups are meeting to work on the current unprecedented threats to our marine environment and natural... [ Read More ]

03, Jun, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Government decision to establish an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fully fledged is welcomed but more detail is needed to determine whether it will be effective or have the funds to... [ Read More ]

13, May, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
It seems we have a choice: dig deep into our pockets and resources, or the mining industry will be digging in New Zealand’s most precious conservation areas, both marine and on land. We again... [ Read More ]
06, May, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The release of the revised New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement was welcomed by the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today.

ECO was responding to the release of the report... [ Read More ]

05, May, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Government needs urgently to fill gaps in maritime law so it has environmental measures in place to control oil exploration and mining on the continental shelf the Environment and... [ Read More ]

31, Mar, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
The Government’s axing of the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) is a major threat to the environment and democracy in Canterbury.

ECO Spokesperson, Barry Weeber, said the Government should... [ Read More ]

26, Mar, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Acting-Minister of Fisheries decision to increase the catch limit for the critically endangered southern bluefin tuna and not to cut the catches of the overfished Gisborne or East Cape... [ Read More ]

22, Mar, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Government’s decision to oppose a measure to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna at the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting has appalled the Environment and... [ Read More ]

22, Mar, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Government should stop looking at opening up more conservation land to mining and removing regulations designed to protect the environment, the Environment and Conservation Organisations... [ Read More ]

11, Feb, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
Greenpeace slams Government proposal to increase catch of critically endangered species

Greenpeace is calling for the closure of the southern bluefin tuna fishery and the immediate withdrawal... [ Read More ]

10, Feb, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Government should stop looking at opening up more conservation land to mining and removing regulations designed to protect the environment, the Environment and Conservation Organisations... [ Read More ]

03, Feb, 2010
Category: ECO Inc
ECO's annual street appeal is coming up in Wellington on Thursday 25 March 2010, from 8am to 6pm. We encourage all Wellington members and friends to consider volunteering to help us collect on... [ Read More ]
03, Feb, 2010
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today welcomed New Zealand signing the South Pacific regional fisheries management agreement.

ECO Co-chairperson, Cath Wallace, said... [ Read More ]

22, Dec, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

Analysis of New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) pesticide residue results out yesterday show strawberries laced with multiple residues and dodgy chicken take-aways in Auckland.... [ Read More ]

20, Dec, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

Organic sector members opposed to AgResearch’s continuing efforts to experiment on genetically engineered (GE) animals have taken a look at the facility that threatens to further tarnish New... [ Read More ]

04, Dec, 2009
Category: Bay of Islands Coastal Watchdog

Bay of Islands Coastal Watchdog INC (BOICW) is concerned about public understanding of the complex issues following television, radio, print and online media reporting in relation to the above... [ Read More ]

14, Nov, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, ECO, Greenpeace

Non-governmental organisations attending the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) ; negotiations in Auckland... [ Read More ]

10, Nov, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
Delegates from more than 25 countries in Auckland negotiating the final stages of a treaty to manage fishing in the high seas of the South Pacific, may fail their first credibility test before... [ Read More ]
30, Oct, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
Threats to the environment are growing, yet it can be difficult to know what to do to help. There are so many issues, from climate change to over-fishing to unsustainable farming, and so many... [ Read More ]
28, Oct, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
Eight leading conservation and outdoor recreation groups have combined to fight for New Zealand’s wild rivers.

The campaign comes in the wake of plans for a large hydro dam on the West... [ Read More ]

26, Oct, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson needs to ensure a comprehensive review of the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients and GE food safety in New Zealand, now that 40... [ Read More ]
05, Oct, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
Port Marlborough’s sole owner, the Marlborough District Council, should take a leaf out of Taupo District Council’s book and ban aerial 1080 drops, but also immediately ban the release to air... [ Read More ]
17, Sep, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
The Marlborough District Council and its subsidiary company Port Marlborough need to commit to a ban on the release to air of methyl bromide log fumigants, at least until the Environmental Risk... [ Read More ]
14, Sep, 2009
Category: ECO Inc

The National and Maori Parties’ agreed changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading System are a major disappointment and will more than halve the effectiveness of the control of climate and... [ Read More ]

01, Sep, 2009
Category: ECO Inc

The Emissions Trading Scheme should be strengthened with no cap on carbonprices to ensure all those that emit greenhouse gases have an equal incentive toreduce their emissions and to ensure... [ Read More ]

28, Aug, 2009
Category: ECO Inc

It is time the Government ended the special status for mineral activity on conservation land, the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today.

ECO spokesperson, Barry Weeber,... [ Read More ]

22, Aug, 2009
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, must take responsibility for the part it plays in rainforest destruction and the massive greenhouse gas emissions that result from this... [ Read More ]

20, Aug, 2009
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Auckland, New Zealand — New Zealand’s highly conditional emissions reduction target of 10-20 per cent has been strongly criticised by the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate... [ Read More ]

19, Aug, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

Pesticide residues in the New Zealand diet are being downplayed by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA), according to two advocacy groups. The comments of the Soil & Health... [ Read More ]

16, Aug, 2009
Category: Surfbreak Protection Society
Surfbreak Protection Society, the national surfers’ organisation whose objective it is to protect the surfing environment, is saddened at Surfing New Zealand's (SNZ) recent proposal to drop... [ Read More ]
10, Aug, 2009
Category: ECO Inc

The government is misleading people into thinking that they will be $30 on average worse off than they now with the greenhouse gas target when in fact they will still be much better off said... [ Read More ]

07, Aug, 2009
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Auckland, New Zealand — Environmental and non-commercial fishing groups have put aside their differences and formed an unprecedented alliance to combat the decline of fish stocks and marine... [ Read More ]

05, Aug, 2009
Category: Greenpeace NZ
Auckland, New Zealand — Activists from across the Pacific, including New Zealand, have shut down the Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland, Australia, to pressure leaders John Key and Kevin... [ Read More ]
21, Jul, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

Federated Farmers GE statements show they are confused about what clean and green means, and appear to be influenced by the vested interests of one of their provincial presidents, according to... [ Read More ]

16, Jul, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ

The biotech lobby group, Life Sciences appears confused about the birds and the bees, according to the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand.

Quoted in today’s Christchurch... [ Read More ]

03, Jul, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
Buzz Channel Ltd. recently donated $140 to ECO with your help. In brief, if you and your family members are prepared to sign up with our fundraising partner, Buzz Channel Ltd (Buzz) to do the... [ Read More ]
23, Jun, 2009
Category: News
The news module was installed. Exciting. This news article is not using the Summary field and therefore there is no link to read more. But you can click on the news heading to read only this article. [ Read More ]
22, Jun, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
Two recent studies linking agricultural chemical use to increased bone marrow malignancies show the need for greater government investment into organic agriculture according to the Soil &... [ Read More ]
10, Jun, 2009
Category: Greenpeace NZ
Over 50,000 New Zealanders have joined the Greenpeace Sign On campaign, which aims to generate an unprecedented level of support for John Key to sign on to a 40 per cent by 2020 emission... [ Read More ]
28, May, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
The budget is environmentally perverse and will damage species and the climate says the Environment and Conservation Organisations.

“The government is focusing on the fiscal crises and... [ Read More ]

22, May, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
New Zealand should follow Tasmania’s acknowledgement of the advantages of its clean green image on Wednesday when it extended its ban on the release of genetically engineered organisms to the... [ Read More ]
04, May, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
The Marlborough District Council, Port Marlborough, log exporter Zindia and fumigator Genera, should all be deeply ashamed at the release of tonnes of highly toxic ozone destroying methyl bromide... [ Read More ]
30, Apr, 2009
Category: Soil & Health Association of NZ
Two environmental organisations are calling for Port Marlborough and its owner the Marlborough District Council to make an immediate stop to the use of pre-shipment methyl bromide log fumigation... [ Read More ]
20, Apr, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
April 17, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland. The latest climate change findings from scientists were a key topic of discussions at the 50th anniversary meeting of the Antarctic Treaty. Scientific results... [ Read More ]
14, Apr, 2009
Category: Organics Aotearoa New Zealand
Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) will be giving away free organic coffee in central Wellington from 7.30am to 9.30am on Earth Day, Wednesday 22 April.

Free long black and flat white coffees... [ Read More ]

29, Mar, 2009
Category: News
“Simplifying and Streamlining” Resource Management Amendment Bill, is bad news for the community and environment, despite the spin in its title. The Bill should be called the Resource... [ Read More ]
06, Mar, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
ECO's annual street appeal is coming up in Wellington on Thursday 26 March 2009, from 8am to 6pm. We encourage all Wellington members to consider volunteering to help us collect on the day.... [ Read More ]
02, Mar, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
The Government should reject proposals from the Job Summit to trade environmental quality for elusory short term gains the Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) said today.

ECO... [ Read More ]

03, Feb, 2009
Category: ECO Inc
Parliament must listen to everyone about radical changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA), a coalition of environmental NGOs is urging.

“Parliament should slow down the process of... [ Read More ]

28, Nov, 2008
Category: News

350 parts per million (ppm) is the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for the planet. The current global concentration is 387ppm and increasing at 2ppm each year. Let's... [ Read More ]

25, Nov, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama recorded a message for the Global Climate Summit, promising "a new chapter of American leadership on climate change."

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16, Nov, 2008
Category: ECO Inc
National-Act Agreement is likely to threaten the local and global environment and communities. says Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO).

Local Government has embarked on... [ Read More ]

06, Nov, 2008
Category: Friends of the Earth - NZ
One of New Zealand's longest standing environmental watchdog groups has issued a warning that the environmental policies of the National Party constitute an unprecedented threat to both... [ Read More ]
03, Nov, 2008
Category: ECO Inc
Environmentalists from two major New Zealand environmental groups surveyed political party policies regarding New Zealand’s environment, but the two biggest parties in Parliament failed the... [ Read More ]
29, Oct, 2008
Category: Greenpeace NZ
A dwindling pine forest, some dairy cows, several stumps and a truckload of Ready Lawn now adorn the land at Mr Key’s Helensville electorate office. A large billboard reads: “Would John stop... [ Read More ]
28, Oct, 2008
Category: Greenpeace NZ
It's calling for a halt to forest conversion for intensive dairy in light of the worsening global climate crisis.

The land being converted is part of the Kinleith Forest and owned by... [ Read More ]
02, Oct, 2008
Category: Greenpeace NZ
The Accord’s failure has been outlined in a Forest and Bird/ Fish and Game report out today.

“The intensification of New Zealand’s dairy sector is an environmental calamity and... [ Read More ]
28, Sep, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Government has failed, despite promises since 1999 to introduce legislation to control the environmental effects of activity in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Now Parliament has risen... [ Read More ]

08, Sep, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The National Party needs to give more details on what it proposes to do on climate change, the emission trading regime, the Resource Management Act and the Department of Conservation, the... [ Read More ]

21, Jul, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

We have recently been offered a new fundraising opportunity that will take little time on your part, but that will be a huge help to our fundraising efforts. (Over $45,000 has been paid to 5... [ Read More ]

02, Jul, 2008
Category: ECO Inc
The Environment and Conservation Organisations has welcomed the emergence of proposed legislation after a 5 year hiatus on the Oceans Policy.

ECO spokesperson, Cath Wallace, said ECO is... [ Read More ]

24, Jun, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations today welcomed the report back of the much improved Biofuels Bill.

ECO spokesperson, Barry Weeber, said the Select Committee had responded... [ Read More ]

11, Jun, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The expulsion of Shell Oil from Ogoni country in the Niger Delta by the Nigerian Government was hailed in Wellington today by the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ as a wake up... [ Read More ]

29, May, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations today broadly welcomed the decisions of the Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton, and the Minister of Conservation, Steve Chadwick, to reduce the... [ Read More ]

23, May, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Budget 2008 has largely left New Zealand’s environment and conservation estate and threatened species out in the cold says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ... [ Read More ]

14, May, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Environmental Trading Scheme has to be strengthened to ensure all those that emit greenhouse gases have an equal incentive to reduce their emissions, the Environment and Conservation... [ Read More ]

06, May, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

Households and taxpayers will have to subsidise SUV drivers, dairy farmers, and industry polluters for much longer with the changes to the emissions trading system announced today by the Prime... [ Read More ]

24, Apr, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

ECO welcomed the Government's putting measures in place to implement the Interim Measures agreed for bottom fishing on the High Seas in the South Pacific.

ECO spokesperson, Barry Weeber,... [ Read More ]

21, Apr, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The substantial job losses pending at the Department of Conservation come just days after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gained huge amounts of extra funding, particularly in the area of... [ Read More ]

26, Feb, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations today expressed its disappointment that the High Court had overturned a decision of the Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton, to reduce the quota... [ Read More ]

14, Feb, 2008
Category: ECO Inc

The Government has again dropped the ball when it comes to real marine protection, says ECO, the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ. in response to today’s release of the... [ Read More ]

31, Jan, 2008
Category: ECO Inc
Embargoed to Noon Thursday 31 January 2008

For further information Contact Barry Weeber 021-738-807 or Cath Wallace 021-891-994

The Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ... [ Read More ]
15, Nov, 2007
Category: Surfbreak Protection Society

The Surfbreak Protection Society is calling for the Minister of Conservation to call in the consents for the Whangamata Marina.

Surfbreak Protection Society president Paul Shanks says:... [ Read More ]

05, Nov, 2007
Category: News

Hobart and Wellington – 7 November 2007

The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) welcomed the major step forward in protecting the Antarctic marine environment agreed last... [ Read More ]

31, Oct, 2007
Category: Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog has won a milestone legal battle to protect conservation and coastal land in the Thames Coromandel District from mining. In a decision released today the... [ Read More ]

30, Oct, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment & Conservation Organisations of NZ (ECO), Federated Mountain Clubs, Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society, Sustainable Energy Forum, WWF-New Zealand, NZ Farm Forestry... [ Read More ]

11, Oct, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

The National Energy Strategy and the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NEECS) are a major step forward in the road towards a sustainable energy measures for New Zealand,... [ Read More ]

25, Sep, 2007
Category: ECO Inc
The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today welcomed the decision by the Minister of Fisheries, Hon Jim Anderton, to close another orange roughy fishery and cut the catch limits... [ Read More ]
20, Sep, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

The greenhouse gas control measures including the proposed emissions trading scheme announced by ministers today are very welcome, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New... [ Read More ]

19, Sep, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

The Environment & Conservation Organisations of NZ (ECO), Federated Mountain Clubs, Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society, Sustainable Energy Forum, World... [ Read More ]

10, Sep, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

The Department of Conservation and the Ministry of Fisheries has released a threat management plan (TMP) for the Hector’s and its north island sub-species Maui’s dolphin.

Hector’s... [ Read More ]

07, Sep, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

Parliamentary Reviews

There is a range of Bills which have environmental implications or affect environment groups currently in front of Parliament.

... [ Read More ]
02, Jul, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

Environmentalists and groups including farmers on the weekend agreed on the need for urgent action to protect rivers and water ecosystems and for action on climate change.

The national... [ Read More ]

27, May, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

The revelation that agents of Solid Energy, the coal mining State Owned Enterprise, employed people to infiltrate and to spy on an environmental organization is alarming, says ECO co-chair... [ Read More ]

05, Apr, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

The fishing industry Accord with the Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton, is a fake and a sham which offers “protection” from bottom trawling where virtually no bottom trawling occurs,... [ Read More ]

03, Apr, 2007
Category: ECO Inc

ECO needs a new Executive Officer as Kate Lower is moving on after five years with us.

This is a full time position (30 hours) with a broad range of duties, which support ECO’s... [ Read More ]

12, Dec, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

The Energy Strategy released by the government today is a major step forward and shows that coal is not a viable part of the New Zealand energy picture.

“On existing prices, New... [ Read More ]

24, Nov, 2006
Category: Greenpeace NZ

Friday 24 November 2006, United Nations, New York: Negotiations at the UN to adopt a possible moratorium on bottom trawling in international waters have been torpedoed by a small number of... [ Read More ]

10, Nov, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

The European Commission, Russia and Korea blocked prolonged attempts in Hobart at reaching agreement to limit bottom trawling and pelagic (mid water) trawling in the South Pacific this week.... [ Read More ]

30, Oct, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

Amsterdam, Monday 30 Oct 2006: An international coalition of more than 60 environmental groups has called on New Zealand to pull its bottom trawl fishing fleet out of the international waters... [ Read More ]

04, Oct, 2006
Category: Greenpeace NZ

UNITED NATIONS (Tuesday, October 3) –
Actress Sigourney Weaver today joined a coalition representing more than 60 conservation organizations from around the world at United Nations... [ Read More ]

20, Sep, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations today welcomed the decision by the Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton, to cut orange roughy quotas in the north and on the Chatham Rise but said... [ Read More ]

12, Sep, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

Tuesday, 12 September 2006. Press Release: Joint Media Statement *Slippery Slope for deep sea life as Govt proposes soft stance at UN on bottom trawling*

While it is good to see the New... [ Read More ]

16, Aug, 2006
Category: ECO Inc
“It is time the Minister of Fisheries acknowledged that the proposals are a device by the fishing industry to deflect proper environmental controls on fishing.”

A report prepared by NIWA... [ Read More ]

02, Jul, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

Kaiaua, Firth of Thames, 2 July 2006 --The continued degradation of our marine and coastal environment and the urgency of climate change were top of the agenda at a summit of 67 of New... [ Read More ]

19, May, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ says that yesterday’s budget is environmentally blind.

“The Budget invests heavily in social capital but does virtually nothing to... [ Read More ]

11, May, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ says the IEA’s call for urgent action on climate change and for measures to send a price of carbon through the economy is welcome. “It... [ Read More ]

07, Mar, 2006
Category: ECO Inc
"The Conservation Minister Chris Carter has done the right thing in declining an application under the Resource Management Act for permits to construct a marina in Whangamata harbour", says Cath... [ Read More ]
09, Feb, 2006
Category: ECO Inc

Solid Energy's environmental report in which it says it has delivered on its environmental goals misses perhaps the largest environmental effect of all: climate destabilising global warming -... [ Read More ]

21, Dec, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Abandonment of the carbon charge to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is the first major broken promise for this government and is cowardly and deeply irresponsible, says the... [ Read More ]

17, Dec, 2005
Category: ECO Inc
“The Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO) today condemned New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries officials for blocking a US attempt to ban shark finning in the Pacific.[1]

“In a... [ Read More ]

06, Nov, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Green MP Rod Donald will be sorely missed by those with a commitment to a more democratic New Zealand, to the environment and social justice. ECO joins his family, friends and close... [ Read More ]

29, Aug, 2005
Category: Greenpeace NZ
Auckland: Today Greenpeace congratulated the Minister of Fisheries for taking the issue of bottom trawling and New Zealand's role in governance of international waters seriously, following the... [ Read More ]
27, Aug, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand (ECO), Forest and Bird and Greenpeace will be launching a voters’ guide to where political parties stand on conservation and... [ Read More ]

23, Aug, 2005
Category: ECO Inc
Damaging effects of fishing should come into focus at last, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand, ECO, as it welcomed the release today by the Minister of Fisheries,... [ Read More ]
23, Aug, 2005
Category: Greenpeace NZ
Greenpeace today condemned National’s plan to axe the carbon tax as part of their tax package announced yesterday.

“National is cynically trying to buy votes by promising to axe the... [ Read More ]
20, Aug, 2005
Category: ECO Inc
Three national environmental organisations have challenged the Labour Party to make their seventh pledge an environmental one.

Representatives of Environment and Conservation... [ Read More ]
19, Aug, 2005
Category: Greenpeace NZ
Greenpeace today condemned National's new energy policy as backward and dangerous as it ignores renewable energy and the reality of climate change.

"National has plumbed new depths in... [ Read More ]
17, Aug, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

ECO is extremely sorry to hear of our environment colleague Kevin Smith's death. He was a redoubtable, tenacious and well informed conservationist who has done a huge amount for New... [ Read More ]

09, Aug, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Three national conservation and environmental organisations are urging voters to consider the country’s long term future at this election.

Environment and Conservation Organisations of... [ Read More ]

04, Aug, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Changes to the Resource Management Act passed in Parliament last night put the interests of industry and state owned enterprises above the environmental concerns of mainstream New... [ Read More ]

20, Jun, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

The National Party's fisheries policy is likely to lead to greater destruction of the marine environment, more fisheries collapses and therefore further fishing industry job losses, according... [ Read More ]

12, Jun, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

National Party environment spokesperson Nick Smith today made an 'absolute commitment' that a National-led government would not split up the Department of Conservation at the Royal Forest and... [ Read More ]

10, Jun, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (New Zealand arm) Today the New Zealand arm of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (1) released a report and photographs that debunk the fishing industry's... [ Read More ]

09, Jun, 2005
Category: ECO Inc
Karen Sack.
Greenpeace International, Deep Sea Coalition,
UNICPOLOS Panel Presentation:

World Oceans Day 2005:

´Putting Humanity before Technology¡

Every year for the... [ Read More ]

05, May, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

ECO today welcomed the Government's announcement that it will introduce a carbon charge as a step in the right direction to deal with climate change.

“ECO is pleased the Government... [ Read More ]

16, Feb, 2005
Category: ECO Inc

Kyoto Protocol Welcomed: NZ Urged to Turn Away from Coal, Extend Commitments
The entry today into force of the Kyoto Protocol was today welcomed by ECO, the national organisation that... [ Read More ]

16, Dec, 2004
Category: ECO Inc

The national environment coalition, ECO, today condemned most of the government’s changes to the Resource Management Act, which were expected to be debated in Parliament today, but said... [ Read More ]

06, Oct, 2004
Category: ECO Inc

The New Zealand contingent of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) comprising ECO, WWF-New Zealand, Forest and Bird and Greenpeace placed an advertisement in Wellington newspapers today.... [ Read More ]

03, Oct, 2004
Category: ECO Inc

New information has revealed shocking favouritism and failure to consult by the Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) prior to the decision to change their Proposed District Plan to allow... [ Read More ]

15, Sep, 2004
Category: ECO Inc
Media Release - Wednesday 15 September 2004 - Wellington

Resource Management Act

Environment loses out, changes will destabilise policy, favour "think big" applicants

Changes... [ Read More ]

13, Sep, 2004
Category: ECO Inc
COROMANDEL ENVIRONMENTALISTS APPEAL FOR URBAN SUPPORT

The Coromandel environmental group, Peninsula Watchdog, is appealing to bach owners and other absentee ratepayers in Auckland and Hamilton to... [ Read More ]

05, Aug, 2004
Category: ECO Inc

Moves by the government to improve implementation of the Resource Management Act and to provide information to people participating in Resource Management Act processes are welcome and are all... [ Read More ]

02, Jul, 2004
Category: ECO Inc
The launch of ECO’s RMAlink website is on Thursday 5th August 2004 in the Reception Room, Turnbull House, Bowen Street, Wellington, from 11am till noon.

Guest speakers will be the Hon. David... [ Read More ]

10, Jun, 2004
Category: ECO Inc
Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ Inc,

Media Release – for Thursday 10 June 2004 - Wellington

Official Figures show Orange Roughy Fishing not Sustainable – Minister of... [ Read More ]

20, Dec, 2003
Category: ECO Inc

The first decision of the ECO Executive Committee on the government’s statements regarding its proposed policy on the Foreshore and Seabed was that the timeline for the consultation on the... [ Read More ]

24, Jul, 2003
Category: ECO Inc

"Planting genetically engineered radiata pine and spruce trees is a waste of time and money because their products will not be acceptable under international plantation standards to which New... [ Read More ]

15, Jul, 2003
Category: ECO Inc

Federated Farmers' campaign to get out of paying the methane levy is hypocritical and self-indulgent and should be ignored as the temper tantrum of a spoilt child says the Environment and... [ Read More ]

20, May, 2003
Category: ECO Inc

The Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ (ECO) today issued a package of proposals for a sustainable electricity future and called on the Cabinet today not to be "fossil fools" by... [ Read More ]

16, Apr, 2003
Category: ECO Inc
Taipa Marae

25th-27th April

Hui presented by ECO, Environment & Conservation Oganisations of NZ, in association with the Kaitaia Environment Centre

Objectives are to enhance the... [ Read More ]

17, Feb, 2003
Category: ECO Inc

New Zealand needs law for a legal "right to know" for communities when the environment or health may be affected, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO, says... [ Read More ]

13, Feb, 2003
Category: News

JOINT LETTER to the PRIME MINISTER from: Combined Trade Unions (CTU), ECO (representing 65 environment organisations), Greenpeace, Peace Foundation, The Body Shop NZ, Women's International... [ Read More ]

14, Jan, 2003
Category: ECO Inc

The Government is intending to pass an amendment to the Resource Management Act that will severely reduce the quality of environmental decision-making, says Forest and Bird.

The Resource... [ Read More ]

10, Dec, 2002
Category: Bay of Islands Coastal Watchdog

Auckland; New Zealand's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change today means the Protocol only needs Russia for it to come into force.

"New Zealand's decision to ratify Kyoto... [ Read More ]

17, Oct, 2002
Category: ECO Inc

The Climate Change policy announced today by the government will not do enough to slow greenhouse gas pollution and is too, little too late, says Cath Wallace, of the environmental coalition,... [ Read More ]

17, Oct, 2002
Category: ECO Inc

The Government’s final package of climate change policies, released today, shows a serious lack of intent in preventing dangerous climate change.

The early depletion of Maui gas... [ Read More ]

10, Oct, 2002
Category: ECO Inc

The Terrorism Suppression Bill remains far too wide in scope and should be withdrawn for re-drafting says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO.

"The essence of... [ Read More ]

15, Sep, 2002
Category: ECO Inc

Suggestions by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson that the Conservation Act should be amended to allow conservation areas to be made available for other purposes were rejected with impatience and... [ Read More ]

24, Jul, 2002
Category: ECO Inc

Wellington , The make-up of any coalition after the election will be crucial for the environment according to a report which contains an analysis of party policies released today by environment,... [ Read More ]



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