ECOlink is ECO's quarterly newsletter. ECOlink is sent out to the 'Friends of ECO' and ECO members.

ECOLink covers a wide range of environmental issues of concern to ECO and its members.

The May-June 2015 issue is here


The Feb-Mar 2015 issue is here

December 2014 issue  - articles on RMA, Heads in the Sand, Freshwater management, World Parks Congress, kelp forests, law, responsibility and governance.

Oct-Nov 2014  issue

May-July 2014 issue


Resource Management Changes
Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Go Fossil Free
Milford-Dart tunnel and Fiordland monorail
Russia blocks Antarctic marine protection
Ending the surveillance state
Radical Action Grants
Kauri dieback
A Human Right to a Healthy Environment
Help us steer away from disaster
Mining in Northland
GE Crops fail to deliver food to the hungry
Kiwis Against Seabed Mining
Happy Valley Coal Mine update

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MAY 2013  - contents:

RMA and the Business Growth Agenda
Environmental Action and the RMA
The environment will lose under TPP
Schedule 4 conservation land at risk
PM urged to protect Ross Sea
Marine reserve protection advances
South Pacific fisheries
NZ Shark Alliance
Climate Change - NZ trends
Solid Energy
Closing the Open Society
Van Diemen’s Land
West Coast Blue Penguin Trust
Sustainable Otautahi - Christchurch
Department of Conservation funding cuts
IUCN Oceania resources
Greenpeace - Clean Economy Report
Update on Old Ghost Road cycleway

DECEMBER 2012 - contents:

Crown Minerals Bill
Greenpeace wins case
CCAMLR stalls on Ross Sea
Australia leaps ahead of NZ           
New Plymouth DC destroying habitat
Conservation alive and well
Developments at Ghost Road
Sustainable Whanganui Trust
Bay of Islands - Opua Reserve
DOHA Climate Change negotiations
Books and Resources
Upcoming Events and Projects

OCTOBER 2012 - contents:

Ross Sea
Losing ice to climate change
Maui Dolphins
Waitangi Tribunal
Legislation before parliament
Avon River Park
The Value of Water: Asset Sales
Rio+20 and what happens next
Who are negotiators for the planet?
ECO Conference Review
The Last Ocean - film review

JUNE 2012 - contents:

ECO Conference 2012               
Constitutional Review               
Longfin Eels                    
EEZ and the Continental Shelf Bill       
Maui and Hectors Dolphins           
Emissions Trading Scheme           
Plantation Forestry Standards and Impacts   
Anti-Frackers - Alarmists or Alarmed?       
A Rocha: Christians in Conservation       
Regional Coastal Plans           
NZ Inventory of Biodiversity            

MARCH 2012  - Content:

Minerals, Oil and Gas Agenda    
ECO Conference 2012     
Quota Management System      
Antarctic Ocean Alliance    
Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust: profile       
Book reviews           
Trans-Pacific Partnership           



Election Implications   
Summer Festival notice  
Hydraulic Fracturing   
CERA Recovery Strategy for Christchurch
Resource Management Act  
350 Aotearoa - Climate Solutions 
Aarhus Convention   
Book review: Hook, Line and Blinkers 
Global Meetings in 2012  
Durban Climate Talks   



Election Issues   
ECO Annual Conference 2011  
NZ Coastal Policy   
Marine Environment Bill  
Taharua and Upper Mohaka Catchment
Incorporated Societies Law Reform 
Denniston Coal Mine Proposal  
Generation Zero   
Cuts at Department of Conservation 
NZ faces e-waste crisis  
Eradicating Ecocide   
Energy Policy    
NZ Native Trees - book review  

June 2011


ECO Conference 2011
Government Budget has no new direction
Rebuilding a more sustainable Christchurch
Introducing ECO Working Groups
National Rules on Plantation Forestry Agreed
Pollution or healthcare and conservation?
Government should stop deep sea oil drilling
Ross Sea short film competition
Conservation needs 1080: PCE Report
Tropical timber
Progress needed on climate change

MARCH 2011

Proposed Policy Statement on Biodiversity 
Lignite and the Climate  
Feeble Gas Emissions Reduction Target
Emissions Trading Scheme Review 
New ECO website design  
Ministers Centralise Power  
Mokihinui Update   
Christchurch and the RMA  
Ross Sea    
IUCN-CEC Communications Workshops

December 2010

New NES for Plantation Forestry
Aquaculture Legislation  
Land and Water Forum Report  
Biodiversity Strategic Plan 
Environmental Protection Authority Bill
Coastal Policy Statement  
UK to Measure National Happiness
Pike River Coal 
International Year of the Forests
Antarctic Meeting  


September 2010

Minerals and conservation areas 
Crown Minerals Act review 
Oil exploration off New Zealand shores 
Fifth National Communication Review
National Standards on Plantation Forestry 
Biodiversity National Policy Statement 
Aquaculture changes   
IUCN-CESSP Conference 
ECO Conference report
ECO Executive Committee


June 2010

ECO Conference
Budget 2010
Mining proposals
Environment Canterbury
Vehicles on beaches
Public participation cuts
Recycling e-Waste
Member Group Stories  
10:10 New Zealand   


March 2010

December 2009

Copenhagen climate negotiations
Emissions Trading Scheme Amendments 
Stockton mine    
South Pacific Regional Fisheries 
Water management in the Hurunui River  
Water footprints   
Wild Rivers campaign


October 2009

Mining on conservation land
RMA changes
Climate Change legislation
EPA launched
Unsustainable paper
Enviroschools cut
Fish plans
ECO Conference
New Exec members


June 2009

NZ Climate Action Partnership
IUCN Director General visits New Zealand
RMA Reform Phase II begins
Budget 2009
Wild Rivers Campaign
Green New Deal
Tasmanian Forest campaign
New Member: Clean Stream Waiheke
Save Happy Valley Coalition fights on


March 2009


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June 2005

April 2005

December 2004

October 2004

June 2004

March 2004

May 2002

March 2002

October 2001

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