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Environmental compliance important but overlooked – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 2nd, 2017.

A new report examining the compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealand’s environmental law highlights concerning weaknesses and calls for improvement across a range of agencies. Last Line of Defence was published this week by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS), authored by senior policy analyst Dr Marie Brown. Across different agencies, she found a range of […]

Court upholds GMO ruling – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 1st, 2016.

The High Court has upheld a ruling allowing regional councils to determine whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be banned in their areas. Federated Farmers appealed an earlier decision in the Environment Court, which granted regional councils the right to make decisions about GMOs, saying the technology should be regulated by central government. NZBIO chief […]

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