A reminder for those of you interested in environmental reform – EDS is holding a second Reform in Paradise conference in June. Speakers so far include:

  • Hon John Key, Prime Minister
  • Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment
  • Hon Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Treaty Negotiations and Attorney-General
  • Metiria Turei, Co-leader, Green Party of Aotearoa
  • Hon Shane Jones, Labour Environment spokesperson
  • Dr Rick Boven, Director, New Zealand Institute
  • Dr Ben McNeil, Senior Fellow, Climate Change Research Centre, University of NSW
  • Dr Caroline Saunders, Professor, Director of Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University
  • Jens Madsen, Managing Director, Ports of Auckland Ltd
  • Hon Peter Salmon QC, Royal Commissioner on Auckland Governance
  • Stephen Selwood, CEO, NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
  • Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer

Billed as a ‘must attend’ event for all those with an interest in resource use and who want a better future for New Zealand, the conference is being held in Auckland on 2–3 June. Registration is now open, you can do so here.