Silence from DoC and EDS

DoC and Environmental Defense Society (EDS) have remained silent about Plan Change 94b Papakāinga developments. They have not made any submission to the plan change.

Why? If passed in its current form, the effects on the environment would be potentially very significant.

Is it that DoC and EDS believe developments by Maori for Maori do not create adverse effects? Or are they remaining silent because they don’t want to offend those they often collaborate with when opposing developments and permissive plan changes?