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Plastic bag ban a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of the Environment, Eugenie Sage have today announced a proposal to phase out single use plastic bags by 2019. Greenpeace is celebrating the Government’s announcement on single use plastic bags as “a win for people power and the first big step towards addressing marine plastic pollution”. “This could […]

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New water rules must ban dairy conversions says Greenpeace

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country. Yesterday, 12 protesters locked themselves onto diggers and other machinery, disrupting the development of a new mega-dairy farm that plans to put 15,000 cows at Simon’s Pass, right next to Lake […]

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Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

Dozens of environmental activists have braved freezing temperatures this morning to protest at the site of a proposed mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie / Te Manahuna. Protestors have locked themselves onto diggers and other machinery, disrupting construction on a huge irrigation pipeline for the new dairy farm. The Greenpeace protest began before sun up […]

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Fonterra’s link to “dirty secret” in Indonesia – Greenpeace

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fonterra’s link to “dirty secret” in Indonesia – Greenpeace

Fonterra is about to take another hit to its international reputation, this time over rainforest destruction and cow feed. A Greenpeace investigation out today reveals the New Zealand dairy giant’s key supplier of palm kernel expeller (PKE) has links to a huge expanse of deforestation in Indonesia. The practice of clearing tropical rainforest for palm […]

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Half of all NZ emissions could be ignored under Act – Greenpeace

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is raising red flags that the agriculture industry, New Zealand’s biggest emitter, could escape being held responsible for nearly half of the country’s climate emissions under the proposed Zero Carbon Act. The Act was launched today for public consultation, and outlines three potential pathways to reach “net zero” by 2050. One of the options […]

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Plastic pledge is rubbish – Greenpeace

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Plastic pledge is rubbish – Greenpeace

Greenpeace warns that today’s announcement of the “Beat Plastic Pollution” declaration is an industry-led false solution for tackling the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans. Today, World Environment Day, 12 local and international businesses signed a declaration to tackle plastic pollution by committing to using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in their New […]

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Greenpeace calls “balderdash” on MPI claims

By   /  June 2, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is calling for MPI to immediately release any documentation addressing the serious issues found during two extensive investigations into New Zealand’s fisheries, the reports of which they then buried. Over the past week, two leaked Government reports written by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have been released by Greenpeace, exposing industrial scale dumping […]

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Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel – Greenpeace

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel – Greenpeace

Power prices have soared over the last few evenings as energy utilities fired up coal, gas and even diesel generators to fill a spike in demand for heating during this week’s cold snap. At one point on Monday night, the wholesale price hit just under 100 cents per kilowatt hour – over ten times the […]

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Another leaked MPI report reveals scale of underreporting – Greenpeace

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Another leaked MPI report reveals scale of underreporting – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is renewing its call for a full and independent inquiry into New Zealand’s Fisheries Management System after releasing yet another leaked internal Government report, this time showing industrial scale under-reporting of fish in the southern blue whiting fishery. The latest leaked report comes just a few days after Greenpeace released a leaked Government compliance […]

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Why is Govt subsidising agricultural pollution? – Greenpeace

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Why is Govt subsidising agricultural pollution? – Greenpeace

Budget 2018: Greenpeace asks why Govt is to spend $800m subsidising agricultural pollution In response to today’s Budget 2018 announcement, Greenpeace Executive Director Dr Russel Norman said: “This Coalition Government has made a number of good decisions for the environment recently but it is set to continue to spend over $800 million a year subsidising […]

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More than half of NZers say too many cows – Greenpeace poll

By   /  May 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

A Horizon opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace reveals that 52 percent of Kiwis think are too many cows for our waterways to cope with. David Parker has gone on record saying New Zealand had “too many cows” and that farmers may have to reduce herd numbers under proposed new waterway pollution rules. “It’s great to […]

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Wake up call on NZ land use – Greenpeace

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wake up call on NZ land use – Greenpeace

The Ministry for the Environment has released Our Land 2018 which reveals that the large scale conversion and intensification of dairying is a key driver of environmental degradation. “This report should be a serious wake-up call,” says Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Gen Toop. “There are too many cows. We urgently need to diversify and transition […]

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Greenpeace trial witnesses confirmed

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace trial witnesses confirmed

A world authority on climate science has told the New Zealand Government they’re “planning to put the wrong people on trial” for an offshore oil exploration protest. Former NASA scientist, Dr James Hansen, has been confirmed as a key witness in a landmark trial following Greenpeace action against the world’s biggest oil exploration ship. The […]

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Govt inquiry into spy agency should include MBIE – Greenpeace

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace has asked the State Services Commission to expand its investigation into the use of Thompson and Clark by a government agency to include Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, after OIA requests revealed the Ministry has also worked with the controversial private investigations firm. This follows last week’s announcement by the State Services Commission […]

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Climate Commission needs teeth like Reserve Bank – Greenpeace

By   /  March 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Russel Norman, says the new Government’s Climate Commission needs to be given teeth if it’s to have any significant impact on reducing emissions. He says the Commission should be able to influence the price on carbon in the same way the Reserve Bank can influence the price of money. Norman’s […]

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NZ Kindy bans plastic bags – Greenpeace

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZ Kindy bans plastic bags – Greenpeace

What does a future without plastic bags look like – why not ask the children? At Laingholm in West Auckland they’ve banned plastic bags from their kindy. They might even be the first kindergarten in the country to do so. On Friday the kids will be showing why banning single use plastic bags is such […]

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