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Democracy threatened by Govt Stasi-like surveillance – Greenpeace

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

On the back of a report released today revealing seven government departments have engaged with a spy agency that acted unlawfully, Greenpeace has accused the state of assisting in systematic and oppressive Stasi-like surveillance. State Services Commissioner, Peter Hughes, who headed up the State Services Commission (SSC) investigation into Government use of surveillance, has called […]

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COP24 ends without firm promises to raise climate action – Greenpeace

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Just two months after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we have 12 years left to save the world, COP24 ended with no clear promise of enhanced climate action. COP24 led to an approved Paris Agreement rulebook, but no clear collective commitment to enhance climate action targets. Greenpeace International Executive Director, Jennifer […]

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Greenpeace upset at failure to include agriculture in ETS

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Greenpeace disbelief at Govt’s failure to include agriculture in ETS “improvements” Wednesday, December 12: The Government has just announced “improvements” to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Greenpeace has responded with disbelief at the Government’s failure to include agriculture – the country’s biggest climate polluter – in the “improvements”. “As long as the country biggest polluter […]

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NZ called on by global leaders to step up at COP24 – Greenpeace

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace International Executive Director, Jennifer Morgan, says the New Zealand delegation has been “quiet” at the conference, which is at odds with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s bold action earlier in the year to ban new oil and gas exploration permits. “Because there are so few countries on our side, we urgently need New Zealand to […]

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Public demand more ambition than bag ban – Greenpeace

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Public demand more ambition than bag ban – Greenpeace

The Ministry for Environment (MfE) has reported today that of 9,300 submissions received, 92 per cent support the Government’s proposed mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags. MfE has further noted that many submitters “support the proposal as a first step towards wider action on plastic packaging.” Greenpeace Campaign Advisor Steve Abel says the […]

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Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace is opening up a new front in the struggle to save New Zealand’s rivers and reduce agricultural emissions. The environmental heavyweight is calling for a ban on chemical nitrogen fertilisers. Firmly in the sights of the new campaign are Ravensdown and Ballance, two little-known companies that sell 98% of all fertiliser used in New […]

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Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

Greenpeace has slammed the Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) for “failing its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, where governments failed to agree a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, backed by 22 of 25 attending governments and almost 3 million people worldwide. Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, said: “This was an historic opportunity […]

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Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. The environmental organisation is running the training this weekend with world class climbers and boat crew, and has invited members of the public to join in. The training is being held off the coast […]

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Greenpeace tells NZ Govt – Seize the day and protect the Antarctic

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace tells NZ Govt – Seize the day and protect the Antarctic

Greenpeace is challenging the New Zealand Government to seize the day and help create the largest protected area on earth, right in our own backyard. This week, a global movement of over 2 million people is calling on 24 governments, including ours, to establish a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. The move would […]

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Oil companies don’t deserve special treatment – Greenpeace

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says the Government must not cave in to pleas for special treatment by the oil and gas industry by extending drilling permits that are set to expire. This morning the Government indicated that oil companies could be given more time to decide whether they will drill before their permits […]

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Historic discharge without conviction for Greenpeace head and climate activist – Greenpeace

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, have been discharged without conviction following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. The Napier District Court today delivered a ‘discharge without conviction ‘ decision for the pair, who were […]

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Electricity price gouging shows urgent need for massive solar injection – Greenpeace

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A new report published by the University of Auckland Business School has revealed that New Zealanders have been ripped off by big electricity generators to the tune of $5.4 billion over seven years. Senior Lecturer in Energy Economics at the Business School, Dr. Stephen Poletti, has demonstrated that from 2010 to 2016, New Zealand’s big […]

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Time to face climate cow in the room – Greenpeace

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace says it’s time to face the cow in the room, following the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) report on methane emissions from livestock. Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Gen Toop, says the science is clear that New Zealand must urgently and substantially reduce methane emissions from livestock. “The explosion in cow […]

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Stop playing catch-up” with plastics – Greenpeace

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Stop playing catch-up” with plastics – Greenpeace

Today Greenpeace launches an ambitious new blueprint to tackle New Zealand’s plastic crisis. The action plan has been developed with a coalition of environmental groups under the banner Plastic Free NZ. “We owe it to our children and grandchildren to work towards a future where coastlines and seas around Aotearoa are plastic free” says Greenpeace […]

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Greenpeace to make new challenge to Government on plastics

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace to make new challenge to Government on plastics

Following the win on plastic bags, Greenpeace is gearing up to issue a significant new challenge to Government on plastics. “The ban on single-use plastic bags was a huge win for the oceans and for people power, but we’re not satisfied yet. Plastic bags are just the tip of the plastic pollution iceberg, New Zealand […]

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Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history – Greenpeace

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is on its way to New Zealand for a tour of the country to celebrate the Government’s recent oil ban and promote clean energy opportunities. In April, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in the world to ban new offshore oil […]

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