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Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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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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