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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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Xmas present for Irrigation industry – bad news for rivers says Greenpeace

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Irrigation Industry’s opening up an early Christmas present. A $180,000 gift which was never meant for them, according to Greenpeace. The money’s come from the Sustainable Farming Fund which, as the name suggests, is designed to help farmers farm in ways that reduce damage to the environment. Instead, says the environmental organisation, it’s being […]

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Fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission – Greenpeace

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission – Greenpeace

Govt refusal to rule out fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission Monday, December 18: Greenpeace says the Government’s announcement on the formalisation of a Climate Commission is a positive step, but expanding the fossil fuel industry by issuing new fossil fuel permits would undermine the Commission before it even gets started. In a post-Cabinet […]

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Public money still being spent on polluting rivers – Greenpeace

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Public money still being spent on polluting rivers – Greenpeace

Friday, 8th December: Greenpeace is seeking urgent clarification from the Agriculture and Environment Ministers Damien O’Connor and David Parker on a media report today that irrigation is still being publicly funded. According to the report in Stuff, Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL) has received no instruction from “the new minister” to cease funding irrigation projects. […]

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Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against Amazon Warrior

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship will be launched at a public rally today on Parliament Lawn. Greenpeace is calling on the Government to take a stand against the oil industry, end oil exploration, and revoke the exploration license of the Schlumberger-operated Amazon Warrior, which is currently seismic blasting for […]

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Greenpeace Calls Out Shane Jones on Irrigation

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Calls Out Shane Jones on Irrigation

Greenpeace is calling out the new labour-led government for muddying the waters on its promise to end state funding of irrigation and clean up rivers. The speech from the throne states that Government support for irrigation will not increase, however Shane Jones indicated on Sunday’sQ and A programme that the new $1 billion regional development […]

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Texan Oil Giant at Centre of Anti-Protest Legislation Quits – Greenpeace

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace says it’s time for the new Government to administer the coup de grâce to the oil industry after Texan oil giant, Anadarko, has pulled the plug on its New Zealand operations. Subscription-only industry publication, Energy News, reported that Anadarko will surrender its final remaining permits held off the Canterbury Coast of New Zealand. Greenpeace […]

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“Expect resistance”: Greenpeace warning to Amazon Warrior

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace has issued a warning to the world’s biggest seismic blasting ship upon its arrival in New Zealand waters this morning. The environmental organisation has promised the Amazon Warrior will face opposition over its plans to search for oil in the middle of a blue whale habitat. The Schlumberger-operated 125 metre long ship is set […]

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Government has the power to stop giant oil ship: Greenpeace

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government has the power to stop giant oil ship: Greenpeace

Greenpeace are criticising a reported statement by the new Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, that the decision about whether to issue a permit for oil exploration is merely an “operational matter”. The statement was made in regards to the Amazon Warrior – the world’s largest seismic survey ship – which is due to arrive in […]

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DairyNZ’s latest water plan a “gutless betrayal” – Greenpeace NZ

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Shortly after Fonterra released its highly criticised freshwater plan last week, Dairy NZ has followed suit and released their “strategy” to clean up New Zealand’s rivers. “The dairy leadership is betraying New Zealanders with their cynical PR spin.” says Greenpeace campaigner Gen Toop. “New Zealanders have shown they are deeply concerned about the impact intensive […]

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Spoof Coke ad showing the scale of ocean plastic – Greenpeace

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace has produced a spoof Coke ad showing the scale of ocean plastic As Coca Cola launch their new ‘Holidays are coming’ Christmas TV advertisement, some of the brand’s fans have been viewing a version that’s a little more realistic. In an attempt to take advantage of Coke’s huge PR push at this time of […]

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Targets good first step but Fonterra must reduce dairy herd – Greenpeace

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Targets good first step but Fonterra must reduce dairy herd – Greenpeace

Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a “gaping hole” in the plan. Today, New Zealand’s largest dairy producer pledged to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030, with a long term aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Greenpeace campaigner, Amanda […]

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Greenpeace Transforms Parliament Lawn into a Riverbed

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Transforms Parliament Lawn into a Riverbed

Politicians might have to carry out a river-crossing to get to work today. Greenpeace is creating a fifty metre long waterway* on parliament lawn, as part of its campaign to save New Zealand rivers. At 1.15pm the environmental organisation will hand the Government a massive petition signed by 68,313 people. The Minister for the Environment, […]

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UN showcases kiwi farmers featured in Greenpeace film

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The United Nations has turned a few Kiwi farmers into international role models for their efforts to combat water pollution and climate change by farming in a new way. Not long after Greenpeace launched a short film called “The Regenerators” featuring some of the leading regenerative farmers in New Zealand the UN’s Food and Agriculture […]

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Modern-day villain holds special access card to Parliament – Greenpeace

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Modern-day villain holds special access card to Parliament – Greenpeace

The company partially responsible for one of the worst oil spills in history has unfettered access to the New Zealand Parliament, warns Greenpeace. The environmental organisation is calling on the new Government to end special treatment of corporate lobbyists at the Beehive. Oil drilling giant, Anadarko, is among the corporations issued with parliamentary access cards […]

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BSA confirms accuracy of Greenpeace criticism – Greenpeace

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on BSA confirms accuracy of Greenpeace criticism – Greenpeace

Broadcasting Standards Authority confirms accuracy of Greenpeace criticism of fishing industry The BSA today confirmed the accuracy of criticism made by Greenpeace of the fishing industry and MPI over its awarding video monitoring systems to the industry-owned company, Trident Systems. Trident complained to the BSA about a Radio New Zealand story on video monitoring in […]

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