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Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says he’s cautiously hopeful that a Labour-led Government could be a turning point for the environment. “This new Government has the opportunity to reverse the systemic degradation of our environment and reset New Zealand’s future so that we can live up to our clean, green international reputation,” he says. […]

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New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag – Greenpeace

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

“A victory for people power”: New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag Tuesday, October 10: Greenpeace is welcoming New World’s announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018. Plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma, says the decision reflects the power that people have to influence big […]

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We Won’t Back Down: Greenpeace activists charged under Anadarko Amendment head to trial

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

The Greenpeace activists charged for putting themselves in the water in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship have told the Government that they won’t back down, and will now face trial. The trial, which will take place from 30 April 2018, was announced in the Napier District Court this morning, where Greenpeace Executive […]

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Countdown’s Bold Bag Ban praised by Greenpeace

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Countdown’s Bold Bag Ban praised by Greenpeace

Greenpeace is offering high praise to one of New Zealand’s supermarket giants today. Countdown has announced it is eliminating single use plastic shopping bags by the end of next year. It’s a huge boost for the campaign by Greenpeace and other organisations to “ban the bag” “Massive props to Countdown today. They’ve taken a bold […]

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Greenpeace calls for rejection of “monstrous” oil project

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Greenpeace calls for post-election deal to reject “monstrous” new offshore oil project Tuesday, October 2: Greenpeace has made an urgent call for parties engaged in post-election coalition negotiations to rule out an oil prospecting application, which if approved, could see one of the largest 3D seismic blasting surveys that has taken place in the Taranaki […]

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New Government must take action on environment – Greenpeace

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Government must take action on environment – Greenpeace

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do. “No matter what the final outcome of the negotiations to form a new government, the environment was at the centre of this […]

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Labour and Greens confirm commitment to restoring democracy – Greenpeace

By   /  September 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Labour MP Megan Woods is promising to return Canterbury’s regional council, ECan, to a democratically elected council. It follows a mass day-long occupation of the ECan building by local water activists calling for the restoration of democracy and urgent action to save rivers. In 2010, the Government sacked ECan councilors and instead installed their own […]

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“Ban the Bag” policy needs to happen sooner – Greenpeace

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on “Ban the Bag” policy needs to happen sooner – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is welcoming the Green Party’s commitment to ban single-use plastic bags. The Greens say they’d make it happen in the first three years of Government. “It’s a great first move on the way to eliminating single-use plastics,” says Greenpeace campaigner Steve Abel. “But we’d like to see it happen much sooner.” “Three years is […]

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Greenpeace tells farming leadership – show us the substance

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

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted. “It is great that farming leaders are beginning to appreciate just how much New Zealanders care about their rivers,” says agricultural campaigner Gen Toop. “But this pledge, without a plan to back it up, could be seen […]

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Super Fund’s $950m fossil fuel divestment an “aha” moment for NZ economy – Greenpeace

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace is calling the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s just-announced $950 million divestment from big polluters an “aha” moment for the country’s economy. Climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the Super Fund’s commercial decision to sell off almost $1 billion worth of investments in polluting companies due to the long-term risk climate change poses to the portfolio, […]

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“High time” for a Solar Revolution – Greenpeace

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Reports that up to a third of electricity generated for New Zealand this winter has come from the burning of coal and gas have prompted Greenpeace to call for a Solar revolution. Extreme weather events mean that New Zealand’s massive hydroelectric resources are less reliable. Utilities have responded by increasing the burning of fossil fuels […]

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Greenpeace activists lock themselves inside Canterbury irrigation pipes

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is bringing construction of an enormous irrigation scheme to a halt this morning. Environmental activists have stopped the laying of pipes for Central Plains Water, an enormous multi-million dollar irrigation scheme in Canterbury. The scheme  is taking water out of the Rakaia river in Canterbury. Much of that water will be used to expand […]

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Greenpeace launches campaign to tackle “gut wrenching” plastic problem

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace launches campaign to tackle “gut wrenching” plastic problem

Greenpeace is throwing its weight behind the campaign to ban plastic bags from New Zealand supermarkets. Today, the environmental group launched a new video and petition calling on the Government to ban the bag. Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23mNmJ6mihwNkRxZjhwMkgyS1E/view?usp=sharing It follow the discovery of an enormous floating island of plastic, eight times the size of New Zealand, in […]

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Canadian Indigenous Rights Case Could Block Oil Exploration – Greenpeace

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Canadian Indigenous Rights Case Could Block Oil Exploration – Greenpeace

“Watershed” indigenous rights case could set precedent for blocking NZ oil exploration A David vs Goliath court case in Canada that has seen an indigenous community triumph in the country’s highest court to block oil exploration could have a ripple effect in New Zealand. Greenpeace campaigner, Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), says the unanimous decision […]

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Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless joins climate change protest – Greenpeace

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic exploitation for Norwegian oil Barents Sea, Norway – 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic […]

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Farmers star in Greenpeace film

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

What if? Asks a new short film from Greenpeace. What if the solution for overcoming our freshwater crisis came from farmers? The very group bearing the brunt of the blame for the contamination of our waterways. Greenpeace has been travelling New Zealand talking to farmers who’ve discovered better ways to farm. New techniques that are […]

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