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Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic-bound oil rig

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  7 Comments

Four Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard the oil rig West Hercules, located near Rypefjord village in the north of Norway. The four have now been on board for 12 hours. The rig operated by Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is on its way to drill for oil in the Arctic – one of the most […]

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Latest ETS changes impotent without inclusion of agriculture – Greenpeace

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Government has announced another range of changes to one of the country’s core policies to combat climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Agricultural emissions remain completely excluded from the ETS. Reacting to the changes Greenpeace campaigner Gen Toop says the Government has, again, failed to include the country’s biggest climate polluter, agriculture, into […]

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Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash – Greenpeace

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealand scientists are behind a major new international research paper that shows dangerously unpredictable extreme weather could become a reality within decades as the impact of melting ice sheets becomes better understood. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the study published in the journal Nature is the latest in a series of alarms being […]

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Alarm raised after Govt quietly delays fishing boat cameras – Greenpeace

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is raising the alarm after the Government has again delayed the rollout of cameras on fishing boats, this time until August. The decision was quietly notified in the Government Gazette yesterday. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says cameras are urgently needed on all fishing boats to protect the marine environment from harmful fishing […]

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Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international blacklist – Greenpeace

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international blacklist – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to stop supporting dubious fishing activities after it tried to get a Talley’s fishing boat taken off a global blacklist of illegal fishing vessels during an international fisheries meeting in the Hague. Talley’s fishing vessel, Amaltal Apollo, was caught doing 14 bottom trawls for orange roughy in […]

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Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar – Greenpeace

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  8 Comments

The revelation that coal burning at Genesis Energy’s Huntly Power Station is the highest in five years is proof we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. Genesis Energy has been powering its two Rankine units at Huntly on coal for most of the last part of 2018 and ordered 120,000 tonnes […]

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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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