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Govt’s new oil spill insurance cap still a drop in the ocean

Friday, 21 June 2019, 8:42 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, June 20: The Government is touting an increase in oil industry liability as a win for taxpayers, but Greenpeace says the new plan would still see the New Zealand public picking up most of the bill for in the event of a major spill. More >>

Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:37 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, June 19: Oil majors Chevron and Equinor have abandoned their oil and gas exploration permits off the east coast of the North Island, leaving Austrian oil company OMV as the last remaining oil giant in New Zealand. More >>

Greenpeace rig occupation enters ninth day

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 9:22 am | Greenpeace

Tuesday, June 18: A Greenpeace protest to stop a BP oil rig from drilling in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland has just entered its ninth day. More >>

Māui and Hector’s dolphin proposals not fit for crisis

Monday, 17 June 2019, 12:02 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, 17 June: Greenpeace is calling the Government’s latest proposal to save Māui and Hector’s dolphins a "pathway to extinction for the world’s rarest dolphin species". More >>

WTF? There’s a giant oil rig on the horizon

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 8:36 am | Greenpeace

Thursday, June 13: A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits. More >>

Government fails on dairy and climate again

Friday, 7 June 2019, 1:41 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, June 7: The Government has announced changes to the national dairy industry regulations (DIRA) but has kept a controversial legal requirement on Fonterra to pick up milk from new dairy conversions, angering Greenpeace. More >>

Not just Māui: cameras on fishing vessels needed nationwide

Friday, 7 June 2019, 12:43 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace welcomes the Government announcement this morning to put cameras on all commercial fishing vessels within the Māui dolphin habitat, but says more needs to be done if we’re to protect our ocean life from fishing industry harm. More >>

Way more stuff like this, please - Greenpeace to Govt

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:34 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, May 9: Greenpeace says the announcement this morning that the Government will establish a clean energy centre in Taranaki is a small step in the right direction. More >>

Toothless Zero Carbon Bill has bark but no bite

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:23 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 8: Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says The Zero Carbon Amendment Bill has no ability to enforce its climate change targets. More >>

Shock UN report reveals extent of mass extinction threat

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 8:48 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, May 7: A report just released by the United Nations has warned that 1 million species are at risk of extinction - more than at any time in human history. More >>

NZ Govt must follow UK and declare climate emergency

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 11:34 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, May 2: Greenpeace is calling on the Government to follow the lead of the UK and declare a climate and environment emergency, after history making scenes in UK Parliament this morning saw MPs pass a motion to make the country the first in ... More >>

Drilling loophole undermines Ardern’s oil ban

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 11:19 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 1: New Zealand Oil & Gas is the latest company to leverage the Government’s apparent willingness to offer extensions to oil exploration permits, despite the ban on new oil and gas permits that has seen New Zealand celebrated as ... More >>

Greenpeace activists occupy oil rig

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:09 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, 30 April - 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. More >>

State of Environment report reveals NZ’s dirtiest industry

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:53 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

The new State of the Environment report paints a "comprehensively damning" picture of the dairy industry. More >>

"Biggest conservation effort yet" launches to save oceans

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:46 am | Greenpeace

Friday, April 12: Today, Greenpeace is launching one of its biggest conservation efforts yet, calling for a network of ocean sanctuaries to be created across the globe. More >>

Calls for sweeping new climate policy on oil banniversary

Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:15 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, April 12: On the first anniversary of New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed ban on new oil and gas permits, Greenpeace has called for sweeping new climate policy. More >>

Disaster prompts calls for new bottle deposit scheme

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:05 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday 11 April 2019: The West Coast dump disaster and newly released information about dozens of landfills nationwide being susceptible to failure from sea level rise has prompted further calls from environment and zero waste advocates for urgent ... More >>

Surging emissions show NZ needs stronger action on climate

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:40 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 11: New data released today showing that New Zealand’s emissions have continued to grow rapidly in 2017 have been called "disturbing" by Greenpeace. More >>

NZ drill plan reveal on oil ban anniversary "disgraceful"

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:30 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, April 10: Oil giant OMV has today announced plans to drill for oil and gas in the Great South Basin off the Otago coast as soon as this year. This comes on the eve of the first anniversary of Jacinda Ardern’s historic oil and gas exploration ... More >>

How to protect a third of our oceans by 2030

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 3:00 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 4: A scientific report released today has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans in the next ten years - a target scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and mitigate the impacts of climate ... More >>



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