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Government urged to better protect Māui dolphin

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:35 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, October 20: Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on further protection for Māui dolphin after the latest population estimate shows the number of the critically endangered dolphin has potentially risen. More >>

Greenpeace on PCE report into agricultural emissions

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:57 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

In response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report “ Climate change and Agriculture: Understanding biological greenhouse gases”, Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner Genevieve Toop said: More >>

Unprecedented lawsuit involving Statoil launched

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:53 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, October 18: An unprecedented legal case has been filed against the Norwegian Government for allowing oil companies including state-owned Statoil to drill for new oil in the Arctic. More >>

Greenpeace summer of action as Statoil signals retreat

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:57 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, October 14: In the wake of Norwegian oil giant Statoil’s sudden exit from Northland, Greenpeace NZ is calling for a summer of action to drive Statoil and other oil companies out of the country for good. More >>

Tiki Taane and Greenpeace protest "solar tax"

Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:32 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, October 10: New Zealand musician Tiki Taane has just taken 45,000 paper suns to New Zealand’s electricity watchdog, each with the name of someone who signed a petition demanding the authority support solar energy and prohibit electricity ... More >>

Greenpeace welcomes Hawke’s Bay anti-dam council

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 11:04 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Sunday 9 October - Greenpeace has welcomed the preliminary results of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election, saying the new council's top priority must be to ditch the Ruataniwha dam. More >>

Dam promoters look to acquire land under Public Works Act

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:58 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday 28 September- In an extraordinary move, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment company has said it’s taking the first step in the process of acquiring land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam under the Public Works Act. More >>

Greenpeace demands end to public subsidies for irrigation

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 8:20 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday 21 September - Greenpeace is demanding an end to public subsidies for large-scale irrigation projects, after a report revealed the Government has thrown millions of dollar at a proposed irrigation project in the Wairarapa that doesn’t stack up ... More >>

Heron report shows MPI caught by fishing industry

Friday, 16 September 2016, 3:26 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 16 September 2016 - The Heron report provides further evidence that the fisheries section of the Ministry of Primary Industry has been captured by the very industry it was supposed to be regulating More >>

Greenpeace uplifts Ruataniwha dam site office

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 12:35 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, September 13: Greenpeace has uplifted the site office of the proposed Ruataniwha Dam and delivered it to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offices in Napier. More >>

Russel Norman to ACC: don't invest in Ruataniwha Dam

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 9:37 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday 8 September - Greenpeace Executive Director Russel Norman has written to ACC Investment Manager Nicholas Bagnall, warning him against investing in the controversial Ruataniwha Dam. More >>

Mars rejects human rights tainted seafood

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 12:18 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 7 September 2016 - Greenpeace today welcomes the publication of Mars Petcare’s new plan of action to tackle human rights abuses in its seafood supply chains in Thailand. More >>

Greenpeace on Forest & Bird CEO Appointment

Monday, 5 September 2016, 5:56 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday 5 September - "On behalf of Greenpeace New Zealand, I’d like to congratulate Kevin Hague on his appointment as the new head of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society,” says Stephanie Mills, Chair of the Board of Greenpeace New Zealand. More >>

China and US formally join Paris Agreement

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 8:35 pm | Greenpeace

Beijing, 3 September 2016 - The world’s two largest carbon emitters, China and the United States, today announced they have formally joined the Paris Agreement in a major step to bring it into force and start what must be far more ambitious ... More >>

Ruataniwha Dam plan dead in the dirty water?

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 1:43 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

31 August 2016 - In response to the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favour of Forest and Bird over the DOC land swap for the Ruataniwha Dam (1) Greenpeace Agriculture Spokesperson Genevieve Toop said: More >>

Greenpeace to push for end to dam

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 10:18 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday 31 August - Greenpeace will use today’s monthly Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to pressure councillors to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam. More >>

Key’s drilling plan “in freefall”

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 1:29 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, August 30: In the wake of last week’s reports that oil giant Shell is having a firesale of its New Zealand assets, prospecting company ION Geophysical has also now relinquished its oil surveying permits, which covered almost half of ... More >>

Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:47 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday 26 August - The shambles that is water management in Hawke’s Bay is another reason the Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped, says Greenpeace. More >>

Plan to boost coal burning at Huntly “regressive”

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:04 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 25: The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand. More >>

Thousands of NZ'ers to scrap Ruataniwha Dam

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:30 am | Greenpeace

New Zealanders in their thousands are calling on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam, in the wake of the gastro outbreak. More >>



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