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Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016”

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:10 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 28: This morning it’s been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealand’s last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018. More >>

Doomed Ruataniwha Scheme Should be Ditched by Council

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:29 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme looks doomed, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council should ditch it at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting, says Greenpeace today. More >>

NZ’s climate plan slammed as “a sham”

Friday, 22 April 2016, 12:17 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, April 22: Questions about the National Government’s fitness to lead on climate issues are being raised as Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of New Zealand tomorrow. More >>

Thai Union’s Destructive Fishing in Indian Ocean Targetted

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:10 pm | Greenpeace

Indian Ocean, 20 April 2016 - Greenpeace has deployed its largest and fastest vessel to the Indian Ocean in a bid to disrupt the fishing operations of industrial tuna giant Thai Union. More >>

Future access to fresh water in question

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:10 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, April 19: Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change. More >>

NZ’s climate policy is a “total bloody waste of time”

Monday, 18 April 2016, 11:45 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, April 18: On the back of a report released this morning that shows the NZ Government has allowed businesses to buy fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and Ukraine, Greenpeace New Zealand has called for the linchpin of New Zealand’s climate ... More >>

Taiwan’s fisheries plagued by human rights abuses

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 3:31 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Taipei, 14 April 2016 - A year-long Greenpeace East Asia investigation into Taiwan’s distant water tuna fisheries has exposed Illegal shark finning, labour and human rights abuses, as well as Taiwan’s failure to adequately address issues such as ... More >>

“Huntly must close” in wake of coal company bankruptcy

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:45 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 14: The pressure is mounting for New Zealand’s last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the world’s largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy. More >>

Government Should Pull Plug on Billion Dollar Dam

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 10:36 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

The government should pull the plug on the controversial Ruataniwha irrigation scheme in Hawke’s Bay, as costs look set to soar towards the billion dollar mark, Greenpeace says today. More >>

Whiskas Clearly Unable to Deny Cat Food Linked to Slavery

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 10:35 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

The owner of international pet food giant Whiskas have admitted that questions over their links to modern-day slavery are ‘very worrying’ More >>

Planned New Coal Power Plants Will Deplete Water Resources

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 1:26 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Hong Kong, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new Greenpeace International ... More >>

Oil Block Offer a ‘Desperate, Last-Ditch Bid"

Monday, 21 March 2016, 9:36 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to today’s oil block offer announcement by Simon Bridges, Greenpeace’s senior climate campaigner Simon Boxer said: More >>

Hundreds descend on Central Auckland to blockade oil event

Monday, 21 March 2016, 8:14 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

More than 200 people descended on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference at dawn this morning blocking its entrances as part of a Greenpeace-organised demonstration of peaceful civil disobedience. More >>

Bill McKibben throws his weight behind civil disobedience

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 1:15 pm | Greenpeace

World-leading environmentalist Bill McKibben is today urging New Zealanders to take part in peaceful civil disobedience to overthrow “radicalism”. More >>

John Key Should Resign as Tourism Minister: Greenpeace

Monday, 14 March 2016, 10:27 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Key’s continued backing for intensive dairy irrigation schemes, which will increase pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams, means he is unfit for the tourism job, claims Greenpeace. More >>

Dairy Irrigation Subsidies Must Be Ditched to Avert Crisis

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 11:58 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Government subsidies for dairy irrigation schemes should be dropped in order to avert a dairy crisis, Greenpeace says today. The government currently has around $120million of taxpayers’ money sitting in a fund, called Crown Irrigation Investments, which ... More >>

Whiskas Embroiled in Modern-Day Slavery Scandal

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10:49 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Cat owners who buy Whiskas for their pet may unwittingly be funding modern-day slavery and destructive fishing methods, Greenpeace New Zealand says today. More >>

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears

Monday, 7 March 2016, 11:02 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the country’s biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said: More >>

Climate action “a matter of life and death”

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 2:26 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, 3 March: The month of February has experienced a whopping temperature rise not seen before in the history of record-keeping, according to just-released global satellite data. More >>

Radiation impacts of Fukushima disaster investigated

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 3:14 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tokyo, 25 February 2016 - Greenpeace Japan today announced it is conducting an underwater investigation into radiation contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The survey will be conducted from a Japanese research vessel ... More >>

 

 

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