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Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:31 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Dirty politics and a dirty environment go hand in hand. Our country’s future as a fairer, cleaner, more prosperous place is being threatened by backroom deals, corporate cronyism and a lack of transparency. More >>

High Court vindicates Climate Voter groups

Monday, 8 September 2014, 3:14 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 8 Sept 2014 - Organisers of an online campaign aimed at raising the profile of climate change as an election issue, say they have been vindicated by the High Court on crucial points of law. More >>

Greenpeace: Protection of India's Mahan Forest

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 2:19 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India’s call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine development by Essar and Hindalco, where ... More >>

Tables Turned on Oil Industry

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:45 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tables Turned on Oil Industry Kaitaia, Tuesday 12 August 2014: A Statoil executive and staff met clear opposition yesterday to their plans to both begin seismic testing in December and their plans to drill for deep sea oil off the coast from Kaitaia. ... More >>

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise welcomed home by Arctic 30

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:26 am | Greenpeace

Amsterdam, 9 August 2014 - The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise today sailed back into Dutch territorial waters after over 300 days in Russian custody. The ship had been held illegally since taking part in a peaceful direct action against state ... More >>

Greenpeace Win Supreme Court Battle

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 3:16 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Today, the Supreme Court overruled the Court of Appeal, saying that that charities can engage in political activities. More >>

Margaret Mahy boat unveiled on anniversary of ship bombing

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 10:36 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is naming a new boat after one of New Zealand’s best known children’s authors, Margaret Mahy, at a ceremony today on the 29th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland harbour. More >>

LEGO putting cash before kids says Greenpeace

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 9:43 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace today launched a major new global campaign targeting the world’s biggest toy company [1], LEGO. They’ll be mobilising more than 5 million online Arctic supporters and thousands of activists to take creative action in six continents as ... More >>

Major new alliance launches Climate Voter initiative

Sunday, 22 June 2014, 2:34 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 22 June 2014 – A campaign to mobilise thousands of Kiwis to use their vote in September’s election to support action on climate change was launched in Auckland this afternoon. More >>

Calls for Bridges’ sacking surge after Maui’s dolphin move

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 1:28 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

There has been a surge in the number of people calling for Energy Minister Simon Bridges to be sacked following his shock move to allow oil and gas drilling in a marine sanctuary which is home to the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin. More >>

Unwanted Statoil Oil Exploration Begins Off Northland

Monday, 9 June 2014, 8:43 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Sunday 8 June 2014: Only a week after Greenpeace targeted a Statoil rig heading to the Artic, the Norwegian oil giant has begun oil exploration research off Northland. Statoil has contracted NIWA research vessel Tangaroa after $24 million of taxpayer ... More >>

Frack and drill report reveals cowboy approach

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 1:07 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace New Zealand Programme Director Carmen Gravatt comments on the findings in the report ‘Drilling for oil and gas in New Zealand’ released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright today. More >>

Norwegian coastguard boards Greenpeace ship

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 12:34 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Barents Sea, May 30th 2014 -- The Norwegian coastguard tonight boarded the Greenpeace ship Esperanza outside of the country’s territorial waters to end a high profile protest against Arctic oil drilling. The environmental group considers the boarding ... More >>

Oil company at centre of Arctic protest coming to NZ

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 4:47 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The Norwegian oil company at the centre of a high profile Greenpeace protest in the Arctic today is also about to start exploring for deep sea oil in New Zealand waters. More >>

Greenpeace protest at Champions League final

Monday, 26 May 2014, 10:46 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Lisbon, May 24th 2014 -- A team of ten Greenpeace campaigners have been apprehended at the Champions League final before they were able to fix an anti-Gazprom banner from the stadium roof. More >>

Budget Response from Greenpeace

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:05 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to today’s Budget, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said: “This Budget shows a deficit of ambition. There is nothing in here to back our potentially world-leading clean energy sector, which could provide tens of thousands ... More >>

Bridges Has Got to be Sacked, say Greenpeace

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:25 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The call comes after it was recently revealed that Bridges, who also holds the associate climate change portfolio, was unaware that he had allowed swathes of Department of Conservation land to be opened up to the oil and gas industry. More >>

Greenpeace Celebrating Victory

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:03 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

After nearly 400,000 of us around the world emailed P&G’s boss and thousands more campaigned in supermarkets, on the streets and on social media - they have listened. More >>

NZ energy policy: fiscal idiocy, atmospheric self-harm

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:07 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about ‘adaptation’ to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an 'all of the above' approach to energy that even ... More >>

Government Oil Announcement Tomorrow: Greenpeace Comment

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 4:12 pm | Greenpeace

Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s government announcement about new oil drilling exploration areas in New Zealand, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said: More >>

 

 

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