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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 >>

A great day for whales no April Fool's joke

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 9:32 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 1 April 2014 – In response to the International Court of Justice ruling today that the Japanese whaling programme is not scientific [1] Karli Thomas, Greenpeace New Zealand Oceans Campaigner said: More >>

UN rules against hunting of whales 'for science'

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 9:25 am | Greenpeace

The Hague, 31 March 2014 – In response to the International Court of Justice ruling today that the Japanese Whaling program is not scientific [1] John Frizell, Greenpeace International whales campaign coordinator said: More >>

IPCC report: world unprepared for dangers of climate change

Monday, 31 March 2014, 1:20 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace urged world leaders to accelerate the transition to clean and safe energy as the UN climate panel issued on Monday a new warning on the looming climate chaos. More >>

Climate SOS – Greenpeace Urges End To Fossil Fuel Investment

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 11:13 am | Greenpeace

Yokohama, Japan, March 25 2014 – A climate crisis that risks peace and security can still be avoided by accelerating the clean energy revolution, Greenpeace said on Tuesday. More >>

‘Arctic 30’ to take case to European Court of Human Rights

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 9:23 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Amsterdam, 17 March 2014 - The group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists who collectively became known as the ‘Arctic 30’ today applied to the European Court of Human Rights requesting damages from the Russian Federation, as well as ... More >>

EU Parliament Calls For Arctic Sanctuary Around North Pole

Friday, 14 March 2014, 10:45 am | Greenpeace

The European Parliament today passed a resolution calling for a protected area around the North Pole which could ban oil companies and industrial fishing fleets from the region. The text echoes the demands of an international campaign which has attracted ... More >>



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