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Commissioner sends ‘please explain’ note to Government

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:47 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has sent a ‘please explain’ note to the Government over its woeful record on climate change, rivers and oceans. More >>

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against $1b dam plan

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:38 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, June 22: Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers. More >>

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax”

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:24 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax” with launch of hot desk More >>

Greenpeace joins Amazon People in battle to save their land

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:21 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, June 16: Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. More >>

Councillor’s conflict of interest exposed

Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:36 am | Greenpeace

Friday, June 10: It’s been revealed that a Hawke’s Bay Regional councillor could stand to make money if the Council approves a controversial and polluting dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion. More >>

Minister confirms Greenpeace allegations of fishing industry

Monday, 30 May 2016, 1:46 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 30 May 2016 - Minister for MPI, Nathan Guy, has confirmed this morning that the fishing industry is indeed responsible for reviewing video surveillance from its own trawlers and reporting suspicious behaviour to the regulator, MPI. More >>

Fisheries companies win contract to monitor themselves

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:07 am | Greenpeace

Auckland, 29 May 2016 - Greenpeace today revealed that the seafood company Sanford, and several other large New Zealand fishing companies, own the entity to which MPI recently awarded a contract to install cameras and to electronically monitor fishing ... More >>

Greenpeace responds to the G7’s Communique on climate change

Friday, 27 May 2016, 5:30 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace responds to the G7’s Communique on climate change Ise-Shima, May 27 2016 - The Ise-Shima G7 Leaders’ Communique does not reflect the urgency of the climate crisis we face, nor is it consistent with the momentum around the world since ... More >>

Lights out on Thai Union’s destructive seafood supply chain

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:39 am | Greenpeace

Indian Ocean, 25 May 2016 – Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza chased a controversial vessel at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain from its moorings today, in the latest in a series of global protests against the tuna giant’s destructive ... More >>

G7 leaders must move faster on promise to decarbonise

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 9:26 am | Greenpeace

Tokyo, 26 May 2016 - World leaders in Japan for the G7 Summit must use the opportunity to build on last year’s commitment to decarbonise the global economy over the course of this century, says Greenpeace. Since then the Paris Agreement has been adopted ... More >>

McDonald’s and global seafood providers make move for Arctic

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:56 pm | Greenpeace

Amsterdam, 25 May 2016 -- Global brands, including McDonald’s, Tesco, Iglo, Young’s Seafood, Icelandic Seachill, alongside the Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association, Fiskebåt, Russian fishing giant, Karat and Europe’s largest processor of frozen ... More >>

Government must end industrial dairying subsidies

Saturday, 21 May 2016, 5:34 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

21 May 2016: The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory out today shows New Zealand's emissions are at their highest level since 1990 and have increased 23% in 24 years. More >>

Greenpeace blockade ends as Mars heads into round table

Friday, 20 May 2016, 9:12 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 16 May 2016 - Greenpeace New Zealand's Whiskas action ends as Mars heads into an industry round table in the UK on Thai Union’s troubled tuna supply. More >>

Greenpeace shuts down Whiskas’ factory

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 9:53 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Whanganui , 16 May 2016 – Greenpeace New Zealand activists have shut down the the heart of cat food giant Whiskas’ Australasian operations, after Mars confirmed to the organisation that it sources tuna from Thai Union, a seafood company that ... More >>

Greenpeace Response to MPI’s Multi-Million Dollar Hand-Out

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:40 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to news today that the Ministry for Primary Industries will hand over millions of dollars to a controversial Canterbury industrial irrigation scheme, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said: More >>

More than twice as much fish taken as reported

Monday, 16 May 2016, 9:50 am | Greenpeace

Auckland, 16 May 2016 – Greenpeace is calling for an independent investigation of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in light of an explosive academic report released today, which finds that the quantity of fish caught in New Zealand is more ... More >>

Overfishing denier fails to disclose industry millions

Monday, 16 May 2016, 9:39 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 16 May 2016 – Documents obtained by Greenpeace USA through two Public Records Act requests reveal that University of Washington fisheriesbiologist Ray Hilborn has received at least $3.56 million from 69 fishing, seafood and other industry ... More >>

Greenpeace NZ demands investigation into ‘cover-up’ of death

Friday, 13 May 2016, 11:07 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, 13 May: Greenpeace is today calling for an immediate independent investigation into the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), following extremely serious allegations that the government department covered up the death of a Māui dolphin. More >>

Six Tonnes of Dairy Sewage Used to Blockade ACC Office

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 8:54 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

May 4, 2016: Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade ACC’s multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington. More >>

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 >>



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