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Giant Petition To Ban Single-use Plastic Bottles Heads To Parliament

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 9:20 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

On this coming Thursday, June 30th - with a giant albatross sculpture - Greenpeace Aotearoa will deliver a petition signed by almost 100,000 people calling on the Government to ban single-use plastic bottles and incentivise reusable and refillable alternatives. ... More >>

Forest Bill Fails To Stop Import Of Products From Deforestation Or Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 10:35 am | Greenpeace

Proposed new wood products legislation does not address critical issues of deforestation and human rights abuses associated with products imported into Aotearoa, says Greenpeace. The government’s Forest (Legal Harvest Assurance) Amendment Bill passed its first ... More >>

Prime Minister Should Ban Seabed Mining, Say Nearly 40,000 New Zealanders In Petition Delivered Today

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 2:05 pm | Greenpeace

A petition signed by over 35,000 New Zealanders calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to ban seabed mining in Aotearoa was delivered in Pōneke (Wellington) today, celebrating World Ocean Day by standing up for the seafloor. Kiwis Against Seabed ... More >>

Agri-industry Climate Plan ‘He Waka Eke Noa’ An Absolute Lemon

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 11:28 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has dubbed the agri-industry’s He Waka Eke Noa climate proposal ‘an absolute lemon’ that will fail to cut climate pollution from NZ’s biggest polluter. Greenpeace Aotearoa lead agriculture campaigner Christine Rose says, "The government ... More >>

ECan "bullshits" About Worsening Groundwater Nitrate

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 10:03 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

1 June: Greenpeace says that "a big part of the problem for Cantabrians concerned about water safety is that the local regulator - Environment Canterbury (ECan) - is still in denial, and misleading the public about how bad the nitrate contamination ... More >>

New Research Finds Dairy Industry Making Canterbury Water "Undrinkable"

Sunday, 29 May 2022, 7:40 pm | Greenpeace

Newly published research has found that every litre of dairy milk produced in Canterbury requires up to 11,000 litres of water to dilute the pollution from its production. " The grey water footprint of milk due to nitrate leaching from dairy farms ... More >>

Agribuisiness Cooking The Books On He Waka Eke Noa

Friday, 27 May 2022, 3:08 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

27 May: The agriculture industry is due to report back to the government on its He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) climate proposal on Monday - but Greenpeace is warning the industry might try to keep ‘cooking the books’ and the Government should hold ... More >>

Cameras On Boats A Win For The Oceans And For People Power

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:12 am | Greenpeace

After years of campaigning for cameras on boats , Greenpeace is reacting to the news of cameras on 300 commercial fishing vessels with cautious optimism, celebrating that the tide is finally turning towards ocean protection, while continuing to call ... More >>

Budget 2022 Delivers Hype And Hot Air In The Climate And Biodiversity Crises

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:19 pm | Greenpeace

18 May: Greenpeace is responding to Budget 2022 by saying the Government is generating hype and hot air while failing the environment. "There has never been more hype, while the need for real action to address the climate and biodiversity crises has ... More >>

Budget 2022 Must Honour "Nuclear-free Moment"

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 7:48 pm | Greenpeace

18 May: Greenpeace Aotearoa says that the Emissions Reduction Plan is a poor prelude to Budget 2022, which the climate crisis requires be bold, commit to cut climate pollution from intensive dairy, put cameras on boats, and roll out a nationwide household ... More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Fails By Omission Of Dairy Pollution

Monday, 16 May 2022, 2:39 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has dubbed the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan an 'Omissions Ridiculous Plan’, for its failure to address New Zealand’s biggest climate polluter - the dairy industry. Lead agriculture campaigner Christine Rose says, "Intensive ... More >>

Campaigners Celebrate Win As Auckland Council Rejects Pakiri Sand Mining

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 2:15 pm | Greenpeace

A proposal to mine sand off Pakiri beach has been rejected by Auckland Council in a move local groups are celebrating as a huge environmental win. Mining company McCallum Brothers Ltd has been seeking to expand its offshore dredging operation from Pakiri ... More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Must Cut Big Dairy Pollution To Be Credible

Monday, 9 May 2022, 12:36 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

9 May: Greenpeace Aotearoa says that to be credible, the Government’s upcoming Emissions Reduction Plan must cut climate pollution from intensive dairy - New Zealand’s biggest climate polluter. In a speech today, Climate Change Minister, James Shaw, ... More >>

The Pacific Can’t Survive If Richest Corporations And Governments Continue To Put Profits Over People And Planet

Friday, 6 May 2022, 7:05 am | Greenpeace

SUVA , May 6 2022 - Vanuatu Prime Minister Bob Loughman has warned that the survival of the Pacific is in peril if the world’s biggest polluters continue to put profit over people and planet, in Suva overnight. Prime Minister Loughman made the remarks ... More >>

Global And Pacific Civil Society Comes Together To Back Vanuatu Government Climate Campaign

Friday, 6 May 2022, 5:34 am | Greenpeace

PORT VILA, May 5 - A global alliance of civil society groups, representing over 1500 civil society organisations in 130 countries, has launched today to support a powerful new climate justice initiative by the Government of Vanuatu to take the ... More >>

Sea Level Rise Data Highlights The Need To Act On Dairy Pollution

Monday, 2 May 2022, 12:29 pm | Greenpeace

Explosive new sea level rise data released on the weekend highlights the urgency of acting on climate pollution from New Zealand’s intensive dairy industry, says Greenpeace Aotearoa. The modeling by NZ SeaRise shows sea level rise could be twice ... More >>

Intensive Winter Grazing Rule Changes Cave In To Intensive Dairy

Friday, 29 April 2022, 3:44 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

29 April: Greenpeace says the Government’s updated intensive winter grazing rules cave in to intensive dairy and are a missed opportunity to improve environmental management and animal welfare. Greenpeace Aotearoa lead agriculture campaigner Christine ... More >>

Greenpeace Joins Legal Action On "Greenwashed" Kapuni Hydrogen Project

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 4:19 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

26 April: Greenpeace has filed notice to be heard as an Interested Party on a legal appeal by Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui opposing a Kapuni fertiliser project given approval under the Ardern Government’s Covid-19 fast-track consenting legislation. Greenpeace ... More >>

Greenpeace Africa Calls To Scrap “Historic Error” To Auction 16 New Oil Blocks

Friday, 15 April 2022, 5:59 am | Greenpeace

DR Congo chooses oil over rainforests and human rights: Greenpeace Africa calls to scrap “historic error” to auction 16 new oil blocks Kinshasa, 14 April 2022: The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has approved at the ... More >>

Tide Shifts Against Seabed Mining As Tuvalu Withdraws Support

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 3:47 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is thrilled that Tuvalu has rescinded its support of deep sea mining saying it adds growing weight for a call to caution about the emerging industry and its potential for environmental destruction. In a dramatic reversal, Tuvalu Foreign ... More >>