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Govt Must Not Pass Up Opportunity For Transformation

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 3:05 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace says the newly released Government plan for the Primary Sector is a missed opportunity to build back better. The plan Fit for a Better World - Accelerating our Economic Potential , was released by Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday. It aims to map ... More >>

Greenpeace Response To Infrastructure Funding Announcement

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:02 pm | Greenpeace

"It looks like there are good investments on the table in the Government’s Covid recovery infrastructure announcement today. But the devil will be in the detail, which has not yet been made available. It remains to be seen whether the Government ... More >>

Leaked Phone Call Exposes NZ First Control Of Fishing Policy

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 6:34 pm | Greenpeace

A leaked recording of a phone call made by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash confirms that NZ First is controlling critical elements of the Government’s fishing policy, in particular the decision to stop cameras on fishing boats. The recording, which ... More >>

Greenpeace Says Dolphin Threat Management Plan "promising, But Not Transformational"

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:05 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says the Māui and Hector’s Threat Management Plan , released today by the Government, makes some promising steps towards protecting the most endangered dolphin species in the world, but is not completely transformational. Jessica Desmond, ... More >>

Dead Albatross May Save Us - Greenpeace

Friday, 19 June 2020, 7:01 am | Greenpeace

Today, on World Albatross Day, Greenpeace has released a heart wrenching video detailing the last days of a Toroa (Southern Royal Albatross) - which died after eating an entire plastic drink bottle. "Plastic bottles are one of this giant sea bird’s ... More >>

Fonterra Slammed In New Global Emissions Report

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 10:18 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Fonterra has been named and shamed as one of 13 global dairy companies causing the climate crisis to worsen, in a damning new report by the United States-based Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy. The institute singles out Fonterra, the second largest ... More >>

Fast-track Bill Dodges Govt Climate Test - Greenpeace

Monday, 15 June 2020, 4:51 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says the Government is dodging its own guidelines to push through a new fast-track covid law. The Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill, unveiled this afternoon, is designed to speed up infrastructure projects with the aim of providing ... More >>

A World First - "ban Plastic Bottles" Says Greenpeace

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:20 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace wants New Zealand to become the first country in the world to ban plastic drinks bottles. Last year, after a huge public outcry, the NZ Government banned single use plastic bags. Now Greenpeace is launching a new campaign to "ban the bottle." ... More >>

Nitrogen Fertiliser Poisoning Of Rivers To Face Cap, Says Greenpeace

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 11:46 am | Greenpeace

Thursday, 28th May: Greenpeace is today welcoming the Government’s move to place a cap on synthetic nitrogen fertiliser, but says more controls are needed to protect freshwater. The fertiliser cap was announced today as part of the Government’s ... More >>

Govt’s Seabird Plan Of Action Panders To Fishing Industry, Says Greenpeace

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 2:03 pm | Greenpeace

The National Plan of Action for Seabirds, released by the Government today, puts the fate of threatened species firmly in the hands of the fishing industry, says Greenpeace. Jessica Desmond, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace, says the action plan ... More >>

Taylor Doubles Down On Failure, Refuses To Lift Australia’s Woeful Pollution Reduction Target

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 11:05 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has condemned Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s decision to defy the calls of the international community and prioritise the interests of fossil fuel barons over Australian people. In a letter to the UNFCC, Taylor said ... More >>

Greenpeace Response To Regional Emissions Report Released By Waikato Regional Council

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 3:30 pm | Greenpeace

The latest emissions report recently released by the Waikato Regional Council found that agriculture contributes 69% of gross emissions in Waikato. "This latest emissions report shows that Waikato’s single biggest climate emitter is intensive ... More >>

Budget: Only "loose Change" For The Climate - Greenpeace

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:30 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is quietly applauding the Government’s conservation, freshwater, rail and small home insulation measures announced in today’s Budget. However, Executive Director Dr Russel Norman says "looking at where money’s gone in the massive ... More >>

Budget: Get Future-ready Over Shovel-ready, Urges Greenpeace

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:27 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 May: Greenpeace is urging the Government to prioritise ‘future-ready’ over ‘shovel-ready’ job solutions in this week’s Covid Recovery Budget. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says with the budget dubbed "Rebuilding ... More >>

MSC’s Deliberate Deceit: Report Reveals Staggering Scale Of Their Fishing Industry Greenwash

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:28 am | Greenpeace

One of the world’s most recognisable sustainability certifications, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) tick, has been exposed for the sham that it is, says Greenpeace, in a new report from environmental NGO Bloom . Researchers, who looked at every MSC ... More >>

Greenpeace Calls On Govt To Back Farmers With $1 Billion Regenerative Farming Fund

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:35 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Ahead of the Government’s post-Covid Budget announcements on May 14th, Greenpeace has launched a proposal calling for a $1 billion investment in regenerative agriculture . The environmental organisation has drawn up a unique and detailed plan, outlining ... More >>

Govt Report Reveals Freshwater Crisis

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 10:57 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says today’s Ministry for the Environment report, Our Freshwater 2020, clearly shows that New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and freshwater are in crisis. The report cites the shift to intensive dairying, including increasing cow numbers and ... More >>

Latest Emissions Tally Highlights Huge Opportunity For Shift In Farming

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 5:04 pm | Greenpeace

Wednesday, 15 April: The latest official count of climate emissions in New Zealand has been released today. The Government's Greenhouse Gas inventory for 2018 shows New Zealand's emissions have increased by 24 per cent since 1990, with agriculture ... More >>

OMV Exit Signals End Of Offshore Oil Exploration In NZ

Friday, 10 April 2020, 10:25 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, April 10: Austrian oil giant OMV has announced today that it’s indefinitely postponing its last remaining oil and gas exploration plans in the Taranaki Basin. Greenpeace is claiming "a win of generational significance" that signals ... More >>

Covid Shows Now Is The Time To Strengthen Environmental Protections

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:23 pm | Greenpeace

As the Covid-19 pandemic takes its toll on the New Zealand economy, Greenpeace is pushing back on industry lobbyists and politicians arguing for weakening and delaying environmental protections. The environment group says that now more than ever, we ... More >>