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Report Lays Bare The Dire Consequences Of Govt’s Lax Approach To Dairying - Greenpeace

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 2:31 pm | Greenpeace

A Ministry for the Environment report released today shows the widespread scale of destruction caused by intensive dairying, says Greenpeace. The report, Our Land 2021 , details the decline of soil and freshwater health, and examines the climate ... More >>

Biden Summit: Charities And Churches Call On Morrison To Halve Emissions By 2030

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:01 am | Greenpeace

 More than 10 environmental and humanitarian organisations including Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Oxfam Australia, the Pacific Climate Action Network, The Pacific Conference of Churches, and the Edmund Rice Centre have used a full-page newspaper ... More >>

Greenpeace: Agriculture Still Tops Emissions, So Where's The Action?

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 12:40 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The latest inventory of New Zealand's climate pollution shows, yet again, that the Government must take urgent action to make farming part of the climate solution, says Greenpeace. The Ministry for the Environment today released its 2019 inventory ... More >>

Cautious Applause From Greenpeace On Government’s Coal Boiler Ban

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:04 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is welcoming today’s announcement from the Government banning new coal boilers for industrial processing, but remains concerned that New Zealand’s biggest climate polluter - industrial agriculture - has yet to be regulated. "This decision ... More >>

Greenpeace Confronts Deep Sea Mining Industry In Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5:34 am | Greenpeace

Clarion Clipperton Zone, Pacific Ocean, 6th April 2021 - Activists onboard the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior are today taking action hundreds of miles out to sea, against deep sea mining company DeepGreen. A team of activists are confronting a vessel used ... More >>

Greenpeace Supports Call For Drawing ‘Pacific Blue Line’ Against Deep Sea Mining

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 3:44 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is standing in support of a Pacific-led push to draw a Blue Line against the emerging Deep Sea Mining industry, the organisation said today. A collection of Pacific civil society groups, including the Pacific Conferences of Churches (PCC), ... More >>

Ocean Can’t Wait, Urgent Action Needed, Says Greenpeace Following Chief Sci Report

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:19 am | Greenpeace

A long-awaited science report into New Zealand’s commercial fisheries has highlighted a lack of data on the ocean is one of the key problems with managing it, admitting we still know "frighteningly little" about a space we take so much from. ... More >>

Winter Grazing Backdown Shows Ardern Govt "Owned" By Big Dairy, Says Greenpeace

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 6:46 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace says the Labour Government’s delay in implementing already-weak intensive winter grazing regulations is yet another example of them buckling to New Zealand’s "dirtiest industry." Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture ... More >>

Aotearoa One Step Closer To A Safer, More Resilient Future With Surrender Of Last South Island Oil Permit

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 1:10 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday 10 March : Greenpeace is celebrating the announcement that New Zealand Oil & Gas will relinquish their deep sea exploration permit off the south coast of the South Island as "another win for the climate, for wildlife and ... More >>

Community, Environmental Groups Support Te Pāti Māori Proposal To Ban Seabed Mining

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 10:41 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, March 10: Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM), Greenpeace and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) today voiced their support for Te Pāti Māori’s call for a ban on seabed mining in Aotearoa. "This is long overdue: we have ... More >>

Greenpeace Calls For Govt To Lower Nitrate Limit In Drinking Water

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 12:54 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has today launched a petition calling on the Minister of Health and the Government’s new water regulating body to lower the recognised ‘safe’ limit for nitrates in drinking water to one thirteenth of its current level, from 11.3mg/L ... More >>

Fast Action Needed On Deadly Nitrates

Monday, 22 February 2021, 3:05 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to take urgent action on nitrate levels in drinking water. A report out today reinforces known links between intensive dairying, nitrates and bowel cancer. It says the health of 800,000 New Zealanders could be ... More >>

Another Win For The Movement Against Deep Sea Oil Exploration

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 6:42 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is celebrating the announcement that New Zealand Oil & Gas and its partner Beach Energy will relinquish their oil and gas exploration permit off the Oamaru coast as "another win for the climate, for wildlife and for people ... More >>

RMA Replacement Must Protect Environmental Bottom Lines Says Greenpeace

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 11:11 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace today cautiously welcomed the Government’s announcement of the principles and process to craft legislation to replace the Resource Management Act (RMA). However the environmental campaigning organisation said the new law must protect environmental ... More >>

33,000 People Call For Govt To Cut Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 1:54 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

On Parliament’s first sitting day of the year, Greenpeace has today delivered a petition with the names of 33,000 New Zealanders calling for the Government to phase out synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. Environment Minister David Parker accepted ... More >>

NZ’s Dirtiest Industry - Dairy - Gets The Biggest Free Pass In Draft Climate Plan

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 4:32 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace has welcomed key parts of the Climate Change Commission's report, but says the ambition falls short of "transformational" and continues a long tradition of giving the dairy industry a "free pass to pollute". The report ... More >>

Government ‘covering Tracks’ For NZ Bottom Trawler That Destroyed Ancient Coral

Friday, 29 January 2021, 12:36 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The government is refusing to release details of a New Zealand bottom trawler that pulled up protected species from a seamount, environmentalists said today. More >>

New Zealand Continues To Disregard Biodiversity Targets, Lobbies For More Bottom Trawling

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 11:29 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

New Zealand is fast developing a reputation as a South Pacific vandal, says Greenpeace, as the government continues to fight against increased ocean protection. At the upcoming meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO), ... More >>

Spend Massive Covid Overpayment On Climate - Greenpeace

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 7:08 am | Greenpeace

Official figures released by Greenpeace show the Government could be due a huge refund from the Covid wage subsidy scheme. The environmental organisation has some strong views on how it could be spent. A total of $14 billion was paid out to businesses ... More >>

Yasa’s Climate-charged 345 Km/h Winds Cut A Path Of Destruction Through Fiji’s Two Major Islands

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:47 am | Greenpeace

SYDNEY , Dec 18 2020 - Tropical Cyclone Yasa struck with wind gusts up to 345 km/h overnight as it tore through Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, destroying homes and schools and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Despite the high wind speeds, ... More >>