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Greenpeace Message To Jacinda: 'Expect The Expected'

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 8:21 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace says the acid test of Jacinda Ardern’s second term will be her Government’s ability to deal with global crises. Not just the unexpected crises like Covid - but the ones we already know about - like climate change and biodiversity loss. "Jacinda ... More >>

'No More Excuses' For Government Inaction On Climate And Nature: Greenpeace

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 8:03 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

This morning New Zealanders are waking up to a fresh Government - one that has no good reason to put off action on nature and climate. "With an historic landslide to Labour, solid wins for the Greens and the departure of NZ First," says Greenpeace ... More >>

MfE Report Shows Govt Action Needed To Reduce Agribusiness Emissions

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:07 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

A new report released today by the Ministry for the Environment highlights how the climate crisis is already affecting Aotearoa, and underscores the need for urgent action on New Zealand’s biggest climate polluter, agribusiness, says Greenpeace. ... More >>

New Govt Must Phase Out Synthetic Fertiliser, Study Finds It Is Driving Climate Catastrophe

Friday, 9 October 2020, 11:02 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

A major new paper , just published in the prestigious science journal Nature, shows that the overuse of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is pushing levels of nitrous oxide - a potent greenhouse gas - far beyond natural limits, fuelling the climate crisis. ... More >>

Activists Climb Fertiliser Association Building To Highlight Industrial Dairying’s Role In Climate

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10:38 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace activists have scaled the office building of the Fertiliser Association in Wellington, to highlight the role of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser in driving industrial dairying and furthering the climate crisis. Five climbers began their ... More >>

Greenpeace Welcomes Greens’ Transport Policy, Calls For Climate To Be Bottom Line

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 1:00 pm | Greenpeace

Tuesday, 29 September: Greenpeace has welcomed the Green Party’s transport policy announced today, but is seeking assurances that the Greens will make clean transport a bottom line in any potential coalition agreement. The Greens are promising to invest ... More >>

Tiwai Deal Must Come With Strings Attached - Greenpeace

Monday, 28 September 2020, 11:57 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is disappointed that Jacinda Ardern is buckling under pressure from Rio Tinto to provide cheap power for its Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter. The environmental organisation says the deal needs to come with strings attached. The Labour Party ... More >>

National Promises Dirty Rivers And More Fuel For Climate Fires - Greenpeace

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1:39 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, 24 Sept: Greenpeace is calling the National Party’s newly announced agriculture policy "tantamount to climate denial" and "a promise for more dirty rivers." The National Party’s policy would delay bringing agriculture ... More >>

No Time To Lose: Call For Incoming Govt To Implement Cameras On Boats Within First Term

Monday, 21 September 2020, 3:53 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has today launched a call for the incoming government to prioritise cameras on boats across the full commercial fishing fleet, and to complete implementation within their first term. To launch the campaign, Greenpeace teamed up with recreational ... More >>

Greenpeace Applauds Green Party Vision For Thriving Oceans

Sunday, 20 September 2020, 2:45 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is applauding the Greens marine policy, released today, saying it sets a strong vision for healthy and thriving oceans. Jessica Desmond, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace Aotearoa, says she’s pleased to see the Greens take a big picture ... More >>

National Throwing Fuel On The Fire As The World Burns - Greenpeace

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:36 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling the National Party’s newly announced energy policy blatant climate denial and an affront to all the people and communities already suffering the impacts of climate change. It has been reported that the National Party will ... More >>

Greenpeace Celebrates Green Party Commitment To End PKE

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 11:43 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Saturday, 12 September: Greenpeace is labelling the commitment to end the use of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) "bold and transformational". The commitment has just been announced as part of the Green Party Agriculture Policy. "Synthetic ... More >>

Greenpeace "underwhelmed" By National Party Electric Vehicles Policy

Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:57 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The National Party has today announced a pledge to have 80,000 electric vehicles in the national fleet by 2023, and to make the Government's fleet one-third electric by the same date. National would allow businesses who pay for employer-provided electric ... More >>

Labour’s Energy Policy "stingy" In The Context Of Multi-billion Dollar Covid Recovery

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 2:06 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says they are underwhelmed by today’s energy announcement from the Labour Party . The environmental organisation says that while the policy includes some positive steps for decarbonising New Zealand’s energy system, it’s nowhere ... More >>

Greenpeace: "11 Years For 20% Camera Coverage On Boats, Where Are The Rest Of Them?"

Friday, 4 September 2020, 10:09 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling the Government’s cameras on boats announcement too little, too late, after Minister Stuart Nash revealed commitments to put cameras on approximately 20 per cent of the fleet by 2024. The Minister of Fisheries made the announcement ... More >>

Greenpeace Response To Govt’s Plastic Plan Announcement

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 8:57 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is welcoming the Government’s announcement today of a plan to phase out more single-use plastics, but is calling for the ban to cover a wider range of products, including plastic drink bottles. "The world is drowning in plastic ... More >>

Greenpeace Wins High Court Charity Case Appeal

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:39 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The High Court has ruled today that Greenpeace is entitled to register as a charity and that the Charities Registration Board was in error for declining the environmental campaigning organisation’s application. In a summary of the judgement posted online ... More >>

Put Plastic Blame Where It Belongs - Greenpeace

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 3:51 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is delighted to see the Government starting to put the burden of some of plastic pollution back where it belongs - with the companies that make and sell plastic. Today Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced regulated product ... More >>

Fertiliser Blockade Ends, But Greenpeace Says Campaign Will Continue

Monday, 27 July 2020, 4:16 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, 27 July: Climate protesters have successfully concluded a blockade at a synthetic fertiliser factory owned by agri-chemical company Ballance, but Greenpeace says public opposition to the "climate-wrecking" chemical is still growing. ... More >>

Blockade Of Taranaki Synthetic Nitrogen Plant Continues - Greenpeace

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:57 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Early this morning, Greenpeace and Climate Justice Taranaki protesters began a blockade of a synthetic nitrogen fertiliser factory owned by agri-chemical company Ballance. Five activists are still locked to a blockade of the factory entrance in Kapuni, ... More >>