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Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit

Press release | 26 June, 2017 at 6:04

Auckland, 26 June 2017 - A law student from New Zealand is battling the country’s government in court this morning over a “failure” to properly address climate change.

New Zealand: Ready and Waiting

Feature story | 5 January, 2007 at 11:43

As the Esperanza heads for Auckland, the Greenpeace New Zealand team are eagerly awaiting her arrival. With the ship comes old friends and colleagues, from New Zealand and around the world. Carol in our New Zealand office reflects on the shared...

How New Zealand stood up to the fossil fools

Blog entry by Nick Young | 23 March, 2016

Greenpeace New Zealand coordinated one of the largest civil disobedience climate protests in their country’s history... and it was a beautiful thing. More than 200 people descended on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference...

3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global...

Blog entry by Kristin Casper and Kate Simcock | 7 November, 2017

Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It ...

Star Lawless slams oil giant Shell outside court

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 7:06

New Plymouth, New Zealand, February 7, 2013 – Film and TV star Lucy Lawless and seven activists were today convicted and sentenced to 120 hours community service each for attempting to stop an Arctic-bound oil drilling ship last year.

The Berlin Wall of oil begins to crumble

Blog entry by Steve Abel | 7 October, 2014 4 comments

The Berlin wall was a symbol of the Soviet era like no other. When it was finally dismantled in 1989 it signalled the end of a system that had stood for nearly 70 years. A system that shaped the political landscape of the 20th century...

Paying homage to the legendary Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 9 January, 2013 3 comments

New Zealand’s Matauri Bay played host today to two Rainbow Warriors, the original and the current Warrior – one lying peacefully on the sea bed providing an artificial reef for sea life and the other a gleaming, eco-friendly...

Deep sea oil and gas drilling: not in New Zealand, not anywhere

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 4 September, 2013 6 comments

Like the Arctic, the deep waters off the coast of New Zealand are under threat as oil and gas companies feverishly line up to start exploratory drilling operations in search of climate-destroying carbon fuel deposits. In a new oil...

Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came...

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid, Greenpeace New Zealand | 27 February, 2012 9 comments

As we sat anxiously in the office last Friday waiting for the 'we made it' call we never dreamed that four days later we would have witnessed such a massive media storm, such overwhelming global support and such tenacity from our...

Update from the seas - Navy arrives at peaceful action

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | 14 April, 2011 2 comments

In the early hours of the morning, still many hours before dawn, we picked up the location of the Orient Explorer and her support vessel the Ocean Pioneer . Primed for another exciting day on the water and ready to do whatever we...

Daily News: Renewables could supply 80 percent of world’s energy within 40 years,...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 10 May, 2011

Top news: The IPCC says renewables could supply 80 percent of the world’s energy by 2050, averting catastrophic climate change; shale gas is found to contaminate tap water with explosive methane; Italian activists campaign against...

Bad time down under for APP gets worse

Blog entry by Andy T | 26 August, 2011 1 comment

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand. Fresh from a  PR crisis in Australia - caused when his staff were found out for...

Seamount destruction: claptrap substantiated!

Generic multimedia item | 13 June, 2005 at 2:00

One of the kingpins of the bottom trawling industry called Greenpeace claims of seabed destruction from this fishing method "Unsubstantiated claptrap." Have a look at this video of proof exposed by the Rainbow Warrior that bottom trawling DOES...

Rainbow Warrior In New Zealand

Image gallery | 9 January, 2013

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal

Image | 3 February, 2004 at 1:00

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal timber. Two trees were arrested.

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal

Image | 3 February, 2004 at 1:00

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal timber. Two trees were arrested.

Shell Contracted Drillship.

Image gallery | 29 February, 2012

Activists on route to the Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 13:26

Greenpeace activists on route to call on the Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand to ensure there is no cover up in the trial of the Tokyo Two. They demonstrated outside the Japanese Embassy, in Wellington, displaying poster-size copies of five...

Rainbow Warrior

Image | 11 July, 1985 at 3:00

Rainbow Warrior, sunk by two underwater mines placed by agents of the French Government in Marsden Wharf, New Zealand.

Oily action in New Zealand

Image | 25 July, 2010 at 13:11

25 July- New Nealand. Greenpeace volunteers covered in 'oil', at Muriwai beach send a strong message to the Government to stop its plans for the drilling of new deep water oil wells off New Zealand's coast. Read more about the action

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