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Unprecedented lawsuit involving Statoil launched on eve of oil giant’s Northland exit

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 21:41

An unprecedented legal case has been filed against the Norwegian Government for allowing oil companies including state-owned Statoil to drill for new oil in the Arctic.

New Zealand’s promise “dead in the water” as Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 12:01

Greenpeace New Zealand is calling for a summer of action to highlight what it’s calling the Government’s “sham plan” to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which came into force today.

Auckland Council passes historic vote to oppose deep sea oil drilling

Press release | November 10, 2016 at 13:32

Auckland Council has just voted to oppose the Government’s offshore oil agenda in New Zealand, for the first time ever.

World’s biggest oil survey ship flouts safety law in NZ waters during 7.8 earthquake

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 12:11

Upon its arrival in New Zealand waters, the world’s largest seismic surveying ship turned off transmission from its mandatory AIS safety device, including throughout the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit early on Monday morning and...

“Burning our future”: Genesis’ plan to burn dirty fuels at Huntly for next 20 years...

Press release | December 5, 2016 at 13:45

Genesis Energy has been granted consents to replace Huntly Power Station’s coal-fired Rankine units at any time it likes for the next 20 years.

“Dropping like flies”: Anadarko the latest company to cull search for oil in NZ

Press release | December 9, 2016 at 15:38

Texan oil giant Anadarko is the latest to join the  growing list of companies to scale back or completely quit their search for oil in New Zealand.

NZ climate groups form coalition and announce plans to disrupt major oil summit

Press release | December 22, 2016 at 10:47

Groups campaigning on climate change, fracking, oil and gas drilling and social justice from across Aotearoa have announced plans to disrupt the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in March next year.

ASA rejects challenge to Greenpeace’s solar tax campaign

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 12:52

Tuesday, December 6: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a complaint about Greenpeace’s use of the word “tax” to describe an extra charge for solar power has no grounds to proceed.

Greenpeace reconnaissance reveals world’s biggest seismic ship blasting for oil off...

Press release | December 11, 2016 at 13:29

Sunday, December 11: Greenpeace NZ has released aerial footage from a reconnaissance flight of the world’s biggest seismic ship, the Amazon Warrior, blasting for oil 120 nautical miles off the Wairarapa Coast.

Greenpeace NZ boats tailing world’s biggest seismic blasting ship

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 10:20

Greenpeace New Zealand is on the tail of the biggest seismic surveying ship in the world as it blasts the sea floor in a search for deep sea oil, about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Wairarapa.

Greenpeace inflatables intercept world’s biggest seismic oil ship, 50 miles out to sea

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 15:35

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa.


New oil exploration for NZ as 2016 officially declared hottest on record

Press release | January 19, 2017 at 11:35

As 2016 is officially declared the hottest year ever recorded, the world’s largest seismic ship is searching for deep sea oil off New Zealand’s East Coast.

Oil conference in lockdown as protesters blockade entrance

Press release | March 22, 2017 at 7:35

Tangata Whenua and people from all over New Zealand are currently blockading the Petroleum Summit in New Plymouth, to prevent government and oil industry delegates from entering the TSB Showplace.

Greenpeace prepares to confront Donald Trump’s “climate madness” at sea in a...

Press release | March 29, 2017 at 7:52

In the wake of today’s sweeping executive order by US President Donald Trump to reverse efforts to address climate change and instead protect the oil, gas and coal industries, Greenpeace New Zealand is preparing to go and confront his agenda at sea.

Greenpeace swimmers stop Amazon Warrior seismic blasting, 50 miles out to sea

Press release | April 10, 2017 at 14:17

Greenpeace activists have thrown themselves into the sea in front of a huge offshore oil exploration vessel off the New Zealand coast.

Bill English crying crocodile tears over flood devastation

Press release | April 13, 2017 at 13:54

Thursday, 13 April: As the country braces for Cyclone Cook, the latest and the most devastating in a series of extreme weather events, Greenpeace NZ has slammed Prime Minister Bill English for crying “crocodile tears”.

Joyce’s Budget a “billion-dollar handout” to polluters

Press release | May 25, 2017 at 14:57

Greenpeace New Zealand’s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has blasted Stephen Joyce’s first Budget for “actively funding” pollution.

Government delays “morally repugnant” case against Greenpeace activists

Press release | May 31, 2017 at 7:20

The Government has asked for more time to take a case against three Greenpeace activists who put themselves in the path of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, the Amazon Warrior, in April.

Fossil Fuel President Trump can’t kill Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | June 2, 2017 at 8:35

Greenpeace New Zealand has labeled Trump “morally bankrupt” over his decision abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, and is calling on Prime Minister Bill English to stand with other world leaders and speak out against the move.

Greenpeace climbers prepare message above Beehive for US Secretary of State

Press release | June 6, 2017 at 8:07

Four Greenpeace climbers are preparing to hang a large banner from a crane next to the Beehive to protest the arrival of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is in Wellington.

Time for “diseased” electricity industry overhaul

Press release | June 20, 2017 at 14:33

Greenpeace has called for an overhaul of the electricity industry after a complaint against a tax on solar was quashed in court.

Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit

Press release | June 26, 2017 at 16:34

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

Actor Lucy Lawless sets off on Greenpeace ship to confront Arctic oil drillers

Press release | July 20, 2017 at 9:55

New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless has just set sail on the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, to confront the Norwegian oil giant Statoil as it drills for oil in the Arctic.

Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Statoil's Arctic oil...

Press release | July 22, 2017 at 8:48

Barents Sea, Norway - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic Barents sea. ...

Super Fund’s $950m fossil fuel divestment an “aha” moment for NZ economy

Press release | August 15, 2017 at 14:48

Greenpeace is calling the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s just-announced $950 million divestment from big polluters an “aha” moment for the country’s economy.

Greenpeace activists stop Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic

Press release | August 18, 2017 at 8:12

A New Zealander is among a group of activists who have halted a Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic.

Greenpeace’s Taitu crew plead Not Guilty in historic climate court case

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 8:34

Greenpeace and the activists charged under the ‘Anadarko Amendment’ after swimming in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, have pleaded Not Guilty.

Leaked report shows climate must be key election issue

Press release | September 4, 2017 at 11:23

Responding to the leaked Ministry for the Environment report that estimates $19 billion of property is at risk in New Zealand from the effects of climate change, Greenpeace climate campaigner Kate Simcock says:

Labour climate policy a good start but not strong enough

Press release | September 8, 2017 at 11:06

In response to the Labour Party’s climate policy released this morning, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says:

On climate policy Jacinda has the talk but Greens have the walk

Press release | September 10, 2017 at 15:51

In response to the Greens’ climate policy announcements today, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the Greens should be applauded for their climate policy.

Jacinda Ardern refuses to stop deep sea oil "nuclear bomb"Jacinda Ardern refuses to...

Press release | September 12, 2017 at 11:31

Greenpeace has slammed Labour leader Jacinda Ardern for refusing to rule out new deep sea oil drilling, despite comparing climate change to our nuclear-free moment a few weeks ago.

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against Amazon Warrior at Parliament protest

Press release | December 5, 2017 at 12:29

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship will be launched at a public rally today on Parliament Lawn.

Environmental heavyweights pen letter to Govt - End new fossil fuels now

Press release | December 20, 2017 at 14:59

The country’s largest environmental organisations have sent an open letter to the Government this morning, calling for an end to new fossil fuel expansion.

Greenpeace amused at negative survey oil industry releases about itself

Press release | February 13, 2018 at 14:02

Greenpeace is calling oil industry efforts to put a positive spin on a just-released public perception survey “desperate and misleading”.

Get off the gas - Greenpeace to new Government

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 20:42

Greenpeace is calling on the new Government to discount gas expansion in the future of New Zealand’s energy make up following statements by Regional Development Minister, Shane Jones.

Govt drops charges against Greenpeace following Amazon Warrior action

Press release | April 30, 2018 at 13:16

Today Greenpeace has been advised that the charges laid against the organisation for action last April to stop the Amazon Warrior seismic blasting for oil at sea are to be dropped.

NZ’s climate plan slammed as “a sham” as Paula Bennett prepares to sign Paris agreement

Press release | April 22, 2016 at 10:32

Questions about the National Government’s fitness to lead on climate issues are being raised as Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of New Zealand tomorrow.

Greenpeace Delivers Frozen Message Asking for Release of Activists to Russian Embassy

Press release | September 23, 2013 at 9:33

Greenpeace campaigners have delivered a demand carved in ice, saying FREE ARCTIC 30, to the Russian Embassy in Wellington this morning.

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | September 26, 2013 at 8:31

Amsterdam, September 25, 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists, including two New Zealanders, detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling...

Crowds Expected at Russian Embassy Event in Wellington as Charges Anticipated for Two...

Press release | October 3, 2013 at 12:59

‘Heaps of people’ are expected to attend the Wellington leg of a global day of activities this Saturday calling for 28 Greenpeace activists and two photojournalists to be released from Russian jail cells.

Piracy charges laid against Greenpeace International activists

Press release | October 4, 2013 at 10:23

Wellington Event on Saturday Outside Russian Embassy

Greenpeace International to file criminal complaint over seizure of Arctic Sunrise

Press release | October 8, 2013 at 9:12

Murmansk/Moscow, 7 October, 2013 – Greenpeace International has revealed today that it intends to file a criminal complaint with the police over the illegal seizure of its ship the Arctic Sunrise.

Greenpeace International activists and freelance photographer refused bail in Russia

Press release | October 9, 2013 at 9:54

Murmansk, 8 October 2013 - The Regional Court of Murmansk today rejected an application made by lawyers for two Greenpeace International activists and a freelance photographer that they be released on bail (1).

New Zealander and Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russian

Press release | October 15, 2013 at 10:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - New Zealander David Haussmann, along with the captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist, has been refused bail in Russia.

Deep-sea oil blowout could decimate favourite kiwi beaches

Press release | October 23, 2013 at 0:01

A computer oil spill modelling report released today shows a deep-sea blowout could have devastating impacts on New Zealand's coastal waters and significant economic consequences.

Oil Free Seas Flotilla are ‘Courageous kiwis’

Press release | November 8, 2013 at 16:24

The launch of the Oil Free Seas Flotilla this week is a symbol of hope for a clean energy future said Greenpeace today.

Kiwis flock to beaches to say no to deep sea oil

Press release | November 23, 2013 at 16:03

Thousands of Kiwis flocked to beaches around the country today to demonstrate their opposition to deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters.

Anadarko’s Oil Plans Hit by High Court Challenge

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 10:25

Texan oil giant Anadarko’s plans to drill in New Zealand waters are set to be challenged in the High Court.

Anadarko Oil Fail is Government’s Economic Flop

Press release | March 12, 2014 at 8:30

Greenpeace says the reported failure of Texan company Anadarko to find oil off both the Raglan and Otago coasts confirms the Government needs to stop supporting foreign oil companies and start backing our local clean energy industry.

Calls for Simon Bridges' sacking surge after Maui's dolphin move

Press release | June 19, 2014 at 13:14

There has been a surge in the number of people calling for Energy Minister Simon Bridges to be sacked following his shock move to allow oil and gas drilling in a marine sanctuary which is home to the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin.

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