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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.

Climate Voter election debate gets 13,000 online audience

Press release | September 4, 2014 at 14:40

Auckland, 4 September, 2014 - A large online audience joined a sellout crowd to watch the first-ever ‘Great Climate Voter Debate’ which was streamed live last night at www.climatevoter.org.nz/debate/

High Court vindicates Climate Voter groups

Press release | September 8, 2014 at 14:58

Organisers of an online campaign aimed at raising the profile of climate change as an election issue, say they have been vindicated by the High Court on crucial points of law.

Auckland Council Deluged with Hundreds of Thousands of Emails Ahead of Controversial...

Press release | February 4, 2015 at 12:44

Auckland politicians are facing increasing pressure over a controversial deep sea oil drilling vote set to take place in the Town Hall tomorrow.

Parliament climbers to attend court on Rainbow Warrior bombing anniversary

Press release | July 8, 2015 at 11:17

Wellington, July 8: The four Greenpeace activists who climbed to the roof of Parliament House last month in order to expose the government's failure to act on climate change will attend their initial court appearance on the day of the 30th...

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears: Greenpeace Response

Press release | March 7, 2016 at 10:04

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the country’s biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

New Zealanders will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater,...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:52

Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change.

Government must end industrial dairying subsidies in light of damning greenhouse gas...

Press release | May 21, 2016 at 10:27

Auckland, 21 May 2016: The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand's emissions are at their highest level since 1990 and have increased 23% in 24 years.

Investment company requests urgent access to ratepayers’ $80m for controversial dam

Press release | July 8, 2016 at 6:28

An investment company is demanding the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council hand over $80 million of ratepayer money for a controversial and polluting dam, prior to formal checks and balances being completed.

Government oil programme in death throes as oil giant Shell looks to bail out of NZ

Press release | August 23, 2016 at 15:43

The revelation that Shell has advised its investment bank to offload its $1 billion New Zealand portfolio is another big nail in the coffin of the Government’s petroleum agenda, according to Greenpeace New Zealand.

Goff’s new Auckland Council takes first vote on oil drilling

Press release | November 10, 2016 at 8:17

A recent change in the balance of power at the Auckland Council could see a vote against the Government’s offshore oil plans succeed today, where it has previously narrowly failed.

Greenpeace NZ crowdfunding boat to confront seismic blaster ‘The Beast’

Press release | March 9, 2017 at 14:07

Greenpeace is crowdfunding to buy a boat to confront the world’s biggest seismic blasting ship, the Amazon Warrior, as it searches for oil off the East Coast of the North Island.

Greenpeace NZ sets out in crowdfunded boat to confront Amazon Warrior

Press release | April 8, 2017 at 7:49

Greenpeace has launched its crowdfunded boat ‘Taitu’ this morning from Napier and is heading out to confront the world’s biggest seismic blasting ship.

Government’s agriculture research fund pitiful

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 15:32

Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will be setting up a new $400,000 scholarship programme for agricultural greenhouse gas research, Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Genevieve Toop, says:

Greenpeace calls for post-election deal to reject “monstrous” new offshore oil project

Press release | October 3, 2017 at 8:11

Greenpeace has made an urgent call for parties engaged in post-election coalition negotiations to rule out an oil prospecting application, which if approved, could see one of the largest 3D seismic blasting surveys that has taken place in the...

Greenpeace on Speech from the Throne: Bold words now need bold action

Press release | November 9, 2017 at 11:16

Greenpeace is applauding the new Labour-led Government on yesterday’s Speech from the Throne, which focused heavily on the significant challenges New Zealand faces around water quality and climate change.

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global...

Press release | April 17, 2013 at 13:04

North Pole, April 15, 2013 — Four young people on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow. (1) The young people...

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | September 22, 2013 at 11:12

22 September 2013 - Earlier today, Greenpeace International strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

Anadarko Challenged to Release Oil Spill Data

Press release | October 24, 2013 at 15:50

Oil driller Anadarko have today been challenged to release their own data showing the potential impact an oil spill could have on New Zealand.

Russian authorities fail to lift piracy charges against Arctic 30

Press release | November 2, 2013 at 10:09

Amsterdam - Prosecuting authorities in Russia were under fire today after it was revealed that they have failed to lift charges of piracy against the Arctic 30, despite pledging to do so.

Greenpeace International statement in response to the International Tribunal for the...

Press release | November 7, 2013 at 9:05

Hamburg – Following a hearing at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), where the Netherlands brought a case seeking the release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its crew, Greenpeace International General Counsel...

Budget shows a deficit of ambition

Press release | May 15, 2014 at 13:51

Responding to today’s Budget, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said:

Auckland City Shaken By Thousands Of Protest Drummers

Press release | March 29, 2015 at 22:29

Thousands of people from around the country brought drums along to a protest march in order to bang home a message to visiting oil executives that deep sea oil drilling is not acceptable in New Zealand.

Six Greenpeace Climbers Scale Shell’s Arctic-Bound Oil Rig

Press release | April 7, 2015 at 7:20

Six Greenpeace Climbers Scale Shell’s Arctic-Bound Oil Rig 6 April 2015, Pacific Ocean: Six Greenpeace climbers have intercepted an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles north-west of Hawaii and have scaled the...

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.

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.

Major parties to front up for Climate Voter election debate

Press release | August 25, 2014 at 12:02

Auckland, 25 August 2014 – New Zealand’s main political parties will take part in ‘The Great Climate Voter Debate’ on September 3.

Greenpeace Response to Otahuhu Gas Power Station Closure

Press release | August 17, 2015 at 10:30

Responding to Contact Energy’s announcement this morning that Otahuhu gas power station will close next month due to the growth of renewable energy, Simon Boxer, Greenpeace New Zealand’s senior energy campaigner, said:

Huntly must close in wake of world’s largest coal company filing for bankruptcy

Press release | April 14, 2016 at 14:24

The pressure is mounting for New Zealand’s last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the world’s largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy.

New Government must take action on environment - Greenpeace

Press release | September 24, 2017 at 12:23

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. And Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do.

Kiwi Stars Criticise Key’s Government

Press release | September 4, 2013 at 9:05

A star-studded array of New Zealanders has joined forces to criticise the government in a new campaign to be launched this (Wednesday) evening.

Groser Loses TPP High Court Secrecy Fight: Greenpeace Response

Press release | October 13, 2015 at 11:38

Responding to today’s High Court loss for Tim Groser and his TPP secrecy bid, Greenpeace chief policy advisor Nathan Argent said:

New Rainbow Warrior to make first ever visit to New Zealand in January

Press release | November 16, 2012 at 12:51

Auckland, Friday 16 November 2012: Today Greenpeace announced that the state of the art new Rainbow Warrior will visit New Zealand for the first time in January and February 2013.

Greenpeace welcomes first step from Fonterra on palm kernel

Press release | August 12, 2016 at 12:37

Fonterra’s announcement that it will clean up its use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) is a good first step, but the dairy giant must move towards a full phase out as soon as possible, says Greenpeace.

Gastro outbreak shows Ruataniwha must be scrapped

Press release | August 22, 2016 at 9:22

Greenpeace is calling for the Ruataniwha dam project in Hawke’s Bay to be scrapped in light of the latest lead on the gastro outbreak.

Greenpeace on PCE report into agricultural emissions

Press release | October 19, 2016 at 14:39

In response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report “Climate change and Agriculture: Understanding biological greenhouse gases”, Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner Genevieve Toop said:

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Press release | October 6, 2015 at 10:42

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said:

Greenpeace joins Amazon People in community-led battle to save their land

Press release | June 16, 2016 at 11:25

Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax” with launch of hot desk

Press release | June 21, 2016 at 9:33

Greenpeace NZ has pooled together its renewable energy and legal experts to create a solar hot desk service that will assist people stung by New Zealand’s first-ever charge for using solar.

Genesis Energy’s link to organised crime scandal "highly disturbing" says Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 15:09

Genesis Energy has been named as one of a dozen New Zealand companies that bought large numbers of fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and the Ukraine, it has been revealed.

Greenpeace warns more algal blooms to come with planned Hurunui irrigation dams

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 15:53

Greenpeace warns that the toxic algal bloom and public health warning currently present on the Hurunui River will only become more frequent if the Hurunui Irrigation dams go ahead.


Battle over solar tax heats up as full hearing announced

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 8:46

An extra charge for solar users, deemed a “tax on solar”, will soon be challenged in a full hearing after an independent authority agreed it needed to be “fully tested”.

Blooming dangerous in Canterbury

Press release | February 8, 2017 at 14:07

Tired of being told your dogs might die if you take them down to the river? Greenpeace is warning there’ll be lots more toxic algal blooms afflicting South Canterbury rivers if a controversial irrigation scheme to expand dairying goes ahead.

Greenpeace accuses Government of aggravating water crisis

Press release | April 27, 2017 at 14:05

Greenpeace says it’s time the Government woke up to its own advice on freshwater and stopped making matters worse.

Greenpeace launches new educational website on anniversary of Rainbow Warrior bombing

Press release | July 10, 2017 at 14:20

Greenpeace New Zealand has today launched a new educational website about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, which includes a series of never-seen-before documents.

Arrests made at Greenpeace irrigation dam occupation

Press release | September 7, 2017 at 15:06

After eight hours occupying the Central Plains Waters’ irrigation dam nine people have been arrested by police and removed. All have been charged with trespass.

New World’s plastic bag poll “rigged”, says Greenpeace

Press release | September 21, 2017 at 13:06

Greenpeace has joined growing public criticism over New World supermarket’s poll on single-use plastic bags, which neglects to offer public the option of an outright ban.

We Won’t Back Down: Greenpeace activists charged under Anadarko Amendment head to trial

Press release | October 5, 2017 at 10:39

The Greenpeace activists charged for putting themselves in the water in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship have told the Government that they won’t back down, and will now face trial.

Govt must put search for new oil on hold after release of “disturbing” MfE climate report

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 11:15

Govt must put search for new oil on hold after release of “disturbing” MfE climate report.

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