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Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 19:09

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says he’s cautiously hopeful that a Labour-led Government could be a turning point for the environment.

New Zealand “must act fast” in wake of record-smashing new temperature data

Press release | July 20, 2016 at 12:07

In the wake of today’s revelation by one the world’s foremost climate institutes that the planet has just experienced the hottest six months on record, the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on the NZ Government to act urgently.

Mars rejects human rights tainted seafood following Greenpeace campaign

Press release | September 7, 2016 at 11:52

Greenpeace today welcomes the publication of Mars Petcare’s new plan of action to tackle human rights abuses in its seafood supply chains in Thailand.  


Nothing new in Ruataniwha review - irrigation dam still a bad idea

Press release | May 9, 2017 at 10:27

The review of the Ruataniwha irrigation dam confirms Greenpeace New Zealand’s view that the dam will pollute local rivers, heighten the risk of further water contamination and is a huge economic gamble.

Farmers star in Greenpeace film

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 16:15

What if? Asks a new short film from Greenpeace.

Govt implicated in spy operation on Greenpeace

Press release | August 10, 2017 at 10:30

Greenpeace New Zealand’s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, is calling on the Government to “categorically deny” any knowledge of a covert spy operation that saw staff at the environmental organisation being watched daily, for years.

Greenpeace tell farming leadership - show us the substance

Press release | August 22, 2017 at 16:53

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted.

Environmental ‘supergroup’ puts future government on notice

Press release | October 1, 2017 at 11:32

A ‘supergroup’ of New Zealand environmental organisations has sent an open letter to the leaders of key political party leaders as they prepare to negotiate a coalition for the next Government.

Countdown’s Bold Bag Ban praised by Greenpeace

Press release | October 4, 2017 at 11:24

Greenpeace is offering high praise to one of New Zealand’s supermarket giants today.

“A victory for people power”: New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag

Press release | October 10, 2017 at 13:09

Greenpeace is welcoming New World’s announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018.

Government’s oil permit announcement shows broken NZ oil industry

Press release | December 15, 2016 at 14:49

The absence of any offshore oil permits and just a single onshore permit in the just-announced 2016 Block Offer shows that the National Government’s oil agenda is broken, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace responds to hooliganism charge

Press release | October 24, 2013 at 7:41

Amsterdam, October 23rd 2013: Commenting on reports that piracy charges against the Arctic 30 are to be dropped and replaced with a charge of hooliganism, Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said:

Oil Company’s Own Data Shows Oil Could Wash onto New Zealand Coasts

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 14:11

Oil could wash up on New Zealand shorelines if there was an accident at Anadarko’s drilling site off the west coast, according to the Texan company’s own data.

Eight Out of Ten Want Sea Protest Move Halted

Press release | April 16, 2013 at 7:55

Eight in 10 New Zealanders think that the brakes should be put on the government’s controversial move to criminalise aspects of peaceful protests at sea.

Budget must dump damaging fossil fuel subsidies

Press release | May 18, 2011 at 13:29

Auckland May 18 2011: Increased subsidies for fossil fuels are fiscally irresponsible and pose a major threat to our clean, green reputation and our economy, Greenpeace says.

Greenpeace witnesses Fonterra’s continued implication in rainforest destruction

Press release | September 21, 2010 at 10:36

Auckland, 21 September 2010 – Following new evidence, Greenpeace demands that Fonterra and the Government put an end to New Zealand’s importation of palm kernel grown on areas of destroyed rainforest.

Government must cancel all new offshore oil drilling tenders and permits

Press release | December 14, 2010 at 15:38

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to cancel all new offshore oil drilling tenders and permits that have been granted by Crown Minerals to new offshore oil exploration by international oil companies.

Greenpeace activists remanded for another two weeks

Press release | April 18, 2012 at 11:44

The eight Greenpeace activists arrested during their occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded for a further two weeks, till May 3rd, pending ongoing negotiations over the charges they will face.

Lucy Lawless Occupies Arctic Drilling Ship

Press release | February 24, 2012 at 9:54

Auckland, 24 February 2012 — At 7am this morning actor Lucy Lawless joined Greenpeace New Zealand activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki for the remote Arctic, where its exploratory oil drilling...

Activists vow to continue Arctic drillship occupation into third day

Press release | February 25, 2012 at 16:11

Actor Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace New Zealand activists this afternoon vowed to continue their occupation of Arctic bound Shell drillship Noble Discoverer into a third day.

Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested for Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | February 27, 2012 at 11:37

Auckland, February 27th 2012 — The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship’s drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was...

Expect resistance: Greenpeace warning to Amazon Warrior

Press release | November 25, 2017 at 14:41

Greenpeace has issued a warning to the world’s biggest seismic blasting ship upon its arrival in New Zealand waters this morning.

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.

Greenpeace and te Whānau-ā-Apanui unite to legally challenge deep sea oil permits

Press release | September 19, 2011 at 12:04

Greenpeace and te Whānau-ā-Apanui today filed a judicial review challenging the Government’s decision to issue Brazilian oil giant Petrobras a permit for deep sea oil exploration off the East Cape.

New Zealand’s chances of winning a place in the global clean energy race have been...

Press release | May 19, 2011 at 17:23

“The Government have missed a golden opportunity to create jobs, stimulate a sustainable economic recovery and tackle climate change by ignoring our home grown potential in the clean energy sector,” says Greenpeace NZ Climate Campaigner Nathan...

600 greet flotilla in firm opposition to deep sea oil drilling

Press release | April 2, 2011 at 18:00

Opotiki, 2 April, 2011 - Skippers, crew and activists from the flotilla of boats, which travelled from around the North Island were welcomed today at a hui in Whangaparoa Bay which was attended by an estimated 600 people opposed to deep sea oil...

Protest Flotilla Heads Out to Confront Seismic Oil Detection Ship

Press release | April 4, 2011 at 14:21

Ōpōtiki, Monday 4 April, 2011: The flotilla opposed to deep sea oil drilling entered the zone in the Raukumara Basin where seismic testing is scheduled to begin today.

Deepwater Horizon disaster a warning for New Zealand

Press release | April 19, 2011 at 13:17

Auckland : On the eve of the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Greenpeace has released a report detailing how BP tried to hide the true impacts of the biggest oil disaster in American history.

Flotilla Calls Seismic Vessel to Cease Operations

Press release | April 5, 2011 at 13:13

Ōpōtiki, 5 April 2011: The first flotilla boat opposing deep sea oil drilling S/V Infinity encountered the seismic testing ship Orient Explorer in the Raukumara Basin at around 16:45 yesterday, a little over 24 hours since the deep sea oil...

Flotilla Opposing Deep Sea Oil Drilling Diverts Oil Giant’s Seismic Testing

Press release | April 10, 2011 at 12:16

Whakatāne, Sunday, 10 April 2011: Today activists aboard the flotilla opposing deep sea oil drilling disrupts the seismic testing by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. Swimmers with large visible buoys baring flags with the message ‘Stop Deep Sea...

New Zealander part of action breaking court injunction over deep sea Arctic oil

Press release | June 18, 2011 at 10:05

Greenland, June 18 2011 – Greenpeace New Zealand employee Nick Young reports that the International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a...

Pure Advantage campaign a great idea

Press release | July 7, 2011 at 20:49

Auckland July 7 2011: Greenpeace is welcoming the launch of the Pure Advantage group’s campaign to have New Zealand capitalise on its potential to develop a strong, clean economy.

Greenpeace to support rail jobs rally tomorrow

Press release | July 8, 2011 at 13:29

Auckland 8/7/11: Rail jobs will be an important part of the transition to a clean economy – and a clean economy is something the Government must start the move toward now, says Greenpeace New Zealand.

Government must be straight up over upset in deep sea oil process

Press release | July 15, 2011 at 14:19

Auckland, July 15 2011: Greenpeace NZ is calling on the Government to stop being secretive about what appears to be a major back-down in its plan to open New Zealand up for offshore deep-water oil exploration.

Fonterra urged to stop blowing its horn and instead just listen at World Dairy Summit

Press release | November 7, 2010 at 19:08

Greenpeace is urging Fonterra not to ignore the important discussions about the links between sustainability, climate change, and dairying that will be taking place at this week’s World Dairy Summit.

Greenpeace activists stop palm kernel shipment

Press release | February 5, 2011 at 9:53

Saturday February 5, 2011: Greenpeace activists have this morning boarded a shipment of palm kernel to prevent it from being unloaded at Port Taranaki, New Plymouth.

Greenpeace action continues in Port Taranaki

Press release | February 5, 2011 at 17:32

Saturday February 5 2011 New Plymouth: Four Greenpeace activists remain inside the cranes on the palm kernel bulk carrier MV Great Motion. One of the five Greenpeace activists who boarded the ship has been removed, and placed under arrest, after...

Big oil versus Greenpeace in the battle for marine reserves

Press release | December 21, 2010 at 10:05

Here's our free print & play board game called Deepsea Desperation. It's all about Greenpeace against Big Oil, with one player struggling to establish marine reserves in the very territory the other player wants to exploit. Through a mix of...

New Zealander in protest over Shell’s Arctic oil plans

Press release | May 4, 2012 at 16:45

New Zealander James Bellamy is this afternoon (NZ time) part of a Greenpeace Nordic team of activists that are involved in a stand-off at sea with a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, that is on its way to the Arctic to support the...

Rena 'ghost birds' appear in Auckland

Press release | December 12, 2011 at 8:34

Auckland, December 12th 2011: This morning 150 original art prints made from a little blue penguin killed by the Rena disaster appeared along Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road. The prints are accompanied by the message ‘Rena did this. Deep sea oil...

Greenpeace activists plead guilty to charges of being unlawfully on a ship/appeal to...

Press release | June 14, 2012 at 11:32

Auckland, The eight Greenpeace activists arrested before and during an occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded at large for sentencing on September 14 at the New Plymouth District Court, after pleading guilty to charges of...

Te Whanau a Apanui/Greenpeace to appeal Petrobras decision

Press release | July 19, 2012 at 8:12

Auckland 19 July 2012: Te Whānau ā Apanui and Greenpeace have appealed the High Court’s decision declining to overturn a permit given to Brazilian oil company Petrobras to drill for oil in the deep water off the East Cape.

EEZ law favours big polluters over NZ public

Press release | August 28, 2012 at 15:28

Auckland, 28 August 2012 - The Government’s new Exclusive Economic Zone legislation favours the country’s biggest polluters at the cost of ordinary New Zealanders, says Greenpeace.

Flood of support online boosts Arctic drillship protest

Press release | February 26, 2012 at 15:10

Auckland, 26 February 2012: The occupation of Shell Arctic drillship Noble Discover has continued for a third day. Five Greenpeace activists and actor Lucy Lawless remain in place on top of the drillship, after spending a chilly second night on...

Arrests end Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | February 27, 2012 at 15:41

Auckland, February 27th 2012 — The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship’s drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was...

Judge rejects bulk of Shell’s proposed restraining order against Greenpeace

Press release | March 3, 2012 at 12:04

Auckland, 3 March 2012 — A federal judge in Alaska has rejected the bulk of a lawsuit brought by Shell Oil Company against Greenpeace USA which would have been one of the broadest and most restrictive in US legal history, according to the...

Fight to save the Arctic continues despite corporate bullying

Press release | November 13, 2012 at 7:11

Auckland, 13 November 2012 – Greenpeace says it will continue to challenge Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic ahead of a court case next week where Shell is demanding $700,000 in reparations from eight activists who delayed its...

Rainbow Warrior crew celebrate Petrobras exit with Te Whanau a Apanui

Press release | January 16, 2013 at 17:41

Whangaparaoa, Wednesday 16 January 2013: Today as the new Rainbow Warrior anchored off Whangaparaoa Bay near East Cape, Greenpeace crew came ashore where they were warmly greeted by Te Whanau a Apanui. It is the first time both groups have met to...

Sentencing adjourned for Lucy Lawless and activists

Press release | November 20, 2012 at 15:27

Auckland, 20 November, 2012 – Thursday’s sentencing of Lucy Lawless and seven other activists, arrested following the occupation of the Shell-chartered drillship the Noble Discoverer in New Plymouth in February, has been adjourned again.

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