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Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

Press release | January 16, 2018 at 9:28

Greenpeace has today launched a campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on Earth - a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic.

Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with "draconian" Anadarko...

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 13:51

Wednesday, January 31: Police have warned climate activists currently locked onto an offshore oil exploration support ship in the Port of Taranaki that officials from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are travelling from...

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Press release | February 14, 2018 at 14:09

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030.

What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:44

Images of Sam Neill chowing down on a plastic bag are doing the rounds on social media.

Helen Clark Joins Tidal Wave Of Support To Ban The Bag

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 13:08

Helen Clark, Dr Jane Goodall and actor Sam Neill are among the growing list asking the New Zealand Government for a total ban on single-use plastic bags.

A global report out today could present a major opportunity for New Zealand agriculture.

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 18:01

The Greenpeace International document released this evening exposes the catastrophic environmental impacts of industrial meat and dairy farming.

Greenpeace calls for Govt inquiry into spy agency to include MBIE

Press release | March 16, 2018 at 9:16

Greenpeace has asked the State Services Commission to expand its investigation into the use of Thompson and Clark by a government agency to include Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, after OIA requests revealed the Ministry has also...

Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business...

Press release | April 20, 2018 at 15:00

"Up til now there’s been a lot of emphasis on encouraging people to change their habits around single use plastics, says Greenpeace New Zealand plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma. "Sadly these actions alone aren’t going to be enough to save our...

Even the banks are saying we need climate action

Press release | April 4, 2018 at 11:18

The final myth standing in the way of climate action has been busted thanks to research released this morning by one of New Zealand’s largest banks showing inaction on climate change will cost the country billions.

“Hearing is believing”: Scientist exposes impacts of oil blasting on NZ blue...

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 10:43

A renowned marine ecologist at Oregon State University has laid bare the harmful impacts that seismic blasting for oil has on New Zealand’s marine life, including the blue whale.

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 8:48

Wednesday, 31 January:Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the world’s largest seismic blasting ship this morning,and locked themselves to it.

Undercover investigation proves Cottonsoft’s link to illegal rainforest destruction

Press release | March 2, 2012 at 1:00

An Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) mill in Indonesia that produced paper used to make Cottonsoft-branded toilet paper sold here in New Zealand has been exposed by a Greenpeace investigation as having regularly milled ramin, a rainforest species...

10 minutes of nothing – NZ embarrasses at Bonn

Press release | April 1, 2009 at 0:00

The New Zealand delegation at UN climate talks in Bonn is embarrassing the country by outing us as laggards, says Greenpeace.

Oily people send warning over new offshore drilling

Press release | July 25, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace volunteers covered themselves in ‘oil’ today to 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.

Protest Flotilla Anchors to Reprovision Before Returning to Sea – Te Rarawa Pledges...

Press release | April 16, 2011 at 9:52

Wharekahika, Friday 15 April 2011: The flotilla opposing deep sea oil drilling were welcomed by Ngāti Porou today at Wharekahika/Hicks Bay, where the flotilla will be at anchor to avoid bad weather, facilitate crew changes and reprovision, before...

Opportunities abound for those who ‘get’ the 21st century

Press release | September 2, 2010 at 16:27

As the deadline for submissions on Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee’s Draft Energy Strategy draws to a close (at 5pm Thursday), Greenpeace is telling the Government that it is not too late to embrace the global Clean Energy revolution...

Fonterra statement backs up Greenpeace’s accusations on rainforests

Press release | September 23, 2010 at 17:56

Greenpeace is condemning dairy giant Fonterra’s weak ‘claim’ that “it believes” its palm kernel animal feed comes from sustainable sources.

Government intent on pouring crude oil on clean green New Zealand

Press release | October 7, 2010 at 15:04

Oil-smeared’ people walked through central Wellington today to protest Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee’s reckless determination to dig and drill for more dirty fossil fuels while ignoring the impacts on climate change.

Fonterra fails to grasp sustainability

Press release | November 11, 2010 at 17:07

Despite the central billing given to sustainability at this year’s World Dairy Summit, it is clear that to Fonterra this relates to profits and growth, not the future of the planet.

Briquette plant a crime for which Fonterra and Government will share guilt

Press release | January 25, 2011 at 12:34

If Solid Energy’s newly announced briquette plant ever goes into production, it will be a crime of global significance, for which New Zealand’s biggest company, Fonterra, and the New Zealand Government, will be to blame.

US oil spill report a warning for NZ not to invite deepwater oil industry here

Press release | January 12, 2011 at 16:33

Auckland 12/1/11: Greenpeace is calling on the Government to pay heed to President Obama’s commissioned report on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill – and cancel all new offshore oil drilling tenders and permits.

Government must now decide on palm kernel

Press release | February 6, 2011 at 17:01

Sunday February 6, 2011, New Plymouth: Greenpeace says that yesterday’s action on board the MV Great Motion leaves the Government with no option but to decide on what its policy is on palm kernel, and that the only option is to put a stop to its...

Greenpeace applauds West Wind outcome

Press release | May 16, 2007 at 0:38

Greenpeace today applauded the Environment Court's decision to approve a major wind farm project near Wellington.

Government must move faster on climate policies

Press release | April 10, 2007 at 4:09

While it is clear New Zealand is going to have to gear up to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Government´s proposed policies to reduce emissions are simply not enough, Greenpeace said today.

Climate the winner as Marsden B scrapped

Press release | March 7, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace today heralded Mighty River Powers decision to scrap Marsden B, which would have been the first major coal fired power station built in New Zealand for over 30 years.

Ground-breaking NZ Energy Revolution report launched

Press release | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

New Zealand can take major steps towards avoiding climate chaos by reducing energy demand and switching to clean, renewable energies – and that means banning coal-fired power stations.

Marsden not to proceed?

Press release | February 11, 2007 at 7:01

Greenpeace today called on Mighty River Power to clarify what it plans to do with its proposal to re-fire Marden B on coal, following a news report over the weekend which suggested it may drop the project.

Launch of the world's first comprehensive global energy strategy for tackling climate...

Press release | January 25, 2007 at 22:33

Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the 'smart use' of energy, can deliver half of the world's energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today. A report...

Listen to your commissioner for the environment

Press release | July 24, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace calls on the Government to heed the recommendations from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and to intervene immediately and stop a proposal for a coal fired burning power station - Marsden B.

Marsden B Climbing Activists Discharged for their Conviction

Press release | November 20, 2006 at 0:00

The three Greenpeace activists who climbed the Marsden B proposed coal-fired power station on 4 November as part of a global climate change protest were today discharged without conviction in the Auckland District Court.

A Black Day for the World

Press release | December 19, 2009 at 4:35

Global leaders have today failed to act to avert catastrophic climate change, says Greenpeace. A weak outcome has so-far emerged from the UN climate talks. The deal is not ambitious, unfair, not legally binding and likely to put the world on a...

John Key hints at leadership at Copenhagen

Press release | December 17, 2009 at 20:16

Greenpeace today welcomed the positive tone of John Key’s opening speech to the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen (1) and urged him to back his words with a fresh approach to the negotiations.

New Zealand’s emission reduction target downgraded to “inadequate”

Press release | December 16, 2009 at 0:00

The target ranking system (1) John Key has been relying on (2) to claim New Zealand’s placed well at the climate talks in Copenhagen has just changed the ranking of New Zealand’s target to “inadequate”- the worst ranking possible.

New Zealand must clean up attitude at climate talks

Press release | December 16, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand is bringing a bad attitude to the climate talks in Copenhagen, thinking it can bully small and vulnerable states which are already suffering in the front line of climate change.

Greenpeace NZ on Copenhagen

Press release | December 7, 2009 at 0:00

The New Zealand delegating team in Copenhagen has the chance to help shape the course of human history over the next two weeks and it must not waste it, says Greenpeace.

International head of Greenpeace urges Key to Copenhagen

Press release | November 30, 2009 at 0:00

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace International Kumi Naodoo has written personally to Prime Minister John Key, urging him to attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. (1)

Public protest brings palm kernel and coal climate crimes to Fonterra's door

Press release | November 24, 2009 at 0:00

A human chain of protesters piled sacks labelled ‘Fonterra palm kernel’ and ‘Fonterra coal’ outside Fonterra’s corporate headquarters today in protest of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the dairy giant’s intensive farming practices.

After arrests Greenpeace calls for protest outside Fonterra headquarters

Press release | November 16, 2009 at 0:00

The four Greenpeace activists arrested today after closing down a Southland lignite coalmine say they succeeded in drawing attention to Fonterra’s expanding use of coal for milk processing. They labelled the burning of around 450,000 tonnes of...

Greenpeace activists shut down coal mine to highlight Fonterra climate crimes

Press release | November 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have shut down a pit of a Southland lignite coalmine used by Fonterra to help fuel operations at its nearby Edendale dairy factory, labeling it another Fonterra climate crime.

Key challenged to match Norway's 40% climate target

Press release | October 8, 2009 at 6:48

Norway's newly re-elected Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has just announced a 40% emission reductions target at the UN climate talks in Bangkok, upping the pressure on developed countries like New Zealand to do the same.

Advisory: NZ in Bangkok this week for UN climate talks

Press release | September 28, 2009 at 0:00

WHAT: The second to last round of UN climate change negotiations before Copenhagen. (This week is Bangkok, then Barcelona (2-6 November) then Copenhagen (December 7-18)). It will be the first round of negotiations following New Zealand’s...

Government admits palm kernel animal feed contributes to rainforest destruction

Press release | September 17, 2009 at 21:32

John Key’s Government today admitted that production of palm kernel animal feed is helping destroy Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests.

Greenpeace activists removed but continue calls to ban palm kernel imports

Press release | September 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists removed by police from blockading a shipment of palm kernel animal feed at Tauranga port say their actions have highlighted Fonterra’s climate crime and are continuing their calls to John Key to force the multinational to...

Greenpeace stops palm kernel shipment coming into Tauranga

Press release | September 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have blocked a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms. They are calling on John Key to halt imports of the product due to its impact on climate change...

Revised ETS an insult to New Zealanders

Press release | September 14, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand’s revised emissions trading scheme is an insult to New Zealand’s environmental reputation and sends a clear international message that we’re not serious about tackling climate change, says Greenpeace.

World bank proves Fonterra's claims a sham

Press release | September 10, 2009 at 0:00

The World Bank has suspended funding to Fonterra’s palm kernel supplier, Wilmar International, due to environmental and humanitarian concerns.

Farmers challenge Fonterra's use of palm animal feed

Press release | September 9, 2009 at 0:00

Concerns expressed by Greenpeace over Fonterra’s links to deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia and the threat those links pose to New Zealand’s clean, green reputation have been echoed by Federated Farmers.

Government fiddling while Planet burns

Press release | August 31, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning that taxpayers will pay if there’s a price cap added to the current emissions trading scheme, but welcomed agreement by most Members of Parliament that climate change is real and action needs to be taken now.

100,000 Join the Sign On cast of thousands

Press release | August 26, 2009 at 21:52

Over 100,000 New Zealanders have joined the Greenpeace Sign On campaign, which aims to generate an unprecedented level of support for John Key to sign on to a 40 per cent by 2020 emission reduction target at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in...

UN head of climate slams NZ emission reduction target

Press release | August 20, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand’s highly conditional emissions reduction target of 10-20 per cent has been strongly criticised by the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , Dr Rajendra Pachauri.

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