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Greenpeace reveal Dairy expansion out of control

Press release | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers are currently replanting over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Anti-whaling activists granted bail in Japan

Press release | July 15, 2008 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested and charged for intercepting a box of whale meat illegally smuggled off the Japanese whaling fleet, have been released on bail, after 26 days in custody.

National’s forestry policy ignores the obvious

Press release | September 24, 2008 at 4:33

National needs to tackle corporate dairy farming’s role in deforestation if it wants to truly improve forestry in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace Good Wood Guide launched

Press release | December 17, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace today launched its online Good Wood Guide together with an updated ranking of outdoor furniture retailers. The guides are aimed at helping New Zealanders ensure they are not destroying rainforests or our climate when they buy their...

Fonterra’s role in rainforest destruction exposed

Press release | August 22, 2009 at 23:45

Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, must take responsibility for the part it plays in rainforest destruction and the massive greenhouse gas emissions that result from this destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia, to feed NZ dairy cows,...

Greenpeace takes further action on Fonterra climate crime

Press release | October 10, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace has renewed its call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the import of palm based animal feed because of its devastating climate impact, by painting a large slogan reading “Fonterra climate crime” on a shipment in the Port of...

Win for the climate as Spicers stops imports of destructive paper imports

Press release | December 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace has welcomed the announcement by Spicers Papers New Zealand that it is phasing out paper products from Indonesia due to public concerns about environmental and sustainability issues.

Greenpeace warns of international backlash over mining plans

Press release | February 9, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning the Government it could face civil disobedience and an international backlash if it proceeds with mining on conservation land.

Govt reneges on mining promises

Press release | March 14, 2010 at 0:00

The Government’s assurances of "boutique", "surgical" mining in areas with low conservation value seem to have disappeared down a mine shaft, says Greenpeace.

Nestle concedes its products play part in rainforest destruction

Press release | March 18, 2010 at 0:00

Food and beverage company Nestle has overnight suspended direct contracts with its main supplier of palm oil, after a Greenpeace report was released implicating the company in the destruction of rainforest, which is pushing orangutans to the...

Mining decision attacks NZ values, brand and identity

Press release | March 21, 2010 at 0:00

The Government is dragging New Zealand back to the 19th century with its mining plans, says Greenpeace.

International backlash gathers speed

Press release | March 24, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace says the kind of international backlash seen today in the Economist magazine (1) demonstrates that John Key’s Government is putting the New Zealand economy at risk with its 19th century economic thinking.

Mining march announced for 1st May in Auckland

Press release | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

A coalition of environment groups including Greenpeace, has announced a public march against the Government’s mining plans on May 1 in Auckland.

Greenpeace Urges NZ Government To Follow Australia's Lead On Illegal Timber Imports

Press release | August 10, 2010 at 15:20

Greenpeace is welcoming the Australian Government’s announcement today of a detailed legal framework for imported wood in contrast to the New Zealand Government’s very weak voluntary code of practice.

Public's questions on PKE force Fonterra to abandon social marketing

Press release | October 29, 2010 at 15:50

Fonterra has apparently 'pulled the plug' on its Facebook page, rather than answer the questions being submitted to it by members of the public on the company's use of palm kernel expeller (PKE).

Investigation links Cottonsoft's toilet paper to deforestation in Indonesia

Press release | August 22, 2011 at 1:00

Evidence released today reveals that Auckland based company Cottonsoft is sourcing its toilet paper from rainforests in Indonesia, home of the critically-endangered Sumatran tiger.

Cottonsoft attempts to greenwash away toilet roll scandal

Press release | August 23, 2011 at 13:36

Auckland Tuesday August 23rd, 2011: Greenpeace today accused Cottonsoft of completely failing to address forensic evidence that their toilet rolls contain Indonesian rainforest fibre.

New Greenpeace research confirms Cottonsoft toilet rolls contaminated with rainforest...

Press release | November 23, 2011 at 11:28

Greenpeace has today released further evidence showing how tissue products made by Cottonsoft, a subsidiary of Indonesian paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), are contaminated with rainforest fibres.

New report shows massive carbon footprint of Fonterra’s PKE imports

Press release | December 4, 2011 at 7:11

Auckland 4 December 2011: A new report released today by Greenpeace New Zealand reveals that the 1.4 million tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) imported into New Zealand during the 2010/2011 dairy season, could have produced up to 8.9 million...

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...

DOC cuts an assault on Kiwi values

Press release | March 26, 2013 at 12:46

Responding to today’s announcement of cuts to the Department of Conservation, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s senior policy advisor, said:

L’Oreal commits to end role in deforestation

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:42

Jakarta, 30 January 2014 – L’Oreal, the world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, has committed to remove forest destruction from its products by 2020. Greenpeace expects other companies to follow with more ambitious timelines.

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.

Environment Commissioner sends ‘please explain’ note to Government

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 12:44

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has sent a ‘please explain’ note to the Government over its woeful record on climate change, rivers and oceans.

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.

Greenpeace welcomes Landcorp’s landmark palm kernel ban

Press release | August 8, 2016 at 10:07

A major move by Landcorp to rid New Zealand farms of rainforest-destroying palm kernel has been welcomed by Greenpeace.

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.

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.

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.  


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.


HSBC exposed as the banker behind Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

Press release | January 17, 2017 at 13:17

Greenpeace International exposed in a new report today how HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. [1]

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.

New HSBC ‘no deforestation’ policy first step towards sustainable palm oil finance

Press release | February 21, 2017 at 6:53

HSBC today published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil companies. [1]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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