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Last refuge for scoundrels

Blog entry by Kathy | April 10, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior in Wellington with the Beehive in the background (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV There is a worrying trend among our political leaders to use an age-old but completely nonsensical and deplorable excuse for doing bad...

Extreme gardening

Blog entry by Tia | April 8, 2008

Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our...

Meanwhile in Wellington ...

Blog entry by Suse | April 8, 2008

Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE While our teams in Taupo did some extreme gardening , I went to the Landcorp headquarters in Wellington to deliver a letter outlining Landcorp's contribution to climate change and demanding...

Tail of the whale

Blog entry by Kathy | April 4, 2008

Anne Manchester (right), niece of late, renowned New Zealand sculptor Colin Webster-Watson, presenting a $20,000 cheque from Colin’s estate to Greenpeace NZ Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid, infront of his sculpture Tail of the Whale...

The way we were

Blog entry by Nick | March 23, 2008

I spotted an interesting ' the way we were ' piece of historical trivia in the paper here in Lyttelton this morning. In 1982 the Lyttelton Borough Council was second only to Christchurch in what would be a series of NZ towns, cities...

Green drinks II

Blog entry by Kathy | March 20, 2008

Waveney Warth (left) who has pledged to not create any household waste for a year, with Campbell Live reporter Natasha Utting, at Green Drinks on the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov It's a tough life working on a Greenpeace...

A day in Gisborne

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Open boat talks (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov I take it all back! Gisborne is a meteorological chocolate box. I woke at 4:30am to pouring rain, an open cabin hatch and a developing puddle on the floor. And the rain pretty much didn't stop...

The Mysterious Pumpkin caper…

Blog entry by Kathy | March 12, 2008

The great pumpkin caper (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov Gisborne really is everything they say it is – hot, sunny and very friendly! Friendly incident 1: After a gallant entry into the Harbour, we were welcomed by members of a local iwi with...

What the heck are we doing here?

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

It was after about 11 hours of running between bunk and toilet late yesterday that I began to ask myself: "what the $%#@ am I doing? Is this really worth it? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME????!?!". Which brings me to what I am doing.

Farewell Auckland

Blog entry by Kathy | March 10, 2008

Today we cast off the mooring lines and set sail for Gisborne. As we left port, the non sea-faring section of the Auckland Greenpeace office lined the wharf to wave us off. The 13-month old son of the ship's bosun was even dressed for...

Emissions trading in the dairy sector

Blog entry by Nick | February 20, 2008

Tim Cronshaw had a very one sided article in the Press yesterday about what the Government's 'Emissions Trading Scheme' (ETS) may cost dairy farmers to reduce their emissions from cows, on the farm and energy used in the...

Farming and climate change

Blog entry by geoff | February 15, 2008

New Zealand's farmers are currently experiencing a severe drought that dairy farmer cooperative Fonterra warns may cost farmers $500M. The Government has been meeting with farmers this week to arrange a support package. The effects...

Through the Lens: The Dalian Oil Spill

Video | March 4, 2011 at 12:40

In July 2010, Chinese photographer Lu Guang documented the oil spill at the city of Dalian for Greenpeace. The pictures he took portraying the death of firefighter Zhang Liang won a World Press Photo award in 2011 (third prize, spot news stories).

Fighting climate crime - activists lock down logging operation

Blog entry by Nick | October 29, 2008

The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land. Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate. In...

Month in Pictures - February 2011

Image gallery | March 7, 2011

Defend the right to peaceful protest at sea

Video | April 23, 2013 at 12:07

The Right To Protest TVC

Deep Green: What the Greens got right

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 18, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. January 2011 “Ecology is a subversive subject...

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Smartfarming goes lakeside!

Blog entry by Kathy | October 13, 2008

Greenpeace fundraiser Chris talks through our Smartfarming campaign. Greenpeace took its Smartfarming message to the Central North Island at the weekend, with a presence at the hugely successful three-day Taupo ECOshow . Attended by...

Spades in boots

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2008

All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the...

Greenpeace and people like you

Video | January 11, 2013 at 17:53

With people like you we have achieved a great deal.

The Rainbow Warrior III is afloat

Blog entry by Rien Achtenberg | July 7, 2011

A handful of us left Greenpeace International's office in Amsterdam on Monday morning, on a special trip to Bremen to see our new, much awaited Rainbow Warrior III enter the water for the first time. After being under planning and ...

Month in Pictures - June 2011

Image gallery | July 1, 2011

40 years of Inspiring Action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 16, 2011

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better...

Deep Green: Debt, Human Rights and Nature

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | February 17, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. “ For in the true nature of things, if we rightly ...

To the first follower

Blog entry by Juliette | September 13, 2010

A colleague forwarded a video about building a movement yesterday, and it made me think of the moment when we see a petition, or any online action suddenly taking off. But before I get started, watch the video: ...

Marsden B

Page | August 6, 2007 at 23:32

Due to relentless campaigning by Greenpeace and many others, Mighty River Power canned its plan to refire the mothballed Marsden B coal fired power station in March 2007.

Proliferation

Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:09

It is a simple fact that every state that has nuclear power capability, has nuclear weapon capability. So out of the current 44 nuclear power states, we could potentially have 44 nuclear weapons states. Several nations have used their civil...

Accidents

Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:04

The history of the nuclear age is one of accidents. But instead of issuing warnings or taking precautions, nuclear power plant operators and civil and military authorities try to conceal the truth. The past 50 years of nuclear operations have run...

Plutonium

Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:08

When uranium is used as fuel in a nuclear reactor, the resulting nuclear reactions create a number of radioactive substances, including plutonium. Plutonium requires a sustained nuclear reaction to create it. Plutonium does not occur naturally in...

Waste

Page | November 30, 2006 at 4:48

Nuclear waste is produced at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining and enrichment, to reactor operation and the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Much of this nuclear waste will remain hazardous for hundreds of thousands of...

Reprocessing

Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:11

Reprocessing is the treatment of spent nuclear fuel to separate unused uranium, plutonium and fission waste products. It is a hazardous process, which significantly increases the total volume of nuclear waste as well as producing pure plutonium -...

End nuclear power

Page | December 14, 2006 at 21:53

Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. Greenpeace wants to see a halt on the expansion of all nuclear power development,...

Save Me E-card

E-card | April 23, 2010 at 0:28

Polar bear with an urgent message

Green and Happy Holidays E-card

E-card | April 23, 2010 at 0:46

Time for some good clean holiday magic...

Clean Dream Holiday E-card

E-card | April 23, 2010 at 2:02

Time for some good clean holiday magic...

Spank Esso!

Generic multimedia item | April 23, 2010 at 20:49

Esso is killing our planet. Spank them for it!

Led by the nose - George Bush

Generic multimedia item | April 23, 2010 at 20:54

Who is leading George Bush by the nose on Climate Change policy?

Eco-quest

Generic multimedia item | April 28, 2010 at 0:45

Eco-quest: the game in which you save endangered species from extinction.

Iwi fishing boat skipper Elvis Teddy appears in court for deep sea oil drilling protest

Video | May 5, 2011 at 9:16

http://www.stopdeepseaoil.org.nz 29 April 2011 - The flotilla of boats opposing deep sea oil exploration off East Cape sailed into Tauranga to support fellow skipper Elvis Teddy, of te Wha-nau a- Apanui fishing vessel San Pietro. Elvis Teddy was...

Nick Smith, National Party Environment Spokesperson enjoys a solar powered sausage

Image | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Nick Smith, National Party Environment Spokesperson enjoys a sausage at Greenpeace New Zealand's solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament (after being moved on from the steps of parliament) under the banner 'All sizzle no sausage' to...

Greenpeace New Zealand puts on a solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament

Image | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand puts on a solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament today under the banner 'All sizzle no sausage' to highlight the difference between political talk and substantial actions on climate change.

PKE shipment blocked

Image | September 16, 2009 at 0:25

Greenpeace activists block 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 and...

Four thousand people attend Sign on campaign

Image | December 7, 2009 at 19:37

Four thousand people turned out to show their support for the Sign On campaign today in Auckland with a march to Myers Park for the Planet A concert. The Sign On campaign aims to get John Key to support a 40 % by 2020 emissions reduction target...

Greenpeace has renewed its call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the...

Image | October 11, 2009 at 1:00

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...

Ambassadors for Greenpeace's Sign On campaign

Image | June 19, 2009 at 0:18

Ambassadors for Greenpeace's Sign On campaign gather at the campaign launch function. The campaign aims to get John Key to sign on to a 40 % by 2020 emissions reduction target.

Greenpeace deposited over 30 porcelain toilets on parliament grounds

Image | December 8, 2008 at 23:35

Greenpeace deposited over 30 porcelain toilets on parliament grounds. The activity coincides with Parliaments speech from the Throne and the 9th day of UN climate talks in Poznan, Poland. Greenpeace is calling on the NZ delegation currently at...

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