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100 per cent pure misnomer – how clean green NZ is slipping from its perch.

Blog entry by Kathy | June 5, 2008

Land conversion happening in the Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo on the North Island. The land is being converted into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Greenpeace/John Cowpland Today New Zealand is playing host to the UN-sponsored...

Never mind the Swindle, here's the real story:

Blog entry by Cindy | June 3, 2008

The Great Global Warming Swindle screened on Prime on Sunday night. For those of you who didn’t see it, don’t bother. For those of you who did, consider this advice given to the Bush Administration in 2001 by Frank Luntz, a...

Greenpeace takes climate fight to Supreme Court

Press release | May 27, 2008 at 6:36

Genesis Energy and Greenpeace will face off in the Supreme Court tomorrow, in a case that could have major implications for climate change in New Zealand.

Impact guidelines drive home urgency of climate change

Press release | May 27, 2008 at 1:06

New projections of future climate change in New Zealand are a timely reminder of the urgency of strong climate policy, says Greenpeace.

Budget 2008: What climate change?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 22, 2008

This year's Budget - just presented by Finance Minister Michael Cullen - does not read like the Budget of a Government committed to solving climate change. Here's a couple of new initiatives contained therein: $1 million over...

Greenpeace welcomes Fed Farmers leader’s call for action on climate change

Press release | May 22, 2008 at 0:53

Greenpeace says it’s encouraged to see Federated Farmers President Charlie Pederson finally going in to bat for strong climate policy in New Zealand.

GIvE uS tHe caSh or tHe CLiMaTe gETs it!

Blog entry by Nick | May 21, 2008

Please feel free to download this poster and stick it up at home, at school or in your local café, but please ask permission first. While many in the NZ business sector are getting on with tackling climate change, the public face of...

National shows true colours, and they ain't green!

Blog entry by Kathy | May 20, 2008

A banner nfront of the Marsden B power station in Northland. Greenpeace ran a successful 3-year campaign against the station's recommissioning and convertion to run on coal. The National party has pulled its backing for the emissions...

It's your money they're after

Blog entry by Kathy | May 19, 2008

Here is a Greenpeace opinion-editorial running in the NZ Herald today: National Party Environment Spokesman Nick Smith debates hia party's climate change policies at a political debate onboard the Rainbow Warrior in April...

One of the Arts of Greenpeace

Blog entry by RobT | May 16, 2008

It's more than 15 years that I've now been working for Greenpeace, and normally my work involves making the near impossible high profile projects happen on budgets that are way too small with human resources that are far too few. This...

Good initiatives at risk under polluter subsidy plans

Press release | May 15, 2008 at 5:49

Greenpeace welcomes today's Green Party announcement that all state houses will be properly insulated within five years but warned initiatives like this could be at risk if big polluters get their way.

Carbon capture and storage a “scam” says new report

Press release | May 12, 2008 at 4:38

Big business and policy-makers must not succumb to the elusive promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to solve the climate crisis, says Greenpeace in a major new report (1).

New Zealand’s Enviroschools: Green from the very start

Blog entry by Greg | May 9, 2008

Be The Change visits a school in Port Chalmers. By Francisca Galvez The issues of sustainability and environmental protection have been gaining greater worldwide attention from the 1990s. New Zealand has acquired a reputation...

Less energy, more beer

Blog entry by Greg | May 9, 2008

Got an old beer fridge sitting out the back, slowly rusting while it keeps a few odd brews chilled? David Suzuki has a good idea for you... Fridges are on 24/7 and use up to 10% of all energy consumed in an average...

“Please remove my name. What you have done is totally unethical!"

Blog entry by Greg | May 7, 2008

A story that could seriously damage the credibility of a broad swathe of climate change sceptics has blown up, in the wake of a new Heartland Institute list of 500 scientists whose work allegedly "undermines the idea of human-induced...

Something is rotten in the state of Godzone...

Blog entry by Kathy | May 7, 2008

Climate Change Minister David Parker defends the Labour party's climate credentials at a recent debate onboard the Rainbow Warrior. Unfortunately for David, Helen Clark’s recent announcements have made the job all that much harder. .

Greenpeace report finds CCS is unproven, risky and expensive

Feature story | May 7, 2008 at 6:24

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Coal

Image | May 7, 2008 at 6:17

Coal-fired power station smokestacks. Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel and the largest single contributor to climate change.

“Please remove my name. What you have done is totally unethical!"

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace says it’s a sign of how desperate climate sceptics are that they’ve used the names of eminent New Zealand scientists to falsely back their cause.

Submission on ETS

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Don’t subsidise polluting industries at the expense of ordinary New Zealanders and the planet.

An eco building shopping list

Blog entry by RobT | April 30, 2008

Akiraho Street April 2008 (C) GREENPEACE / TAYLOR We're cleaning out the inside of the building - lots of dirty work but we've had lots of good keen volunteers down to help so we're making good progress and it's not costing too much. ...

The omnivore's next dillemma

Blog entry by Greg | April 28, 2008

In asking himself the question, "what do I and a bumblebee have in common?" Michael Pollan, author of the Omnivore's Dilemma, hit upon a new way of looking at man's relationship with nature that could not only revolutionise the way...

A new home for Greenpeace New Zealand

Blog entry by RobT | April 24, 2008

The new Greenpeace NZ building in Akiraho Street, Mount Eden, Auckland April 2008 (C) GREENPEACE / TAYLOR Hi there, My name's Rob Taylor, I normally work as a Greenpeace international action and logistics coordinator or project...

With friends like the Flat Earth Society ...

Blog entry by Nick | April 22, 2008

This is pretty amusing... We at the Flat Earth Society have spent so many years out in the cold, shunned by Government, science and most of society. But on Friday night a glimmer of hope appeared for us in the form of the climate...

End of the tour but the fight goes on

Blog entry by Kathy | April 16, 2008

Waving goodbye to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Six weeks ago I packed my trunk in my bedroom in Grey Lynn Auckland, boarded a bus and rode downtown to Princes Wharf. There I walked up the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior. It...

Nisshin Maru Arrives in Tokyo after failed "research" in the Southern Ocean

Blog entry by Nick | April 16, 2008

Research Failed (C) GREENPEACE Japan's factory whaling ship, the Nisshin Maru was "welcomed" into Tokyo earlier today, by Junichi and our team from Greenpeace Japan, along with the word "failed" to accompany the ubiquitous and...

Deep Green - April 2008

Blog entry by Nick | April 13, 2008

Lord of the Fruit Flies History shows that human society can change if some moral force (civil rights, women’s rights) challenges convention. However, before we can be optimistic about solving the environmental crisis, we must be...

Al Gore does a sequel slideshow

Blog entry by Nick | April 10, 2008

Following the success of his presentation / move 'An Inconvenient Truth' Al Gore has released another similar video presentation. In order to become optimistic (about climate change) we need to become incredibly active citizens in...

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...

Greenpeace balloon calls for more than hot air across the Tasman

Blog entry by Nick | April 9, 2008

Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia: At dawn this morning the Greenpeace hot air balloon flew over Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley, delivering a spectacular climate change message to the federal...

Converted dairy farm in Taupo by New Zealand Government owned company

Image | April 9, 2008 at 3:07

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 9, 2008 at 2:54

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

New Zealand government owned comany Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest

Image | April 9, 2008 at 0:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

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...

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 letter to Landcorp

Publication | April 8, 2008 at 4:23

Dear Mr Kelly Today, Greenpeace has replanted land at Tahorakuri Forest which Landcorp has converted from plantation forestry to industrial dairy, to start reversing the damage caused by Landcorp. In doing so we are demonstrating that the New...

Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming

Image | April 8, 2008 at 4:15

Greenpeace volunteer Tanith Carrington in the process of planting a tree as part of the Greenpeace reforestation activity on Landcorp land, near Taupo. Over 30 Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Greenpeace reforests Landcorp dairy farm

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 0:00

Everyone knows agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand's economy, however, our largest farmer - the Government-owned Landcorp - is putting the future of our most important industry and our clean green reputation at risk through large-scale...

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:50

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:48

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:46

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Rainbow Child for a Day

Blog entry by Kathy | April 7, 2008

Robert the volunteer (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV - A volunteer's perspective Today I lost my environmental activist cherry. Although I've been a Greenpeace supporter for a couple of years, this was the first time I've put my face...

Political debate webcast

Page | April 7, 2008 at 0:03

On the Rainbow Warrior today in Wellington today NZ politicians debated which party’s climate policy is most on target to tackle climate change.

Submission on Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

A price on greenhouse gas emissions is one of a suite of tactics needed to tackle climate change. It creates an incentive for people to act in ways that minimise their greenhouse gas emissions and to make climate-friendly investments.

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.

Q&A: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Questions and Answers. Greenpeace revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

BRIEFING: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

The New Zealand Government’s expansion of industrial dairy increasing climate change. Greenpeace has revealed through the Governments own figures and through investigative photo and video documentation the true extent of the expansion of...

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...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms.

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