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Govt drops charges against Greenpeace following Amazon Warrior action

Press release | April 30, 2018 at 13:16

Today Greenpeace has been advised that the charges laid against the organisation for action last April to stop the Amazon Warrior seismic blasting for oil at sea are to be dropped.

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...

Former President and NASA scientist confirmed as witnesses in Greenpeace trial

Press release | April 16, 2018 at 6:58

A world authority on climate science has told the New Zealand Government they’re “planning to put the wrong people on trial” for an offshore oil exploration protest.

Ardern makes oil history: "Huge win for climate and people power" - Greenpeace

Press release | April 12, 2018 at 6:13

Greenpeace says the Coalition Government’s announcement that it has ended new offshore oil and gas exploration is an "historic moment, and a huge win for our climate and people power".

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.

Janet the 17m blue whale makes oil conference debut

Press release | March 28, 2018 at 13:41

Wednesday, March 28: After a whirlwind trip around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of oil and gas exploration, a 17 metre blue whale called Janet has made a special appearance at the annual oil industry conference in Wellington.

Ardern Government to accept end oil petition outside Parliament today

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 7:35

The Minister of Energy and Resources, Megan Woods, will accept a Greenpeace petition at midday today signed by more than 45,000 people calling for an end to oil exploration.

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...

Jane Campion and Taika Waititi sign letter urging PM to end oil exploration

Press release | March 15, 2018 at 9:39

Dame Jane Campion and the 2017 New Zealander of the Year, Taika Waititi, are the latest in a long line of leading New Zealanders to sign an open letter urging Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern end oil and gas exploration.

Leading NZers urge Ardern to end oil exploration

Press release | March 9, 2018 at 7:52

A group of leading New Zealanders, including scientists, health professionals, unions, and the current New Zealand Poet Laureate, have launched an open letter urging Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to end oil and gas exploration.

Russel Norman: Climate Commission needs teeth like Reserve Bank

Press release | March 7, 2018 at 13:29

Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Russel Norman, says the new Government’s Climate Commission needs to be given teeth if it’s to have any significant impact on reducing emissions.

Oil search undermines Ardern’s Pacific climate pledge

Press release | March 6, 2018 at 14:32

Greenpeace commends Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for pledging to increase climate assistance to Pacific nations, but says if Ardern is serious about tackling the issue, she must also put an end oil and gas exploration immediately.

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.

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.

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.

Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions

Press release | February 23, 2018 at 9:20

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to use the Regional Development Fund to back up its promises of a just transition to clean energy.

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.

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.

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”.

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...

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.

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.

“Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil

Press release | January 5, 2018 at 12:30

Friday, January 5: In the case brought against the Norwegian Government by Greenpeace Norway for granting new oil licenses to drill in the Arctic, the Oslo District Court reached a decision yesterday afternoon, Norwegian time.

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last

Press release | December 20, 2017 at 17:24

Greenpeace says today's permit issued by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is very disappointing and must be the last if the Government are true to their word on climate change.

Environmental heavyweights pen letter to Govt - End new fossil fuels now

Press release | December 20, 2017 at 14:59

The country’s largest environmental organisations have sent an open letter to the Government this morning, calling for an end to new fossil fuel expansion.

Govt refusal to rule out fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission

Press release | December 18, 2017 at 16:56

Greenpeace says the Government’s announcement on the formalisation of a Climate Commission is a positive step, but expanding the fossil fuel industry by issuing new fossil fuel permits would undermine the Commission before it even gets started.

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against Amazon Warrior at Parliament protest

Press release | December 5, 2017 at 12:29

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship will be launched at a public rally today on Parliament Lawn.

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.

Government has the power to stop giant oil ship

Press release | November 24, 2017 at 15:03

Friday, November 24: Greenpeace are criticising a reported statement by the new Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, that the decision about whether to issue a permit for oil exploration is merely an “operational matter”.

Amazon Warrior steaming to NZ to blast blue whale habitat

Press release | November 22, 2017 at 16:38

An oil exploration ship at the centre of a storm of controversy for its seismic blasting agenda earlier this year in New Zealand is on its way back.

Targets a good first step but Fonterra must reduce the dairy herd

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 16:42

Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a “gaping hole” in the plan.

Modern-day villain holds special access card to NZ Parliament

Press release | November 11, 2017 at 9:51

The company partially responsible for one of the worst oil spills in history has unfettered access to the New Zealand Parliament, warns Greenpeace.

Greenpeace on Speech from the Throne: Bold words now need bold action

Press release | November 9, 2017 at 11:16

Greenpeace is applauding the new Labour-led Government on yesterday’s Speech from the Throne, which focused heavily on the significant challenges New Zealand faces around water quality and climate change.

Good COP or bad COP: Greenpeace calls on Govt to stand up for the Pacific

Press release | November 7, 2017 at 7:08

Greenpeace is calling on the new Government to stand alongside New Zealand’s Pacific neighbours during the COP23 climate change summit, which kicked off last night.

Sarah Thomson’s “epic” court battle gives strong mandate for climate action

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 17:07

In June this year, 26-year old Hamilton law student, Sarah Thomson, spent five days in court challenging the Government over climate change targets she called “unambitious and irrational”. The case was the first of its kind in New Zealand.

“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.

Close the back door on big irrigation

Press release | October 25, 2017 at 11:21

Greenpeace is warning of possible backdoor taxpayer funding for big irrigation schemes.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Greenpeace calls for post-election deal to reject “monstrous” new offshore oil project

Press release | October 3, 2017 at 8:11

Greenpeace has made an urgent call for parties engaged in post-election coalition negotiations to rule out an oil prospecting application, which if approved, could see one of the largest 3D seismic blasting surveys that has taken place in the...

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.

New Government must take action on environment - Greenpeace

Press release | September 24, 2017 at 12:23

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. And Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do.

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.

Jacinda Ardern refuses to stop deep sea oil "nuclear bomb"Jacinda Ardern refuses to...

Press release | September 12, 2017 at 11:31

Greenpeace has slammed Labour leader Jacinda Ardern for refusing to rule out new deep sea oil drilling, despite comparing climate change to our nuclear-free moment a few weeks ago.

On climate policy Jacinda has the talk but Greens have the walk

Press release | September 10, 2017 at 15:51

In response to the Greens’ climate policy announcements today, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the Greens should be applauded for their climate policy.

Labour climate policy a good start but not strong enough

Press release | September 8, 2017 at 11:06

In response to the Labour Party’s climate policy released this morning, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says:

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.

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