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Watershed indigenous rights case could set precedent for blocking NZ oil exploration

Press release | July 28, 2017 at 16:30

A David vs Goliath court case in Canada that has seen an indigenous community triumph in the country’s highest court to block oil exploration could have a ripple effect in New Zealand.

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.

Super Fund’s $950m fossil fuel divestment an “aha” moment for NZ economy

Press release | August 15, 2017 at 14:48

Greenpeace is calling the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s just-announced $950 million divestment from big polluters an “aha” moment for the country’s economy.

Greenpeace activists stop Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic

Press release | August 18, 2017 at 8:12

A New Zealander is among a group of activists who have halted a Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic.

With love from the Arctic

Blog entry by Lizzie Sullivan | August 18, 2017

Greenpeace kayakers have stopped an oil rig drilling in the Norwegian Arctic. I know, because I’m there right now. My name is Lizzie. I’m a web developer from New Zealand, and I’m here on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise with...

Greenpeace tells 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.

Greenpeace’s Taitu crew plead Not Guilty in historic climate court case

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 8:34

Greenpeace and the activists charged under the ‘Anadarko Amendment’ after swimming in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, have pleaded Not Guilty.

Government’s agriculture research fund pitiful

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 15:32

Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will be setting up a new $400,000 scholarship programme for agricultural greenhouse gas research, Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Genevieve Toop, says:

Oil companies' Amazon Reef drilling plans in big trouble

Blog entry by Greenpeace | August 31, 2017

BP and Total have suffered a massive setback in their plans to drill for oil near the Amazon Reef. The companies' joint application for a drilling permit is in crisis, after the Brazilian government rejected their environmental...

11 things political parties should do now if they are serious about climate change

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | August 31, 2017

It’s the greatest challenge of our time and also a huge opportunity. Climate change is not merely an ‘environmental’ issue. It’s an existential threat to all aspects of our society and way of life. Acting now is a moral choice we must...

Hurricane Harvey and South Asia Floods: How Climate Change Kills

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and the devastating floods in South Asia are reminders of the cost we pay for climate denial and inaction. As we speak, floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal have killed far over 1,000 people and impacted an...

Leaked report shows climate must be key election issue

Press release | September 4, 2017 at 11:23

Responding to the leaked Ministry for the Environment report that estimates $19 billion of property is at risk in New Zealand from the effects of climate change, 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.

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:

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.

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.

5 reasons the car industry needs to change its ways now

Blog entry by Richard Casson | September 19, 2017

Today the world’s biggest motor show gets underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Motorshow is the moment many of the world’s best known car manufacturers get together for a grand display of vehicles that have been polished so hard it’s a...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | September 19, 2017

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying...

The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | September 21, 2017

"I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty banning nuclear weapons was agreed at the United Nations in New...

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.

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.

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.

Election 2017 ENGO Letter to political leadership

Publication | October 1, 2017 at 11:39

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.

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...

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.

Activists around Europe #RiseUp for a cleaner future

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | October 10, 2017

It was only two years ago when, during the Paris Climate Conference, we displayed our first giant Sun in Paris to demand that our world leaders tackle climate change by replacing dirty fossil fuels with clean renewable energy. ...

Capitalism's moral maze

Blog entry by atobert | October 12, 2017

Life as a consumer is very different to what we’re told. We’re told it’s easy, it’s effortless. That life flows better with Visa. We’re sold an image of smash avo on toast; of beautiful, thin, white women laughing at salads; of...

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global...

Blog entry by Kristin Casper and Kate Simcock | November 8, 2017

Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It ...

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.

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.

Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 13, 2017

This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This...

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.

Fire and Rain

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 16, 2017

The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness.   Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017 Humans...

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Samsung: fuelling climate change

Blog entry by Insung Lee | December 7, 2017

As extreme weather increases, the world is being forced to wake up to the realities of climate change. The good news is that every day more and more people are coming together, taking action to ensure a greener future for us all.

Great news for the Arctic AND the Antarctic!

Blog entry by Louisa Casson | December 7, 2017

Today is a great day for oceans at both ends of the earth. Last night, governments from around the world agreed to protect a huge part of the Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing. Thanks to the millions of you who supported...

The palm oil industry promises reform, but there’s still no sign of change

Blog entry by Bagus Kusuma | December 7, 2017

It was ten years ago that Greenpeace first published an investigation into Indonesia’s palm oil industry. We showed that the world’s biggest brands got their palm oil from companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforests - threatening...

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.

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.

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