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Kiwis arrested by armed Russian Coast Guard on peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | September 20, 2013 at 9:56

Pechora Sea, September 20, 2013 — The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested the 25 activists on board, including two New Zealanders, following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling...

Greenpeace International ship remains under control of Russian authorities in...

Press release | September 21, 2013 at 9:53

The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, which includes two New Zealanders, remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters yesterday. The ship has now been under armed...

Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 8:57

Amsterdam - A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) tonight, NZ time, could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30.

Court decision shows Governments drilling programme a farce says Greenpeace

Press release | December 19, 2013 at 20:24

Greenpeace says the outcome of a High Court decision reviewing the role of the government’s Environmental Protection Agency in regulating dangerous deep water drilling confirms that it is a ‘box ticking’ farce.

Greenpeace Response to Government Oil Drilling Announcement

Press release | February 27, 2014 at 15:33

Bridges Has Got to be Sacked

Press release | April 9, 2014 at 16:35

Energy and resources minister Simon Bridges should be sacked, Greenpeace said this afternoon.

Climate Voter election debate to get big audience

Press release | September 2, 2014 at 14:40

Tickets to tomorrow night’s first-ever Climate Voter election debate have sold out but an online audience will also get to see the event live.

Greenpeace closing down Statoil office now

Press release | December 10, 2014 at 8:05

Wellington, 10 December 2014 - This morning Greenpeace activists are barricading shut Statoil’s new Wellington office before the Norwegian oil giant has fully opened for business.

No Surprise at the Demise of the Not So Solid Energy

Press release | August 13, 2015 at 12:14

The government has been ‘nothing short of negligent’ as hundreds of jobs look likely to be lost as a result of today’s announcement that state-owned miner Solid Energy will be put into administration, Greenpeace have said.

Greenpeace Parliament Climbers Convicted of Trespass

Press release | August 14, 2015 at 10:51

Four Greenpeace campaigners who scaled Parliament House with a delivery of eight solar panels were today convicted of trespass.

Shell quits Southern drilling plans - wheels coming of government programme

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 10:54

Reacting to the news today that Shell will once again be delaying their plans to drill in the Great South Basin, Greenpeace New Zealand’s climate and energy campaigner Steve Abel said:

John Key chastised for “hypocritical” speech at launch of Paris climate conference

Press release | December 1, 2015 at 10:17

Climate groups around the world are outraged at a speech delivered by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this morning at the Paris climate change conference, where he called for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies despite doing the exact...

Groser Must Back Pacific Neighbours in Paris Talks

Press release | December 8, 2015 at 18:06

Minister Tim Groser must up his game at climate change negotiations in Paris, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman today, as Groser refused to publicly back moves to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Greenpeace Reaction to Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | December 13, 2015 at 11:55

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

“Record shattering” NASA announcement indicates NZ faces extreme weather events

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 7:24

2015 is officially the hottest year on record according to NASA, news which the executive director of Greenpeace NZ calls “disturbing” for an island nation like New Zealand.

Open Letter to Genesis Energy CEO

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 11:26

This morning Russel Norman, Greenpeace’s executive director, has demanded that ‘Genesis Energy must close Huntly’s coal-fired generators by 2018.’

Organised crime scandal shows NZ’s climate policy is a “total bloody waste of time”

Press release | April 18, 2016 at 11:53

On the back of a report released this morning that shows the NZ Government has allowed businesses to buy fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and Ukraine, Greenpeace New Zealand has called for the linchpin of New Zealand’s climate policy to be...

NZ’s climate plan slammed as “a sham” as Paula Bennett prepares to sign Paris agreement

Press release | April 22, 2016 at 10:32

Questions about the National Government’s fitness to lead on climate issues are being raised as Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of New Zealand tomorrow.

Unprecedented lawsuit involving Statoil launched on eve of oil giant’s Northland exit

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 21:41

An unprecedented legal case has been filed against the Norwegian Government for allowing oil companies including state-owned Statoil to drill for new oil in the Arctic.

New Zealand’s promise “dead in the water” as Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 12:01

Greenpeace New Zealand is calling for a summer of action to highlight what it’s calling the Government’s “sham plan” to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which came into force today.

“Dropping like flies”: Anadarko the latest company to cull search for oil in NZ

Press release | December 9, 2016 at 15:38

Texan oil giant Anadarko is the latest to join the  growing list of companies to scale back or completely quit their search for oil in New Zealand.

NZ climate groups form coalition and announce plans to disrupt major oil summit

Press release | December 22, 2016 at 10:47

Groups campaigning on climate change, fracking, oil and gas drilling and social justice from across Aotearoa have announced plans to disrupt the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in March next year.

Bill English crying crocodile tears over flood devastation

Press release | April 13, 2017 at 13:54

Thursday, 13 April: As the country braces for Cyclone Cook, the latest and the most devastating in a series of extreme weather events, Greenpeace NZ has slammed Prime Minister Bill English for crying “crocodile tears”.

Government delays “morally repugnant” case against Greenpeace activists

Press release | May 31, 2017 at 7:20

The Government has asked for more time to take a case against three Greenpeace activists who put themselves in the path of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, the Amazon Warrior, in April.

Greenpeace climbers prepare message above Beehive for US Secretary of State

Press release | June 6, 2017 at 8:07

Four Greenpeace climbers are preparing to hang a large banner from a crane next to the Beehive to protest the arrival of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is in Wellington.

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:

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.

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.

Energy Minister Challenged to Release Full Meeting Details Over Misleading Parliament...

Press release | June 4, 2013 at 11:08

Energy Minister Challenged to Release Full Meeting Details Over Misleading Parliament Accusation.

Leading Government Minister in ‘Pants on Fire’ Accusations on Massive Capital City...

Press release | July 16, 2013 at 16:10

Energy minister Simon Bridges’ failure to clear his name in response to allegations he has misled Parliament has been highlighted in one of the capital city’s most prominent sites this week.

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | September 24, 2013 at 21:05

Murmansk, September 24, 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | September 25, 2013 at 8:25

Amsterdam, 24th September 2013: Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists, including two New Zealanders, on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace ship is currently being held...

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil president speaks out

Press release | October 12, 2013 at 8:20

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

‘30 days of injustice’ vigil for Arctic 30

Press release | October 18, 2013 at 12:19

Auckland – Greenpeace volunteers are today holding a dawn to dusk vigil in a mock prison cell on the Auckland waterfront to mark the 30th day of detention in Russia for the Arctic 30 which includes two New Zealanders.

Shell study backs Greenpeace in oil spill row

Press release | October 25, 2013 at 13:47

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has just released the results of shallow water oil spill modelling (1) by Shell Todd Oil for Taranaki on their website.

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 22:20

Amsterdam - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.”

Arctic 30 New Zealanders Return Home

Press release | December 29, 2013 at 14:32

The two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home.

Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:45

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

Frack and drill report reveals cowboy approach

Press release | June 4, 2014 at 13:07

Greenpeace New Zealand Programme Director Carmen Gravatt comments on the findings in the report ‘Drilling for oil and gas in New Zealand’ released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright today.

Greenpeace disrupts Simon Bridges' speech to oil industry

Press release | October 1, 2014 at 9:33

Greenpeace activists have disrupted the opening speech by Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges at the Petroleum Summit in Auckland this morning.

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the...

Press release | October 10, 2014 at 9:00

Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement [1] this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration showing it’s once again...

Oil bigwigs to be confronted by human suffering

Press release | March 30, 2015 at 10:25

Dozens of Greenpeace activists will be poised outside entrances to a major petroleum conference this morning holding mural-sized photographs that depict the human and animal suffering of climate-related crises.

Greenpeace Climbers Leave Arctic Oil Drilling Rig

Press release | April 12, 2015 at 10:14

The six climbers who safely intercepted, scaled, and set up camp on an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the Pacific have come down today after spending almost a week on the 38,000 tonne platform.

NZ Government’s just-announced climate change target a “con job”

Press release | July 7, 2015 at 16:01

“Con job” is the word being used to describe the climate change targets the New Zealand Government will be putting on the table at the Paris Climate Conference in December.

Kiwi businesses beat government in race to get rid of coal

Press release | August 6, 2015 at 11:57

The announcement by Genesis Energy that it will close its last two coal-burning electricity generators at Huntly Power Station serves to further expose the Key Government’s inability to act on climate change.

Statoil caught breaking own rules to woo iwi

Press release | August 27, 2015 at 8:34

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has been snapped during a visit to New Zealand, trying to win over individual iwi leaders rather than engaging collectively in line with its own protocols.

Key told not to attend Paris and to pull NZ delegation

Press release | September 25, 2015 at 8:28

A coalition of environmental organisations (1), is calling for John Key not to attend the upcoming Paris climate summit, and to pull Tim Groser and the entire New Zealand delegation from the two weeks of talks.

Shell quits Arctic drilling

Press release | September 28, 2015 at 23:04

Shell announced today that it is retreating from its failed Arctic drilling programme (1).

Greenpeace activists convicted over Parliament climate action protest

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 12:55

Auckland, Thursday 1 October - The four Greenpeace activists who climbed the roof of Parliament to expose John Key’s failure on climate change have been convicted of wilful trespass with an order for reparations of $750 per activist in the...

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