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Deep Sea Mining Risks Species Extinction

Press release | July 8, 2013 at 14:27

Amsterdam, July 3, 2013 – The extinction of unique deep sea species and other significant irreversible environmental damage to our oceans are a likely result of an emerging trend to exploit seabed minerals, Greenpeace International warned today.

Climate change

Hub | December 19, 2006 at 22:51

Mining decision attacks NZ values, brand and identity

Press release | March 21, 2010 at 0:00

The Government is dragging New Zealand back to the 19th century with its mining plans, says Greenpeace.

Govt reneges on mining promises

Press release | March 14, 2010 at 0:00

The Government’s assurances of "boutique", "surgical" mining in areas with low conservation value seem to have disappeared down a mine shaft, says Greenpeace.

One third of National voters oppose mining plans

Press release | May 20, 2010 at 0:00

According to the most substantive poll on the mining issue to date, the Key Government’s mining plans are opposed by 30% of those who voted National in at the last election (1).

Greenpeace blocks Fonterra coal use with clean solution

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have blocked the coal depot of Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory near Timaru, using a truckload of alternative fuel, saying the company is damaging the climate by burning coal when cleaner solutions exist.

Greenpeace warns of international backlash over mining plans

Press release | February 9, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning the Government it could face civil disobedience and an international backlash if it proceeds with mining on conservation land.

Accept schedule 4 failure and come back with better idea– Greenpeace

Press release | May 26, 2010 at 0:00

The Government would be wise to chalk up its schedule 4 mining plans as an idea it got horribly wrong, says Greenpeace in its submission on the proposals.

Mining march announced for 1st May in Auckland

Press release | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

A coalition of environment groups including Greenpeace, has announced a public march against the Government’s mining plans on May 1 in Auckland.

International backlash gathers speed

Press release | March 24, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace says the kind of international backlash seen today in the Economist magazine (1) demonstrates that John Key’s Government is putting the New Zealand economy at risk with its 19th century economic thinking.

THE VOTE: Does NZ need more mining? Your chance to say NO in front of the nation

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 6, 2013

Tonight on TV3's The Vote, along with Russell Norma and Manu Caddie I’m going up against representatives of the oil drilling and mining industry to debate the question: "Does NZ need more mining?" In the face of new coal mining...

Update: Activists: we’ll stay until Fonterra accepts challenge

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

One of the four activists who are locked to equipment in the coal depot at Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory near Timaru says it’s now up to Fonterra to take action to protect the climate and New Zealand’s clean green brand by switching to cleaner...

Stopping dirty energy

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:12

The world has become acutely aware of the impacts of human-induced climate change and every month the warnings from international climate scientists get more and more dire. To protect our environment against climate change, we must drastically...

Tide turns on Key’s oil drilling plans

Blog entry by Steve Abel | December 5, 2013

As John Key scowled his faux-indifferent disdain at the nation wide banners on the beach protest against oil drilling a couple of Saturdays ago, a few things were betrayed. In the battle of public opinion, deep sea oil drilling is...

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

Don’t let the Government Sneak in Nasty New Mining Law Changes

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 30, 2012

One of the most important things you can do is make a submission on new mining laws this week before the deadline at 5pm on Friday 2 November. Here’s why: The Government has been working closely with oil and mining corporate...

CO2 emissions

Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:58

Carbon dioxide and fossil fuels: where do the greenhouse gases come from, who put them in the atmosphere and what can we do about it?

Greenhouse effect

Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:56

The Earth's atmosphere is made up of a blanket of gases, which trap enough heat to sustain life. However, by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests humans pump billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. We also add...

Promoting clean, renewable energy

Page | March 15, 2010 at 1:31

Less pollution, less climate change and more long term security - who could say no? Clean, renewable energy is just that - stable and secure and it doesn't run out.

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A big win for people power

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 20, 2010

Lucy Lawless heads the March Against Mining Today the Government announced a complete u-turn on plans to mine New Zealand's best conservation land. There will be no mining in Schedule 4 land or any national parks now or in the...

One year later and no justice: Communities affected by dam disaster speak out

Blog entry by Fabiana Alves | November 10, 2016

This past Saturday – 5 November, 2016 – hundreds of people gathered at the ruins of the Bento Rodrigues school in Mariana, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. They were there out of remembrance, and to call for justice. Exactly one year...

OUCH! Nat voters say no mining schedule 4

Blog entry by Kathy | May 20, 2010

A Business Council for Sustainable Development survey just out shows the majority of New Zealanders oppose the Government's mining plans. But what’s more even more problematic for the Government is that 30% of National Party...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by geoff | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

Sign On Ambassadors Lucy and Robyn visit Paparoa National Park

Blog entry by Robbie MacKay | April 23, 2010

Sign ON ambassadors Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm are in the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast for two days in and around the Paparoa National Park, drawing the link between the Government’s Schedule 4 mining plans and climate...

Is mining the best they've got?

Blog entry by Robyn Malcolm | April 16, 2010

I’ve spent a large part of the last few weeks in Australia for work. And I wish I could say that as a result I haven’t kept up with news on the Government’s mining plans. But it’s a funny thing, this threat to New Zealand’s most...

National parks, not National's parks

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | March 23, 2010

There was a brilliant cartoon in the Weekend Herald just gone. It showed New Zealand’s conservation lands as a young damsel, dressed up in a pretty green frock and bonnet. And nearby, a lecherous, plump Gerry Brownlee, ensuring her:...

Now go away and come back with some vision

Blog entry by Kathy | May 27, 2010

After weeks of provincial marches , peaceful protests , political backlash , polls showing Kiwis aren't into it, the "biggest protest march in a generation", prestigious international conservation groups saying "get out of...

Can the real John Key please stand up?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 13, 2010

There was something decidedly schizophrenic about two Government announcements made today. First, the Prime Minister foreshadowing next week’s budget with $30 million for the tourism industry. Second, Conservation Minister Kate...

Mining plans slammed by world's biggest enviro group

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 30, 2010

Just incase you thought NZ's mining plans were going down well in the outside world, check out this scathing assessment of them by the world's largest environmental conservation authority. Word has it that the creator of the "100%...

THEY SAY MINE, WE SAY OURS – Auckland march

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 14, 2010

Greenpeace, along with a bunch of other organisations, has announced an anti-mining march for May 1st in Auckland. See www.dontunderminenz.org for more information. When the Government announced its intention to mine New...

Putting a brothel in the church

Blog entry by geoff | August 28, 2009

Every now and then something really surprising happens.  Yesterday was one of those days when news broke that the Government wants to open National Parks, Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries to mining. It’s a bit like putting a...

Government looks set to back down on mining Schedule 4 land

Blog entry by nick | July 19, 2010

When the Government announced plans to mine some of New Zealand's best conservation land,  New Zealanders made submissions in unprecedented numbers and marched in record numbers. We'll know for sure tomorrow but it looks very much...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 1, 2010

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory,  50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans. The photos say it all (see...

2 days til mining march!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 29, 2010

Just two days now until the massive anti-mining march in Auckland! Right around the North Island, placards are being painted and buses organised to transport people to the City of Sails to have their say.  Just incase what's at stake...

No whale burgers. No tuatara shoes. No mining in national parks!

Blog entry by nick | March 26, 2010

The NZ economy is founded on a clean, green reputation, yet Prime Minister John Key and his National Government is seriously endangering that reputation . Firstly by increasing NZ's catch quota  of critically endangered bluefin tuna,...

PETITION: Sign the deep water oil drilling in NZ waters

Blog entry by nick | June 10, 2010

Imagine if the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster happened in NZ waters. It would stretch from Wellington to Christchurch and would devastate our coastline and fisheries for decades. This is now a very real risk as the...

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.

Biggest protest march in living memory

Image | May 1, 2010 at 0:00

Biggest protest march in living memory - March Against Mining

A Greenpeace activist hangs on the side of a shipment of coal

Image | August 21, 2003 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist hangs on the side of the 'Almar' which was bringing a shipment of coal into the Port of Tauranga.

March against Mining

Image gallery | May 1, 2010

Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm in the Paparoa National Park

Video | April 28, 2010 at 9:37

Sign On ambassadors Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm make a visit to Paparoa National Park -- one of the conservation areas under threat by Gerry Brownlee's plans to mine Schedule 4 land.

Greenpeace activist Adam Shore hangs from the side of the ship Atermon

Image | August 21, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Adam Shore hangs from the side of the ship Atermon, in a protest to stop the unloading of coal from Indonesia to be burnt at the Huntly power station.

Greenpeace activist Adam Shore hangs from the side of the ship Atermon

Image | August 8, 2004 at 1:00

TAURANGA: Greenpeace activist Adam Shore hangs from the side of the ship Atermon as a person from a Pilot boat looks to drag him off. Greenpeace are looking to stop the unloading of coal from Indonesia, current negotiations are under way to burn...

Biggest NZ Protest March in Living Memory

Video | April 30, 2010 at 9:28

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory, 50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's plan to mine New Zealand's best (Schedule 4) conservation...

Sexy Coal with Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm

Video | April 23, 2010 at 9:50

Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm ham it up on the West Coast near Paparoa to help promote the March Against Mining in May 2010.

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