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Ruataniwha looks dead in the dirty water

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | August 31, 2016

It’s been a tough few weeks for think-big irrigation and industrial agriculture. As a bit of background for those not familiar with plans for even more industrial dairying around New Zealand - the Government is throwing over ...

3 big reasons why we need ocean sanctuaries now

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | August 31, 2016

Last Friday, US President Obama announced the creation of the  world’s largest ocean sanctuary , and today governments from all over the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans.

Ruataniwha Dam plan dead in the dirty water?

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 14:07

In response to the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favour of Forest and Bird over the DOC land swap for the Ruataniwha Dam (1) Greenpeace Agriculture Spokesperson Genevieve Toop said:

Greenpeace at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to push for end to dam

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 9:36

Greenpeace will use today’s monthly Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to pressure councillors to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam.

Key’s drilling plan “in freefall” as NZ’s biggest offshore oil prospector bails

Press release | August 30, 2016 at 13:25

In the wake of last week’s reports that oil giant Shell  is having a firesale of its New Zealand assets,  prospecting company ION Geophysical has also now relinquished its oil surveying permits, which covered almost half of New Zealand’s waters.

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2016

Today marks the  International Day against Nuclear Tests.  Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | August 26, 2016

The courageous Inuit community of Clyde River is standing up to protect their Arctic home from devastating seismic blasting. The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As...

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