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John Key’s support for lignite madness will be his true legacy

Press release | June 3, 2011 at 16:49

Auckland June 3 2011: In response to reported statements made by yesterday by Prime Minister John Key, Greenpeace New Zealand has condemned his support for digging up Southland’s lignite deposits as reckless, short-sighted and dangerous to our...

Minister for Creation of more Climate Change

Press release | April 22, 2009 at 0:00

John Key must reverse the decision to sacrifice conservation land and the climate for a coal mine, says Greenpeace.

Briquette plant a crime for which Fonterra and Government will share guilt

Press release | January 25, 2011 at 12:34

If Solid Energy’s newly announced briquette plant ever goes into production, it will be a crime of global significance, for which New Zealand’s biggest company, Fonterra, and the New Zealand Government, will be to blame.

After arrests Greenpeace calls for protest outside Fonterra headquarters

Press release | November 16, 2009 at 0:00

The four Greenpeace activists arrested today after closing down a Southland lignite coalmine say they succeeded in drawing attention to Fonterra’s expanding use of coal for milk processing. They labelled the burning of around 450,000 tonnes of...

Greenpeace activists shut down coal mine to highlight Fonterra climate crimes

Press release | November 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have shut down a pit of a Southland lignite coalmine used by Fonterra to help fuel operations at its nearby Edendale dairy factory, labeling it another Fonterra climate crime.

Returning Climate Crimes to Fonterra's front door

Feature story | November 24, 2009 at 1:47

In the latest in a series of actions targeting Fonterra Climate Crimes today a human chain formed outside the Fonterra Corporate HQ in Auckland and piled sacks labelled ‘Fonterra palm kernel’ and ‘Fonterra coal’ outside at the front door.

FACTSHEET: Fonterra and Climate Change

Publication | November 16, 2009 at 21:31

A factsheet outlining Fonterra's climate crimes including the use and importation of palm Kernel (PKE) animal feed and its impact on Indonesian rainforest, intensification and fertiliser use, burning coal and domestic deforestation, and the risk...

As Solid Energy abandons plans for dirty lignite, choosing a cleaner, smarter future ...

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | February 22, 2013

Solid Energy has just announced that they will drop plans for digging up lignite in NZ. Whilst the Government’s mishandling of the state-owned business will have widespread implications for those communities who depend on Solid...

Bluegreens gave me the blues

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | February 1, 2011

This past weekend a colleague and I represented Greenpeace at the Blue-Greens conference in Akaroa. For those of you less familiar with this political group, they are the green wing of the National Party, spearheaded by the...

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...

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