Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple
Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple

Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's biggest climate crime solved....

As the sun rose over sleepy Helensville, we unfurled a truckload of Ready-Lawn around the outside of National Party leader John Key's electorate office. Then came some pine trees, some two-dimensional cows and a smattering of stumps. Finally a billboard went up saying: "Would John solve this climate crime?"

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Would John Stop This Climate Crime
Would John Stop This Climate Crime

The cutting down of tens of thousands of hectares of forests to make way for mega-farms is scandalous given the current climate crisis, but it's happening in New Zealand like we've never seen before. And we want to know what the National Party leader would do about it should he get into power. So we carried out this faux land conversion on his doorstep.

 

National have consistently failed to meet the mark over climate change and rates poorly on the issue when compared to almost every other political party. We're calling on John Key to front up to the issue of deforestation for intensive dairy farming.

We think New Zealanders deserve to know where John Key’s commitment to tackling climate change is and how he and his party would deal with agriculture’s growing emissions.