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  • West Coast marine reserve proposal

    Blogpost by nick - August 6, 2009 at 5:13 2 comments

    This month New Zealanders have the chance to to protect some of the West Coast’s most prized marine areas and the threatened species that call it home, such as our endangered Hector's dolphin.

    A series of seven ‘underwater national parks’ or marine res... Read more >

  • Another Day, Another Coal Terminal

    Blogpost by nick - August 5, 2009 at 9:38

    Greenpeace activists have shut down coal loading at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Mackay, Queensland – one of the largest coal export terminals in the world. The 10 activists have scaled a 50-metre high coal loader and locked onto the structure to stop i... Read more >

  • Team New Zealand

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - August 4, 2009 at 16:27

    Go the Greens! Also tired of sitting around waiting for the Governement to investigate where and how emission reductions might actually be made in NZ, the Green Party has done some of its own analysis, and emerged with a clear message: 40% by 2020 is ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace shuts down coal terminal in Australia

    Blogpost by nick - August 4, 2009 at 13:58
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    Breaking news from across the ditch: Greenpeace and Pacific activists have shut down Abbott Point coal export terminal in Queensland in protest over the impacts of climate change on Pacific islands and crazy plans to massively... Read more >
  • Sign On Pub Crawl

    Blogpost by Gareth Hughes - August 4, 2009 at 9:24

    On Friday night the Sign On campaign hit Auckland Town. Armed with funny ‘what if the hippies are right?’ beer coasters, Sign On forms and a little Dutch courage we visited bars across Auckland talking to people about why we need John Key to do the ri... Read more >

  • Become a tabloid writer with the Yes Men

    Blogpost by nick - August 3, 2009 at 18:47

    I love the audacity of this.

    Have you ever wanted to be a tabloid writer? Now, say the Yes Men, you can live the dream! Read more >

    Adopt the persona of a right-wing tabloid writer who has realized that climate change actually matters and wants us all to do somet...
  • Growing public support for climate action

    Blogpost by Michael Tritt - August 3, 2009 at 14:38

    Today’s Herald story on the results of the Shape NZ survey “Many want bolder emissions cuts” actually understates public support for cutting emissions.

    The Herald reported that “49 per cent wanted cuts of at least 20 per cent”.

    What it didn’t say was... Read more >

  • Visiting British MP: NZ must step up to the mark

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - July 31, 2009 at 12:14

    Today is the last day for submissions on what New Zealand's 2020 target should be. You can read Greenpeace’s submission here.

    Also of note today, UK Under-Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs Chris Bryant is currently in New Zealand, addressing bus... Read more >

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