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  • Sjoerd Jongens 1950-2008

    Blogpost by Nick - November 14, 2008 at 7:38

    Posted by brianfit at 11:05 AM

    Sjoerd Jongens

    Sjoerd Jongens, 57 years old, died yesterday in a bicycle accident on his way to work here at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam.He joined Greenpeace in 1987, when he took on the job of radio operator at World Park Bas... Read more >

  • Hard and dirty

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 12, 2008 at 9:04 2 comments

    Nzcoal.jpgThe National Party is set to announce its Cabinet line up in next two days. Former Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee is likely to feature as Energy Minister.

    This is the same Mr Brownlee that has publicly professed a strange coal fetish. He h... Read more >

  • Back to the future...

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 10, 2008 at 10:01 4 comments

     

    Now is not the time for New Zealand to be sticking its head in the sand over climate change over climate change, no matter what Rodney says.

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    Last week, Americans around the world were being kissed by strangers; so happy was the global popula... Read more >

  • A memo to Obama

    Blogpost by Nick - November 6, 2008 at 9:18 30 comments

    I watched the US elections last night with some disbelief. Who would have thought? Even when the polls indicated Obama had it - I couldn't quite bring myself to believe that this young black man was going to be the next US President. But he is. And th... Read more >

  • Don the Swan Don!

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 4, 2008 at 12:20 2 comments

     

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    This is how good Fed Farmers President Don Nicholson would look in his personalised Swandri, if he was just brave enough to slip it on.

    Back in July, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to new Federated Farmers President Don Nicholson, urging h... Read more >

  • Mrs Key, it's John's school calling....

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 3, 2008 at 15:01 2 comments

    I’m considering building a panic room. No, not for if the US elections go horribly wrong, but because the 2008 Vote for the Environment poll has confirmed that neither of New Zealand's two main political parties cuts it when it comes to climate chang... Read more >

  • Udder madness chez John

    Blogpost by Kathy - October 30, 2008 at 8:53 20 comments

     

    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 ... Read more >

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    The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land.

    Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate.

    Climate Crime

    In the central North ... Read more >

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