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  • Kicking the carbon habit at home

    Blogpost by Greg - June 6, 2008 at 11:25 1 comment
    Be a climate kiwi
    What does it take to be a climate kiwi?
    So World Environment Day has come and gone, and we’re all being encouraged to “kick the carbon habit”. But what does this entail exactly?

    The Government has been banging on about carbon neutrality, emissions tradi... Read more >

  • Taupo Deforestation
    Land conversion happening in the Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo on the North Island. The land is being converted into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Greenpeace/John Cowpland

    Today New Zealand is playing host to the UN-sponsored World Environmen... Read more >

  • Never mind the Swindle, here's the real story:

    Blogpost by Cindy - June 3, 2008 at 15:05 38 comments

    Hoax!The Great Global Warming Swindle screened on Prime on Sunday night. For those of you who didn’t see it, don’t bother.

    For those of you who did, consider this advice given to the Bush Administration in 2001 by Frank Luntz, a communications advisor:... Read more >

  • Whaling fleet crew told to stay at home

    Blogpost by Nick - June 2, 2008 at 2:19
    The dodgy whale meat. © Greenpeace
    The dodgy whale meat. © Greenpeace
    According to some juicy information received by our team in Japan, the crew members of the Nisshin Maru and the rest of the whaling fleet, who would by now have already left port for the annual North Pacific whale hun... Read more >
  • Defending the Pacific - Part 4: The Esperanza and Goliath

    Blogpost by Greg - May 27, 2008 at 14:35

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    Tuna seiner
    Greenpeace activists deploy banner reading, "No Fish No Future" next to the world's biggest tuna fishing vessel Albatun Tres. Greenpeace has been highlighting the overfishing of tuna in the Pacific for the past two months. Greenpeace/Paul Hilton
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  • Budget 2008: What climate change?

    Blogpost by Kathy - May 22, 2008 at 15:58 1 comment

    Budget08This year's Budget - just presented by Finance Minister Michael Cullen - does not read like the Budget of a Government committed to solving climate change.

    Here's a couple of new initiatives contained therein: Read more >

    • $1 million over four years will assis...
  • Japanese police launch investigation into whale meat scandal

    Blogpost by Nick - May 22, 2008 at 7:29
    Whaling scandal
    Greenpeace Japan delivering stolen whale meat to the Tokyo Public Prosecutor's Office
    Following last week's revelation that crew members from the fleet responsible for Japan's so-called 'scientific' whaling programme had for many years been stealing an... Read more >
  • GIvE uS tHe caSh or tHe CLiMaTe gETs it!

    Blogpost by Nick - May 21, 2008 at 3:00
    Please feel free to download this poster and stick it up at home, at school or in your local café, but please ask permission first.
    Please feel free to download this poster and stick it up at home, at school or in your local café, but please ask permission first.
    While many in the NZ business sector are getting on with tackling climate change, the public face of New Zealand busines... Read more >

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