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  • Attitude change a crucial step

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - July 21, 2009 at 9:18

    Over the past two weeks, something extraordinary has happened; the Government has handed the torch of leadership on climate change to Greenpeace.  

    At a series of public meetings to discuss what emission reduction target New Zealand should set, peop... Read more >

  • Project Nelson

    Blogpost by Gareth Hughes - July 18, 2009 at 15:59

    Last night, the final public climate change 2020 target consultation wrapped up in Nelson. It was a lively crowd with 180 odd people packing the Rutheford Hotel. The mood was upbeat, and like all the consultations I’ve attended, the call was loud and ... Read more >

  • Big business comes out in support of target

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - July 15, 2009 at 12:14

    Yesterday something quite extraordinary happened. Gull came out in support of a 40 per cent by 2020 emissions reduction target.

    The oil company says we must let the science dictate what to do ; if that science says we have to cut our emissions by 40 p... Read more >

  • Waikato consultation – skeptics or equity: who will you listen to Dr Smith?

    Blogpost by Gareth Hughes - July 14, 2009 at 11:03

    Went down to Hamilton tonight for the latest instalment of Nick Smith’s climate targets roadshow – the public’s chance to have its say on what NZ’s 2020 target should be.  But I’m feeling more and more this is simply a PR exercise than a genuine consu... Read more >


    Blogpost by Robbie - July 13, 2009 at 14:05 4 comments

    c09070921In which Greenpeace shuts down multiple coal fired power stations and makes a point on Mouth Rushmore.

    Five coal plants occupied in Italy, an impressive action at Mouth Rushmore in the USA, a life size ice berg in the Seine River in Paris and a coa... Read more >

  • Queenstown Consultation

    Blogpost by Vivienne Hadlow - July 13, 2009 at 11:47

    Last night we joined around 70 people from as far afield as Wanaka, Cromwell and Lumsden at the Queenstown climate change target consultation meeting. For many of those in attendance this was a rare opportunity; as Queenstown Lakes Mayor Clive Geddes ... Read more >

  • Target talks in Dunedin electric

    Blogpost by Gareth Hughes - July 10, 2009 at 12:02

    So Tonight, the Consultation Roadshow rolled into Dunedin. Famous for its Scottish heritage Dunedin was a fitting venue to mention Scotland’s recent ambitious target of 42% by 2020, adopted in its Parliament. Scotland, like New Zealand, is a small emi... Read more >

  • Kia orana/ Talofa lava

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - July 10, 2009 at 11:50

    This update fresh off the boat! Greenpeace New Zealand volunteer Chino is onboard Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Pacific, helping document the impacts of climate change in the region. Chino, of Cook Island and Samoan descent, is a deckhand and... Read more >

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