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NZ taxpayers forced to fund dirty rivers, again.

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 12:35

New Zealand taxpayers are again being forced to prop up the Hurunui irrigation dams and will get dirty rivers and increasing rural debt in return, Greenpeace said today.

World’s biggest oil survey ship flouts safety law in NZ waters during 7.8 earthquake

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 12:11

Upon its arrival in New Zealand waters, the world’s largest seismic surveying ship turned off transmission from its mandatory AIS safety device, including throughout the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit early on Monday morning and...

Auckland Council passes historic vote to oppose deep sea oil drilling

Press release | November 10, 2016 at 13:32

Auckland Council has just voted to oppose the Government’s offshore oil agenda in New Zealand, for the first time ever.

Goff’s new Auckland Council takes first vote on oil drilling

Press release | November 10, 2016 at 8:17

A recent change in the balance of power at the Auckland Council could see a vote against the Government’s offshore oil plans succeed today, where it has previously narrowly failed.

New Zealand’s promise “dead in the water” as Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 12:01

Greenpeace New Zealand is calling for a summer of action to highlight what it’s calling the Government’s “sham plan” to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which came into force today.

Greenpeace teams up with scientists to search for Māui dolphin

Press release | November 2, 2016 at 12:19

Greenpeace New Zealand has teamed up with researchers at the University of Auckland in an effort to discover more about the critically endangered Māui dolphin, including where they go in winter.

Government urged to better protect Māui dolphin in wake of new population estimate

Press release | October 20, 2016 at 14:44

Greenpeace is calling on further protection for Māui dolphin after the latest population estimate shows the number of the critically endangered dolphin has potentially risen.

Greenpeace on PCE report into agricultural emissions

Press release | October 19, 2016 at 14:39

In response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report “Climate change and Agriculture: Understanding biological greenhouse gases”, Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner Genevieve Toop said:

Unprecedented lawsuit involving Statoil launched on eve of oil giant’s Northland exit

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 21:41

An unprecedented legal case has been filed against the Norwegian Government for allowing oil companies including state-owned Statoil to drill for new oil in the Arctic.

New Regional Council must drop Supreme Court dam bid

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 15:37

Greenpeace is calling on the new Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to abandon its fight to the Supreme Court over conservation land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam.

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