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Shell starts Arctic drilling as ice levels plummet

Press release | September 10, 2012 at 9:39

Auckland 10/9/2012: The Shell-chartered drillship the Noble Discoverer – which actor Lucy Lawless and six other activists occupied for four days in New Plymouth in February - has begun drilling in the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska,...

NZ snubs US conservation proposal for Last Ocean

Press release | September 6, 2012 at 16:28

Auckland, 6 September 2012 – The New Zealand Government has rejected a joint proposal with the US to protect Antarctica’s Ross Sea, sources have revealed to the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, which includes Greenpeace.

Greenpeace New Zealand charity status appeal for the public good

Press release | September 3, 2012 at 13:06

Auckland, 3 September 2012 - Greenpeace New Zealand says it is appealing the Charities Commission ruling declining it charity status as a matter of principle.

Shameful Kiwi connection to Aussie-bound deathship

Press release | August 30, 2012 at 12:28

Auckland, 30 August 2012 - Greenpeace activists blocking the world’s second largest factory fishing trawler, the FV Margiris, from arriving in Australia this morning have revealed that two New Zealanders have a controlling interest in the ship.

EEZ law favours big polluters over NZ public

Press release | August 28, 2012 at 15:28

Auckland, 28 August 2012 - The Government’s new Exclusive Economic Zone legislation favours the country’s biggest polluters at the cost of ordinary New Zealanders, says Greenpeace.

Arctic melt record will speed up global energy revolution

Press release | August 27, 2012 at 13:51

Auckland, 27 August 2012 - The record melt of Arctic sea ice signals the urgency to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, says Greenpeace.

Government killing clean safe energy growth

Press release | August 24, 2012 at 16:11

Auckland, 24 August 2012 – Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid responds to the first reading to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading (ETS)and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The Bill will amend the Emissions...

Greenpeace calls for action to rescue Pacific tuna and marine life

Press release | August 8, 2012 at 12:44

Busan, 8 August 2012 – Greenpeace says immediate action needs to be taken to halt the decline of tuna stocks in the Pacific.

Guidelines fail to protect marine life from seismic oil exploration

Press release | August 1, 2012 at 18:32

Auckland, 1 August 2012 – New Government guidelines for seismic oil exploration will fail to protect New Zealand marine life, says Greenpeace.

Risky summer drilling programme canned; Government must change economic agenda

Press release | August 1, 2012 at 16:48

Auckland 1/8/12: Greenpeace is hailing the news of the cancellation of an exploratory deep sea drilling operation - set for this summer - as the clearest sign yet that the Government must give up its single-minded fossil fuels agenda, in favour...

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