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Shane Jones misses the point and sets Sealord spoof video to go viral

Press release | October 3, 2012 at 12:22

Auckland, 3 October 2012 – A Greenpeace spoof of a Sealord television ad is set to go viral following media publicity by Labour MP Shane Jones.

Prospective NZ deep sea oil operator charged with environmental crimes

Press release | September 26, 2012 at 16:48

26/9/12 Auckland: The Brazilian oil company that plans to drill in the deep waters off the East Cape of New Zealand has been accused of negligence by state prosecutors in Brazil.

Greenpeace statement re proposed changes to Emissions Trading Scheme

Press release | September 24, 2012 at 16:52

Auckland 24/9/12: Responding to the concerns raised by the Kyoto Forestry Association about the Government’s proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, Greenpeace Senior Climate...

Heatley does a Mitt Romney to ‘Middle New Zealand’

Press release | September 20, 2012 at 16:31

Auckland 20/9/12: Greenpeace today hit back at Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley for his slight on those New Zealanders concerned about the Government’s rushed expansion of the fossil fuels sector in New Zealand.

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent in recorded history

Press release | September 20, 2012 at 11:41

Auckland September 20 2012: Scientists from the US Government’s National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) overnight released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest recorded extent since satellite records began...

Hunt for oil suspended after Shell’s spill system fails; meanwhile record Arctic melt...

Press release | September 18, 2012 at 12:13

Auckland 18/09/2012: Shell Oil has announced overnight (NZ time) that a test of a special Arctic oil spill containment system has failed, and that the company was giving up on drilling for oil in the Arctic this northern summer.

Australia to ban super trawlers

Press release | September 11, 2012 at 16:21

Auckland, 11 September 2012 - Greenpeace congratulated the Australian Government today for showing the courage to prevent the Abel Tasman super trawler fishing in Australian waters.

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.

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