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Nestle NZ defer to Australia to defend their use of GE ingredients in food

Press release | March 30, 2000 at 0:00

In response to Greenpeace’s invitation to Nestle New Zealand – to make a commitment to remove genetically engineered ingredients from their food products - Nestle has refused to offer to New Zealand consumers what Nestle consumers currently enjoy...

Three Greenpeace activists arrested for preventing GE food distribution

Press release | March 30, 2000 at 0:00

Police forcibly removed and arrested three Greenpeace activists who chained themselves to the gates of the Nestle Distribution Centre in Wiri, South Auckland at 6am this morning. They have been charged with trespass and will appear in Otahuhu...

Greenpeace frees abandoned pirate fish catch

Press release | March 21, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace has discovered five kilometres of abandoned pirate fishing line bearing fish so valuable they are known as ‘white gold’ in illegal fishing circles. Crew, including five New Zealanders, on board the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise...

New Zealander arrested while protesting against BP Amoco climate destruction in the...

Press release | March 13, 2000 at 0:00

The confrontation between Greenpeace and multinational oil giant BP Amoco escalated over the weekend near the site of the company’s controversial Northstar offshore oil site on the frozen Arctic Ocean. Three Greenpeace activists, including New...

Writing on the wall for fossil fuels: Shale oil project may never be built

Press release | March 9, 2000 at 0:00

Suncor Energy’s President Rick George stated last night that the Stuart Shale Oil Project next to the Great Barrier Reef may never be completed (1).

Greenpeace camps on polar ice to protest bp Amoco's Northstar project

Press release | February 29, 2000 at 0:00

Eight Greenpeace protesters, including two New Zealanders (1), parachuted and snowmobiled their way onto the frozen Arctic Ocean to monitor and protest the construction of BP Amoco’s Northstar project. Using a DC-3 cargo plane to fly supplies out...

Small step on climate change – but big challenges still loom

Press release | February 23, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today congratulated the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Helen Clark on her statement that she wanted the Kyoto Protocol ratified this year, but warns that huge challenges remain if dangerous climate change is to be averted.(1)

Fine words, where is the action?

Press release | February 15, 2000 at 0:00

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs’ announcement this morning, that the Government will work towards ratifying the Kyoto Protocol [1], lacked the substance of any real time commitment, Greenpeace said today.

UK and US shareholders force vote on BP Amoco Arctic plans

Press release | January 28, 2000 at 0:00

A hundred shareholders holding over 120,000 shares forced BP Amoco’s Arctic exploration plans onto the company’s annual general meeting agenda by submitting (on 26 January 2000 – UK time) a formal resolution opposing BP’s controversial...

Greenpeace - commercial whaling could return

Press release | January 26, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace Warns That Commercial Whaling Could Return In New Millennium Auckland/ MV Arctic Sunrise, Australia, 25 January 2000: - As the Greenpeace vessel, the MV Arctic Sunrise, arrived in Australia today after over a month on the high seas...

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