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New Zealander arrested in icy action

Press release | April 11, 2000 at 0:00

New Zealander, Tanya Popp of Coromandel, has been arrested while attempting to protect the sensitive and fragile Arctic environment from climate change.

Greenpeace calls on Japan and Norway to withdraw proposals to overturn trade ban on...

Press release | April 9, 2000 at 0:00

As the Japanese whaling fleet offloaded its cargo of 439 minke whales hunted illegally in the protected Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Greenpeace called on Japan and Norway to withdraw their proposals to resume an international trade in whales.

Greenpeace reveals new pirate landing

Press release | April 6, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace exposed a well-known illegal fishing vessel, the Belize-flagged Rita, landing its catch of 90 tonnes of toothfish in Port Louis, Mauritius late last night (NZ time). Greenpeace has called on the Mauritian authorities to take immediate...

Mauritius: time to close port to toothfish pirates – says Greenpeace

Press release | April 5, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace has called on Mauritius to close its port to pirate fishing vessels. The Greenpeace vessel MV Arctic Sunrise is currently in Port Louis, Mauritius, the primary port used by the pirate vessels to land illegally caught toothfish from the...

Greenpeace exposes GE contamination of Nestle food in New Zealand

Press release | March 30, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today have halted distribution of Nestle products at Nestle’s South Auckland distribution centre. The action aims to prevent food potentially contaminated with GE ingredients from being distributed.

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).

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