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Greenpeace vessel rammed by illegal whalers

Press release | December 22, 1999 at 0:00

Late last night the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin - maru rammed the Greenpeace ship MV Arctic Sunrise while making an illegal overtaking manoeuvre in the remote Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

Activist jumps into freezing Antarctic waters to disrupt illegal whaling

Press release | December 21, 1999 at 0:00

Last night a Greenpeace activist jumped from an inflatable boat into the icy waters of the Antarctic today in a bid to stop the transfer of a harpooned Minke whale from a Japanese catcher ship to the fleets’ factory ship for butchering.

Activists block illegal whale hunt in Antarctica, Southern Ocean

Press release | December 20, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today used inflatable boats to interfere with a Japanese whaling fleet illegally hunting for Minke whales inside the internationally recognised whale sanctuary that surrounds Antarctica.

National Government - Fossil of the Decade Award

Press release | November 24, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace today presented Mrs Shipley with the Fossil of the Decade Award at Manurewa shopping centre in Auckland.

Time to decide – one way street to genetic pollution?

Press release | November 23, 1999 at 0:00

Environment and health groups joined forces today with the organic agriculture industry, to alert the electorate to the implications of the approaching General Election for our agriculture and food industry. Representatives of the groups are...

Environment policy statement on climate change shows the government doesn’t keep its...

Press release | November 19, 1999 at 0:00

The government’s environment policy statement today on climate change is just more hot air. Only yesterday the government announced it would delay a decision on climate change policy, yet today Mrs Shipley stated that climate change is the...

Government’s failure to lead – cop out on climate change

Press release | November 18, 1999 at 0:00

The government has once again failed to take any action on climate change, by announcing today it would delay a decision on climate change policy. This leaves a policy vacuum for the next government.

Japanese whalers depart for Antarctica on illegal hunt

Press release | November 9, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace today condemned the Japanese Government for allowing the resumption of whaling operations in the southern ocean whale sanctuary around Antarctica. Japan's whaling fleet, which comprises the whaling factory ship Nishin Maru, three...

New Report: Pirate fishers kill thousands of endangered seabirds in Southern Ocean

Press release | November 4, 1999 at 0:00

Pirate fishers continue to kill at least 60,000 seabirds a year in the Southern Ocean, a new report has confirmed. Greenpeace said the latest information, presented at an international meeting in Hobart on marine protection for Antarctica´s...

New Report: Pirate fishers kill thousands of endangered seabirds in Southern Ocean

Press release | November 4, 1999 at 0:00

Pirate fishers continue to kill at least 60,000 seabirds a year in the Southern Ocean, a new report has confirmed. Greenpeace said the latest information, presented at an international meeting in Hobart on marine protection for Antarctica’s...

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