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Shell quits Arctic drilling

Press release | September 28, 2015 at 23:04

Shell announced today that it is retreating from its failed Arctic drilling programme (1).

Key told not to attend Paris and to pull NZ delegation

Press release | September 25, 2015 at 8:28

A coalition of environmental organisations (1), is calling for John Key not to attend the upcoming Paris climate summit, and to pull Tim Groser and the entire New Zealand delegation from the two weeks of talks.

Taiwan Government rewards illegal shark fin operation with license to fish in Pacific

Press release | September 11, 2015 at 15:57

Taipei, 11 September 2015 – The Government of Taiwan has acquired a retrospective fishing license for a boat Greenpeace busted illegally fishing in the Pacific Ocean with hundreds of shark fins on board.

Russel Norman to Lead Greenpeace New Zealand

Press release | September 11, 2015 at 10:00

Russel Norman, one of the country’s most high-profile politicians, will leave Parliament later this year and take the reins as executive director of Greenpeace New Zealand.

Greenpeace ship busts illegal tuna fishing operation on the Pacific high seas

Press release | September 10, 2015 at 16:00

The Rainbow Warrior is at the scene of a serious pirate fishing operation taking place on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean.

Statoil caught breaking own rules to woo iwi

Press release | August 27, 2015 at 8:34

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has been snapped during a visit to New Zealand, trying to win over individual iwi leaders rather than engaging collectively in line with its own protocols.

Greenpeace Response to Otahuhu Gas Power Station Closure

Press release | August 17, 2015 at 10:30

Responding to Contact Energy’s announcement this morning that Otahuhu gas power station will close next month due to the growth of renewable energy, Simon Boxer, Greenpeace New Zealand’s senior energy campaigner, said:

Greenpeace Parliament Climbers Convicted of Trespass

Press release | August 14, 2015 at 10:51

Four Greenpeace campaigners who scaled Parliament House with a delivery of eight solar panels were today convicted of trespass.

No Surprise at the Demise of the Not So Solid Energy

Press release | August 13, 2015 at 12:14

The government has been ‘nothing short of negligent’ as hundreds of jobs look likely to be lost as a result of today’s announcement that state-owned miner Solid Energy will be put into administration, Greenpeace have said.

Kiwi businesses beat government in race to get rid of coal

Press release | August 6, 2015 at 11:57

The announcement by Genesis Energy that it will close its last two coal-burning electricity generators at Huntly Power Station serves to further expose the Key Government’s inability to act on climate change.

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