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Blooming dangerous in Canterbury

Press release | February 8, 2017 at 14:07

Tired of being told your dogs might die if you take them down to the river? Greenpeace is warning there’ll be lots more toxic algal blooms afflicting South Canterbury rivers if a controversial irrigation scheme to expand dairying goes ahead.

Battle over solar tax heats up as full hearing announced

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 8:46

An extra charge for solar users, deemed a “tax on solar”, will soon be challenged in a full hearing after an independent authority agreed it needed to be “fully tested”.

Greenpeace on Auckland sewage overflows

Press release | January 23, 2017 at 13:13

Greenpeace shares people's concerns about human sewage on Auckland's beaches, just as we care about cow sewage in New Zealand's rivers.

New oil exploration for NZ as 2016 officially declared hottest on record

Press release | January 19, 2017 at 11:35

As 2016 is officially declared the hottest year ever recorded, the world’s largest seismic ship is searching for deep sea oil off New Zealand’s East Coast.

Irrigation attack - Greenpeace says public frustration about dirty rivers spilling over

Press release | January 18, 2017 at 13:31

Greenpeace says a $40,000 attack on a farmer’s irrigation machinery could be a sign of overwhelming public frustration about polluted rivers.

HSBC exposed as the banker behind Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

Press release | January 17, 2017 at 13:17

Greenpeace International exposed in a new report today how HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. [1]

Greenpeace inflatables intercept world’s biggest seismic oil ship, 50 miles out to sea

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 15:35

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa.


Greenpeace NZ boats tailing world’s biggest seismic blasting ship

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 10:20

Greenpeace New Zealand is on the tail of the biggest seismic surveying ship in the world as it blasts the sea floor in a search for deep sea oil, about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Wairarapa.

Greenpeace warns more algal blooms to come with planned Hurunui irrigation dams

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 15:53

Greenpeace warns that the toxic algal bloom and public health warning currently present on the Hurunui River will only become more frequent if the Hurunui Irrigation dams go ahead.


Greenpeace calls on the Dairy Industry to come clean about its plans for expansion

Press release | January 10, 2017 at 17:30

Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers.

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