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Greenpeace Response to MPI’s Multi-Million Dollar Hand-Out for Irrigation Scheme

Press release | May 18, 2016 at 14:31

Responding to news today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will hand over millions of dollars to a controversial Canterbury industrial irrigation scheme, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Explosive fisheries research paper reveals more than twice as much fish taken as reported

Press release | May 16, 2016 at 9:25

Greenpeace is calling for an independent investigation of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in light of an explosive academic report released today, which finds that the quantity of fish caught in New Zealand is more than twice what is...

Overfishing denier fails to disclose millions in seafood industry cash for research

Press release | May 14, 2016 at 9:58

Documents obtained by Greenpeace USA through two Public Records Act requests reveal that University of Washington fisheries biologist Ray Hilborn has received at least $3.56 million from 69 fishing, seafood and other industry groups. Hilborn, an...

Greenpeace demands investigation into Maui's dolphin death ‘cover-up’

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 11:04

Greenpeace is today calling for an immediate independent investigation into the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), following extremely serious allegations that the government department covered up the death of a Māui dolphin.

Six Tonnes of Dairy Sewage Used to Blockade Capital City ACC Office

Press release | May 4, 2016 at 7:14

Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade ACC’s multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington.

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016” following revelations it will keep...

Press release | April 28, 2016 at 10:40

This morning it’s been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealand’s last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018.

Doomed Ruataniwha Scheme Should be Ditched by Council Tomorrow

Press release | April 26, 2016 at 11:25

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme looks doomed, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council should ditch it at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting, says Greenpeace today.

NZ’s climate plan slammed as “a sham” as Paula Bennett prepares to sign Paris agreement

Press release | April 22, 2016 at 10:32

Questions about the National Government’s fitness to lead on climate issues are being raised as Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of New Zealand tomorrow.

Greenpeace Ship Targets Thai Union’s Destructive Fishing in Indian Ocean

Press release | April 20, 2016 at 12:52

Over the coming weeks, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza will remove destructive fishing gear including fish aggregating devices (FADs) belonging to Thai Union’s suppliers in the Indian Ocean. FADs attract tuna, along with a host of marine life...

New Zealanders will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater,...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:52

Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change.

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