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Ban on shark finning important step but too slow for blue sharks says NZ Shark Alliance

Press release | January 9, 2014 at 13:43

Wellington - Environmental groups have welcomed new laws to ban shark finning in New Zealand waters but are disappointed it will be almost three years before they take full effect.

Arctic 30 New Zealanders Return Home

Press release | December 29, 2013 at 14:32

The two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home.

Court decision shows Government's drilling programme a farce says Greenpeace

Press release | December 19, 2013 at 20:24

Greenpeace says the outcome of a High Court decision reviewing the role of the government’s Environmental Protection Agency in regulating dangerous deep water drilling confirms that it is a ‘box ticking’ farce.

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 22:20

Amsterdam - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.”

Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 8:57

Amsterdam - A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) tonight, NZ time, could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30.

Oil Company’s Own Data Shows Oil Could Wash onto New Zealand Coasts

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 14:11

Oil could wash up on New Zealand shorelines if there was an accident at Anadarko’s drilling site off the west coast, according to the Texan company’s own data.

Backgrounder on Deepsea Oil High Court Case

Press release | December 6, 2013 at 10:26

The government’s decision to allow Texan oil company Anadarko to drill in New Zealand waters is scheduled to face a judicial review in the High Court on Monday 9 December at 10am.

Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing and control fleets

Press release | December 2, 2013 at 8:38

Suva - Greenpeace activists yesterday deployed a floating banner at a harbour in the Pacific, reading: “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!”

Anadarko’s Oil Plans Hit by High Court Challenge

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 10:25

Texan oil giant Anadarko’s plans to drill in New Zealand waters are set to be challenged in the High Court.

Kiwis flock to beaches to say no to deep sea oil

Press release | November 23, 2013 at 16:03

Thousands of Kiwis flocked to beaches around the country today to demonstrate their opposition to deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters.

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