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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.

Organised crime scandal shows NZ’s climate policy is a “total bloody waste of time”

Press release | April 18, 2016 at 11:53

On the back of a report released this morning that shows the NZ Government has allowed businesses to buy fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and Ukraine, Greenpeace New Zealand has called for the linchpin of New Zealand’s climate policy to be...

Taiwan’s fisheries plagued by human rights abuses and shark finning - Greenpeace...

Press release | April 14, 2016 at 15:35

A year-long Greenpeace East Asia investigation into Taiwan’s distant water tuna fisheries has exposed Illegal shark finning, labour and human rights abuses, as well as Taiwan’s failure to adequately address issues such as murder and drug...

Huntly must close in wake of world’s largest coal company filing for bankruptcy

Press release | April 14, 2016 at 14:24

The pressure is mounting for New Zealand’s last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the world’s largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy.

New International Executive Directors take the helm at Greenpeace

Press release | April 5, 2016 at 13:28

Amsterdam, 4 April 2016 - Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan have officially taken up their new roles today, sharing leadership of the global environmental organisation.

Tax on solar and batteries shocks industry, green and consumer groups

Press release | April 1, 2016 at 10:49

A group of organisations today expressed shock at the fact that a New Zealand energy company is introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries from today, April 1.

Whiskas Clearly Unable to Deny Cat Food Linked to Slavery

Press release | March 24, 2016 at 11:35

The owner of international pet food giant Whiskas have admitted that questions over their links to modern-day slavery are ‘very worrying’.

Oil Block Offer a ‘Desperate, Last-Ditch Bid by the Government to Try and Save...

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 10:08

Responding to today’s oil block offer announcement by Simon Bridges, Greenpeace’s senior climate campaigner Simon Boxer said:

Hundreds descend on Central Auckland to blockade NZ’s largest oil event

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 7:33

More than 200 people are descending on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference at dawn this morning and blocking its entrances as part of a Greenpeace-organised demonstration of peaceful civil disobedience.

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