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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.

John Key Should Resign as Tourism Minister: Greenpeace

Press release | March 14, 2016 at 10:31

Key’s continued backing for intensive dairy irrigation schemes, which will increase pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams, means he is unfit for the tourism job, claims Greenpeace.

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears: Greenpeace Response

Press release | March 7, 2016 at 10:04

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the country’s biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Open Letter to Genesis Energy CEO

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 11:26

This morning Russel Norman, Greenpeace’s executive director, has demanded that ‘Genesis Energy must close Huntly’s coal-fired generators by 2018.’

Government’s failing oil agenda hits hurdle as all NZ exploration plans are trashed

Press release | February 15, 2016 at 11:09

As of last month, there was not a single petroleum company searching for oil in New Zealand using exploratory drilling.

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ an absolute disgrace

Press release | January 25, 2016 at 13:01

The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealand’s last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an “absolute disgrace”, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman.

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