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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.

“Record shattering” NASA announcement indicates NZ faces extreme weather events

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 7:24

2015 is officially the hottest year on record according to NASA, news which the executive director of Greenpeace NZ calls “disturbing” for an island nation like New Zealand.

Greenpeace Reaction to Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | December 13, 2015 at 11:55

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

Groser Must Back Pacific Neighbours in Paris Talks

Press release | December 8, 2015 at 18:06

Minister Tim Groser must up his game at climate change negotiations in Paris, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman today, as Groser refused to publicly back moves to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

John Key chastised for “hypocritical” speech at launch of Paris climate conference

Press release | December 1, 2015 at 10:17

Climate groups around the world are outraged at a speech delivered by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this morning at the Paris climate change conference, where he called for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies despite doing the exact...

Government muzzles environmental watchdog to pave way for mining deals

Press release | November 11, 2015 at 18:32

A “dirty deal” between big business and the Government to sideline the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and strip it of some of its powers is being considered after the watchdog declined two seabed mining applications.

Let down as Mayor Len Brown backs deep sea oil drilling

Press release | October 29, 2015 at 13:48

Auckland, October 29: Auckland Mayor Len Brown made his position on deep sea oil drilling clear today as he voted against an amendment to oppose exploration for oil off Auckland’s west coast.

Groser Loses TPP High Court Secrecy Fight: Greenpeace Response

Press release | October 13, 2015 at 11:38

Responding to today’s High Court loss for Tim Groser and his TPP secrecy bid, Greenpeace chief policy advisor Nathan Argent said:

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Press release | October 6, 2015 at 10:42

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said:

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