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New Zealand Energy Sector Could Power Multi-Billion Dollar Economic Boost and Create...

Press release | February 11, 2013 at 6:53

New Zealand’s energy sector could give the economy a multi-billion dollar boost and create tens of thousands of new jobs, according to a report released today.

Star Lawless Slams Oil Giant Shell Outside Court

Press release | February 7, 2013 at 12:02

“We are proud to have taken part in our attempt to stop Shell’s reckless plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic." - Lucy Lawless

Rainbow Warrior in Deep Sea Oil Drilling Zone Off Canterbury

Press release | January 29, 2013 at 17:26

Tuesday 29 January 2013: The Rainbow Warrior is heading to the Auckland Islands which is home to critically endangered sea lions, yellow eyed penguins and Gibson’s albatross. The islands and surrounding marine reserve are listed as a World...

Rainbow Warrior crew celebrate Petrobras exit with Te Whanau a Apanui

Press release | January 16, 2013 at 17:41

Whangaparaoa, Wednesday 16 January 2013: Today as the new Rainbow Warrior anchored off Whangaparaoa Bay near East Cape, Greenpeace crew came ashore where they were warmly greeted by Te Whanau a Apanui. It is the first time both groups have met to...

Government’s deep sea oil programme puts Kaikoura in spill zone

Press release | December 11, 2012 at 12:13

Auckland, 11 December, 2012 – The Government should drop its deep sea oil programme as a failed economic strategy following low interest in its permits to drill in deep water around New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Tuna plunder to continue as governments fail to clamp down on overfishing – Greenpeace

Press release | December 10, 2012 at 14:19

Auckland, 8 December 2012 - Governments charged with protecting fish stocks in the Pacific are allowing the continued plunder of the region's declining bigeye tuna stocks while also putting yellowfin, skipjack and albacore tuna at risk of...

John West cans destructive fishing, Sealord urged to do the same

Press release | December 4, 2012 at 15:23

Auckland, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace says Sealord must follow its competitor, Australian brand John West, which has just announced it will stop using destructive tuna fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles.

Petrobras announces it ain’t lovin’ it in New Zealand

Press release | December 4, 2012 at 13:26

Auckland, 4 December 2012 - Today’s announcement that Petrobras has pulled out of its deep sea oil drilling plans for New Zealand is a victory for Kiwis opposed to risky deep sea drilling, says Greenpeace.

Sentencing adjourned for Lucy Lawless and activists

Press release | November 20, 2012 at 15:27

Auckland, 20 November, 2012 – Thursday’s sentencing of Lucy Lawless and seven other activists, arrested following the occupation of the Shell-chartered drillship the Noble Discoverer in New Plymouth in February, has been adjourned again.

Electronics companies still to eliminate dirty energy from supply chain - Greenpeace

Press release | November 20, 2012 at 9:00

Auckland, 20 November 2012 - Global electronic companies must do more to end the use of climate changing dirty energy in their manufacturing and supply chains, according to a report released today by Greenpeace International.

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