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Investment company requests urgent access to ratepayers’ $80m for controversial dam

Press release | July 8, 2016 at 6:28

An investment company is demanding the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council hand over $80 million of ratepayer money for a controversial and polluting dam, prior to formal checks and balances being completed.

Environment Commissioner sends ‘please explain’ note to Government

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 12:44

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has sent a ‘please explain’ note to the Government over its woeful record on climate change, rivers and oceans.

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against controversial $1b dam plan

Press release | June 22, 2016 at 10:17

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers.

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax” with launch of hot desk

Press release | June 21, 2016 at 9:33

Greenpeace NZ has pooled together its renewable energy and legal experts to create a solar hot desk service that will assist people stung by New Zealand’s first-ever charge for using solar.

Greenpeace joins Amazon People in community-led battle to save their land

Press release | June 16, 2016 at 11:25

Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Councillor’s conflict of interest over controversial $1b dam exposed

Press release | June 10, 2016 at 9:52

It’s been revealed that a Hawke’s Bay Regional councillor could stand to make money if the Council approves a controversial and polluting dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion.

Minister confirms Greenpeace allegations of fishing industry policing itself

Press release | May 30, 2016 at 12:52

Auckland, 30 May 2016 - Minister for MPI, Nathan Guy, has confirmed this morning that the fishing industry is indeed responsible for reviewing video surveillance from its own trawlers and reporting suspicious behaviour to the regulator, MPI.

Fisheries companies win contract to monitor themselves

Press release | May 29, 2016 at 12:21

Auckland, 29 May 2016 - Greenpeace today revealed that the seafood company Sanford, and several other large New Zealand fishing companies, own the entity to which MPI recently awarded a contract to install cameras and to electronically monitor...

Activists at sea paint lights out on Thai Union’s destructive seafood supply chain

Press release | May 26, 2016 at 7:40

Indian Ocean, 25 May 2016 – Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza chased a controversial vessel at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain from its moorings today, in the latest in a series of global protests against the tuna giant’s...

Government must end industrial dairying subsidies in light of damning greenhouse gas...

Press release | May 21, 2016 at 10:27

Auckland, 21 May 2016: The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand's emissions are at their highest level since 1990 and have increased 23% in 24 years.

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