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Government oil programme in death throes as oil giant Shell looks to bail out of NZ

Press release | August 23, 2016 at 15:43

The revelation that Shell has advised its investment bank to offload its $1 billion New Zealand portfolio is another big nail in the coffin of the Government’s petroleum agenda, according to Greenpeace New Zealand.

Gastro outbreak shows Ruataniwha must be scrapped

Press release | August 22, 2016 at 9:22

Greenpeace is calling for the Ruataniwha dam project in Hawke’s Bay to be scrapped in light of the latest lead on the gastro outbreak.

National’s “climate denialist” policies will undermine Paris Agreement

Press release | August 17, 2016 at 14:17

New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless the Government abandons its “climate denialist” policies, says Greenpeace.

Genesis Energy’s link to organised crime scandal "highly disturbing" says Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 15:09

Genesis Energy has been named as one of a dozen New Zealand companies that bought large numbers of fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and the Ukraine, it has been revealed.

Greenpeace welcomes first step from Fonterra on palm kernel

Press release | August 12, 2016 at 12:37

Fonterra’s announcement that it will clean up its use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) is a good first step, but the dairy giant must move towards a full phase out as soon as possible, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace welcomes Landcorp’s landmark palm kernel ban

Press release | August 8, 2016 at 10:07

A major move by Landcorp to rid New Zealand farms of rainforest-destroying palm kernel has been welcomed by Greenpeace.

Govt plan for Hawke’s Bay glosses over dam risks

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 11:33

A regional growth plan announced by the Government in the Hawke’s Bay today ignores the environmental fallout of the Ruataniwha Dam and the fact taxpayers will be burdened with the cost of building it, says Greenpeace.

NZ Government must move fast to ban killer microbeads

Press release | July 21, 2016 at 13:41

Environment Minister Nick Smith is set to hold a meeting to discuss options for banning noxious microbeads from personal care products in New Zealand.

US ship decision a victory for people power

Press release | July 21, 2016 at 10:25

The US Government’s decision to send a warship to New Zealand is a huge victory for people power, Greenpeace said today.

New Zealand “must act fast” in wake of record-smashing new temperature data

Press release | July 20, 2016 at 12:07

In the wake of today’s revelation by one the world’s foremost climate institutes that the planet has just experienced the hottest six months on record, the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on the NZ Government to act urgently.

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