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Introducing the Elimate Dioxins Drive

Press release | October 4, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today launched its Eliminate Dioxin Drive which will highlight the extent of dangerous dioxin pollution around New Zealand, and call on the government to eliminate dioxins.

New Zealanders urged to join international day of action against Japanese...

Press release | August 30, 2000 at 0:00

Today 19 Greenpeace offices around the world are sending a clear message to Japan condemning its expanded 'scientific' whale hunt in the North Pacific. In New Zealand, Greenpeace has designed a ‘cyberaction’, for the general public to take action...

Toxic pollution dump in central Auckland

Press release | August 22, 2000 at 0:00

Leaking drums which apparently contained highly toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were discovered at an inner city Auckland site over the weekend.

Uncle Franken-sam wants YOU to eat his GE food

Press release | August 15, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today sent a clear message to Carol Mosley-Braun, the American Ambassador to New Zealand and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) officials, that Kiwis do not want to eat genetically engineered food. The message was delivered by...

Novartis Bows to Consumer Pressure and Stops Producing Genetically Engineered Food

Press release | August 4, 2000 at 0:00

Novartis, one of the world’s leading producers of genetically engineered seeds, has informed Greenpeace that it will no longer use genetically engineered ingredients (GE) in its food products worldwide. Novartis is the first multinational company...

Japan disregards Blair and Clinton and starts new whale hunt in North Pacific

Press release | July 29, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today condemned Japan’s decision to expand its ‘scientific’ whaling and to kill three protected whale species in the North Pacific, despite opposition from the global community, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and personal...

Dominica held ransom by Japan over IWC whale sanctuary vote: Environment Minister resigns

Press release | July 6, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace confirmed today that the Dominican government was "held ransom" by Japan over its vote on the failed South Pacific Whale Sanctuary proposal at International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting this week in Adelaide, Australia.

Desperate Japanese politics delays the inevitable, says Greenpeace

Press release | July 4, 2000 at 0:00

The failure of a proposal from the New Zealand and Australian Governments for a South Pacific Whale Sanctuary was a short-term victory for desperate Japanese politics but did not spell the end for the proposal, Greenpeace said today.

Let's get on with business, says Greenpeace

Press release | July 3, 2000 at 0:00

The Japanese Government's latest bid to exclude Greenpeace from the 52nd meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has been overwhelming quashed at today's IWC meeting in Adelaide. Only Norway, Japan and Carribean nations supported...

104,223 Kiwis say YES to Global Whale Sanctuary

Press release | June 26, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace will today present the Hon. Sandra Lee, Minister of Conservation a petition containing 104,223 signatures calling for the establishment of a Global Whale Sanctuary.

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