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Advanta moves seed production to New Zealand to maintain GE purity

Press release | June 2, 2000 at 0:00

Advanta, the company at the centre of the current storm over GE crop contamination in Europe, has moved some of their seed production facilities to New Zealand, so as to maintain GE purity, Greenpeace revealed today.

Greenpeace highlights killer chemicals in toxics-map website

Press release | June 1, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace's updated and revamped toxics map is up and running. Hot on the heels of the New Zealand Government signing the Stockholm Convention, an international treaty which aims to eliminate deadly dioxins, Greenpeace has launched its...

Time to build a renewable energy revolution

Press release | May 25, 2000 at 0:00

New Zealand has the potential to meet its energy needs from wind power, but is so far failing to meet this opportunity, Greenpeace stated today at the New Zealand Wind Energy Association conference in Wellington. At the conference, Greenpeace...

New Zealand plans to sign Biosafety Protocol today : Advanta moves seed production to...

Press release | May 24, 2000 at 0:00

As at least the first fifty countries are expected to sign a Protocol on Biosafety (1) in Nairobi today, including the New Zealand delegation, Greenpeace International is calling for a trade ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), at least...

New Zealand leading climate down the forest path

Press release | May 9, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace slammed the government today for its "double speak" on climate change issues. The government yesterday announced a timetable for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and proclaimed that it would take a leadership role in matters of...

Small step in the right direction on climate change

Press release | May 8, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomes the government’s announcement today of a timetable to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. However Greenpeace is critical of the long delay prior to the proposed date for ratification.

Rainbow Warrior pays tribute

Press release | May 6, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace crew, local Maori, and volunteers threw flowers and blessed the site of the Rainbow Warrior wreck as Greenpeace paid tribute this afternoon.

Greenpeace still waiting on Nestle

Press release | April 20, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace is still waiting on Nestle to make a commitment to remove genetically engineered (GE) ingredients from their products, after Nestle refused to join Greenpeace at an organic breakfast outside Nestle’s Headquarters in Auckland this morning.

Voluntary Moratorium on GE - a poor start to the Royal Commission

Press release | April 17, 2000 at 0:00

A voluntary moratorium on genetically engineered field trials is a poor start for the Royal Commission, and calls into question the integrity of the process, Greenpeace stated today. Environment Minister Marian Hobbs today gave the long awaited...

Whales given respite: Attempts to resume trade blocked at first hurdle

Press release | April 17, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today congratulated countries which rejected four proposals by Japan and Norway to revive commercial whaling at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya

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