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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.

Greenpeace Response to MPI’s Multi-Million Dollar Hand-Out for Irrigation Scheme

Press release | May 18, 2016 at 14:31

Responding to news today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will hand over millions of dollars to a controversial Canterbury industrial irrigation scheme, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Six Tonnes of Dairy Sewage Used to Blockade Capital City ACC Office

Press release | May 4, 2016 at 7:14

Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade ACC’s multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington.

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016” following revelations it will keep...

Press release | April 28, 2016 at 10:40

This morning it’s been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealand’s last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018.

Doomed Ruataniwha Scheme Should be Ditched by Council Tomorrow

Press release | April 26, 2016 at 11:25

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme looks doomed, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council should ditch it at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting, says Greenpeace today.

Kiwis will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater, report reveals

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:52

Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change.

Organised crime scandal shows NZ’s climate policy is a “total bloody waste of time”

Press release | April 18, 2016 at 11:53

On the back of a report released this morning that shows the NZ Government has allowed businesses to buy fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and Ukraine, Greenpeace New Zealand has called for the linchpin of New Zealand’s climate policy to be...

John Key Should Resign as Tourism Minister: Greenpeace

Press release | March 14, 2016 at 10:31

Key’s continued backing for intensive dairy irrigation schemes, which will increase pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams, means he is unfit for the tourism job, claims Greenpeace.

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears: Greenpeace Response

Press release | March 7, 2016 at 10:04

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the country’s biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Press release | October 6, 2015 at 10:42

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said:

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