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Greenpeace activists occupy Government climate ship caught searching for oil

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 9:27

Five Greenpeace activists stormed on-board a New Zealand Government ship in Wellington this morning and are now locked to it, after discovering it has been searching for oil.

Tens of Thousands of Homes Face Climate Flooding Disaster: Greenpeace Response

Press release | November 19, 2015 at 13:00

Responding to today’s report showing an anticipated increase in sea levels could force tens of thousands of New Zealand families out of their homes and cost tens of billions of dollars, Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman said:

Government muzzles environmental watchdog to pave way for mining deals

Press release | November 11, 2015 at 18:32

A “dirty deal” between big business and the Government to sideline the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and strip it of some of its powers is being considered after the watchdog declined two seabed mining applications.

Is Fonterra fuelling Indonesia’s rainforest fires?

Press release | November 9, 2015 at 11:12

Greenpeace is challenging New Zealand’s biggest company, Fonterra, to prove that its massive use of palm products is not fuelling the enormous fires raging across Indonesia.

Let down as Mayor Len Brown backs deep sea oil drilling

Press release | October 29, 2015 at 13:48

Auckland, October 29: Auckland Mayor Len Brown made his position on deep sea oil drilling clear today as he voted against an amendment to oppose exploration for oil off Auckland’s west coast.

Mayor Brown indicates opposition to oil exploration in wake of 15,000-strong campaign

Press release | October 27, 2015 at 13:37

Tuesday, October 27 – Following a staunch anti-drilling stance by other city councils, thousands of Aucklanders have sent a strong message to Mayor Len Brown and his councillors, urging they oppose surveying for oil off Auckland’s coast.

Groser Loses TPP High Court Secrecy Fight: Greenpeace Response

Press release | October 13, 2015 at 11:38

Responding to today’s High Court loss for Tim Groser and his TPP secrecy bid, Greenpeace chief policy advisor Nathan Argent 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:

Greenpeace activists convicted over Parliament climate action protest

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 12:55

Auckland, Thursday 1 October - The four Greenpeace activists who climbed the roof of Parliament to expose John Key’s failure on climate change have been convicted of wilful trespass with an order for reparations of $750 per activist in the...

Shell quits Southern drilling plans - wheels coming of government programme

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 10:54

Reacting to the news today that Shell will once again be delaying their plans to drill in the Great South Basin, Greenpeace New Zealand’s climate and energy campaigner Steve Abel said:

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