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Genetic Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture

Hub | January 24, 2007 at 4:31

How harmful is Genetic Engineering? Is relying on toxic chemicals the only way forward? Can 'business as usual' in agriculture provide food for the future? Greenpeace is working on all this and more.

The Solution

Hub | August 6, 2010 at 11:46

Genetic Engineering. Corporate control of people's food. Over reliance on pesticides and herbicides are not the solutions. So what is? Ecological Farming. It's safe. It's do-able. And it's happening now. Help us support farming for the future.

Genetic Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture

Hub | September 14, 2016 at 12:59

How harmful is Genetic Engineering? Is relying on toxic chemicals the only way forward? Can 'business as usual' in agriculture provide food for the future? Greenpeace is working on all this and more.

The Problem

Hub | August 6, 2010 at 11:42

How harmful is Genetic Engineering? Is relying on toxic chemicals the only way forward? Can 'business as usual' in agriculture provide food for the future? Greenpeace is working on all this and more.

Who's paying the price?

Hub | October 12, 2008 at 22:30

Even when it is brought into the ETS, the sector will be subsidised by the taxpayer to the tune of 90 per cent of its emissions (due to the amount of free permit allocations given to it by the government).

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.

Food and Farming in NZ

Hub | September 14, 2016 at 12:45

The industrial farming model is a failed experiment. Change is needed if New Zealand farming and farmers are to prosper again. We need to make New Zealand farming something we can be proud of again.

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.

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.

Councillor’s conflict of interest over controversial $1b dam exposed

Press release | June 10, 2016 at 9:52

It’s been revealed that a Hawke’s Bay Regional councillor could stand to make money if the Council approves a controversial and polluting dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion.

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against controversial $1b dam plan

Press release | June 22, 2016 at 10:17

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers.

Thousands of NZ'ers call on Hawke's Bay Regional Council to scrap dam

Press release | August 24, 2016 at 8:32

New Zealanders in their thousands are calling on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam, in the wake of the gastro outbreak.

Hawke’s Bay water management issues show Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped

Press release | August 26, 2016 at 12:57

The shambles that is water management in Hawke’s Bay is another reason the Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped, says Greenpeace.

Ruataniwha Dam plan dead in the dirty water?

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 14:07

In response to the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favour of Forest and Bird over the DOC land swap for the Ruataniwha Dam (1) Greenpeace Agriculture Spokesperson Genevieve Toop said:

Russel Norman to ACC: don't invest in Ruataniwha Dam

Press release | September 8, 2016 at 8:50

Greenpeace NZ Executive Director Russel Norman has written to ACC Investment Manager Nicholas Bagnall, warning him against investing in the controversial Ruataniwha Dam.

BREAKING: Greenpeace uplifts Ruataniwha dam site office – returns to sender

Press release | September 13, 2016 at 12:04

Greenpeace has uplifted the site office of the proposed Ruataniwha Dam and delivered it to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offices in Napier.

Greenpeace demands end to public subsidies for irrigation after damning report

Press release | September 21, 2016 at 7:23

Greenpeace is demanding an end to public subsidies for large-scale irrigation projects, after a report revealed the Government has thrown millions of dollar at a proposed irrigation project in the Wairarapa that doesn’t stack up financially.

Anti-dam billboards go up around Hawke’s Bay

Press release | September 27, 2016 at 10:00

Greenpeace is erecting anti-Ruataniwha billboards around Hawke’s Bay this morning, two weeks out from the close of voting in regional council elections.

Dam promoters look to acquire land under Public Works Act

Press release | September 28, 2016 at 15:59

In an extraordinary move, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment company has said it’s taking the first step in the process of acquiring land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam under the Public Works Act.

Greenpeace welcomes Hawke’s Bay anti-dam council

Press release | October 9, 2016 at 11:13

Greenpeace has welcomed the preliminary results of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election, saying the new council's top priority must be to ditch the Ruataniwha dam.

New Regional Council must drop Supreme Court dam bid

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 15:37

Greenpeace is calling on the new Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to abandon its fight to the Supreme Court over conservation land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam.

NZ taxpayers forced to fund dirty rivers, again.

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 12:35

New Zealand taxpayers are again being forced to prop up the Hurunui irrigation dams and will get dirty rivers and increasing rural debt in return, Greenpeace said today.

Greenpeace calls out meaningless moratorium

Press release | December 14, 2016 at 10:53

Greenpeace is calling out the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on a so-called moratorium on the Ruataniwha dam.

Sold Down River: How Big Irrigation Will Pollute Our Water

Publication | October 6, 2016 at 21:25

When it comes to clean water, industrial agriculture remains New Zealand’s biggest challenge, and large-scale irrigation schemes planned around the country are set to make things worse.

Thumbs up for controversial Greenpeace TV ad

Press release | January 8, 2017 at 18:49

The Dairy Industry has failed in its attempts to shut down a hard-hitting TV ad by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace NZ Television - Complaint 16/400

Publication | January 9, 2017 at 8:40

Following a complaint by Dairy NZ to the Advertising Standards Authority about a Greenpeace TV ad, Greenpeace provided the ASA with this 13 page file of scientific evidence pointing to nitrate and pathogen pollution of our waterways as a result...

Irrigation attack - Greenpeace says public frustration about dirty rivers spilling over

Press release | January 18, 2017 at 13:31

Greenpeace says a $40,000 attack on a farmer’s irrigation machinery could be a sign of overwhelming public frustration about polluted rivers.

Greenpeace calls on the Dairy Industry to come clean about its plans for expansion

Press release | January 10, 2017 at 17:30

Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers.

Swimmable rivers: Greenpeace says look below the surface.

Press release | February 23, 2017 at 17:53

Greenpeace is encouraging voters to look below the surface of the Government’s new announcement on swimmable rivers.

Havelock contamination scandal not a one off

Press release | May 10, 2017 at 14:21

Greenpeace is warning of more Havelock North’s if New Zealand doesn't start managing the intersection between industrial agriculture and water.

DairyNZ undermining environmental efforts of dairy farmers across NZ

Press release | May 16, 2017 at 12:58

Greenpeace is calling on DairyNZ and other dairy leadership to stop undermining the efforts of dairy farmers to clean up waterways.

Government’s 'absence of a backbone' destroying New Zealand’s rivers

Press release | May 18, 2017 at 12:30

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to end public subsidies to think-big irrigation schemes that will create new intensive dairy farms and more freshwater pollution.

Labour’s freshwater policy more ambitious than Govt but still has some leaks in it.

Press release | June 9, 2017 at 20:01

Major tourism, conservation and recreation organisations behind Freshwater Rescue Plan, announced yesterday, compare Labour’s water policy to their seven step plan.

Dairy Bosses’ climate change plan is “all talk and no trousers”

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 14:44

Greenpeace says the Dairy Industry’s new “action plan” on climate change is completely lacking in any form of serious action.

Sick of Too Many Cows

Publication | June 28, 2017 at 11:14

This Greenpeace report examines the potential connections between livestock farming, water pollution and public health.

Too Many Cows Could Make Us Sick - New Greenpeace NZ Report

Press release | June 28, 2017 at 11:06

Greenpeace activists are taking over Parliament lawn this lunchtime with a herd of dairy cows. They’re launching a new report which links the intensification of livestock farming with the safety of our drinking water.

Dam decision huge victory against big irrigation

Press release | July 6, 2017 at 13:33

Greenpeace says today’s court decision over the Ruataniwha Dam is a major victory in the struggle against big irrigation and the nationwide intensification of dairying.

Greenpeace says council decision means dam is dead

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 10:46

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council appears to have hammered the last nail in the coffin of the Ruataniwha Irrigation Dam.

Pressure on as Freshwater Rescue Plan gains support

Press release | July 18, 2017 at 9:35

The campaign for better water quality is continuing to gather support, with organisations representing half a million members and supporters now backing the recently launched Freshwater Rescue Plan.

Greenpeace activists lock themselves inside Canterbury irrigation pipes

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 5:53

Greenpeace is bringing construction of an enormous irrigation scheme to a halt this morning.

We’ll be back vows Greenpeace after successful pipeline protest in Canterbury

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 19:55

Tonight Greenpeace activists have brought their pipeline protest in Canterbury to a successful end.

Labour’s Plan to Cull Irrigation Fund a Watershed Policy for Clean Rivers

Press release | August 9, 2017 at 12:07

Greenpeace have welcomed Labour’s commitment to ditch National’s $480 million taxpayer fund for new irrigation schemes.

Big Irrigation’s “death-grip” costs farmers more than water charge would: Greenpeace

Press release | August 12, 2017 at 12:45

“Farming leadership and politicians are scaremongering by using false facts on water pricing proposals in their latest effort to keep the dairy industry free of accountability for polluted rivers,” says Greenpeace’s Senior Campaign Advisor Steve...

Greenpeace uses lightning occupation to shut down big irrigation scheme

Press release | September 7, 2017 at 6:35

Greenpeace activists and locals have taken over a dam construction site in central Canterbury this morning - defying legal threats from a big irrigation company.

Water activists flood into Ecan offices to save rivers

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 9:04

Christchurch, 14 September: Pro-democracy water campaigners have taken over the regional council offices in Christchurch today.

Labour and Greens confirm commitment to restoring democracy in Christchurch following...

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 16:38

Labour MP Megan Woods is promising to return Canterbury’s regional council, ECan, to a democratically elected council.

New Zealand’s rivers need more than empty headlines from Fonterra

Press release | November 16, 2017 at 10:57

Fonterra has launched a “plan” to clean up New Zealand’s waterways but Greenpeace says the dairy giant has failed to address the cow in the room.

DairyNZ’s latest water plan a gutless betrayal

Press release | November 22, 2017 at 9:45

Shortly after Fonterra released its highly criticised freshwater plan last week, Dairy NZ has followed suit and released their “strategy” to clean up New Zealand's rivers.

Richie McCaw fails to convert - Fonterra’s PR falling flat?

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 20:52

A Government report just out, seems to suggest that Fonterra’s flashy PR campaign to promote intensive dairy might be failing.

Wake up call on NZ land use

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 18:44

Today sees another damning report on the deteriorating health of NZ’s environment. The Ministry for the Environment has released Our Land 2018 which reveals that the large scale conversion and intensification of dairying is a key driver of...

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