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BRIEFING: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

The New Zealand Government’s expansion of industrial dairy increasing climate change. Greenpeace has revealed through the Governments own figures and through investigative photo and video documentation the true extent of the expansion of...

Greenpeace victories

Hub | February 9, 2010 at 3:04

Just some of the positive environmental changes that Greenpeace has directly helped to bring about since we began campaigning in 1971.

Agriculture and climate change

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:48

New Zealand is unique amongst developed countries in that almost half of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture sector. One third of these emissions are from nitrous oxide (from livestock urine, manure and artificial fertiliser)...

Pesticides: the secret ingredient in Chinese herbal products?

Blog entry by Eric Darier | June 25, 2013

Traditional Chinese herbs have a strong reputation for their medicinal benefits, but a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed that these herbs are coated in a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, posing long-term health risks...

Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | December 18, 2013

Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...

Too many holes in dam scheme

Blog entry by Gen Toop | June 24, 2016

Dodgy Ruataniwha Dam will destroy rivers and indebt farmers The Ruataniwha dam is one of the largest irrigation schemes planned in New Zealand.  If it goes ahead it will create more industrial dairy farms and pollute the rivers in...

Havelock, water and Ruataniwha - it's time to join the dots

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | August 24, 2016

In the last two weeks, roughly 4500 adults and children have been struck down with a waterborne gastro illness found in Havelock North’s water supply. That’s a third of the town’s entire population. Most likely source? Ruminant...

Ruataniwha looks dead in the dirty water

Blog entry by Gen Toop | August 31, 2016

It’s been a tough few weeks for think-big irrigation and industrial agriculture. As a bit of background for those not familiar with plans for even more industrial dairying around New Zealand - the Government is throwing over ...

Ruataniwha dam down but not out… yet

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 9, 2016

The proposed Ruataniwha Dam is the poster child of Big Irrigation.   It stands as a symbol of the Government's agenda to prop up industrial dairying despite the fact that it’s poisoning our waterways and indebting farmers. ...

Here’s why we took the site office at the proposed Ruataniwha Dam for a 100km road trip

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 13, 2016

Early this morning, we travelled to the proposed site of the Ruataniwha irrigation dam in Hawke’s Bay. With a small crane we uplifted the construction site office, put it on the back of a truck and drove it 100kms to Napier.  There we...

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