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Drama at climate talks – NZ agriculture plans in the balance

Blog entry by Phil | June 10, 2010

I’m currently sitting in one of the main meeting rooms at the climate change negotiations in Bonn while a major drama is unfolding – one that will determine the fate of New Zealand’s agriculture proposal in these talks. Two days ago...

We rebrand BP - can you do better?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 21, 2010

Our compatriots in the UK have launched a groundbreaking new competition, inviting designers, industry experts, and members of the public, to redesign oil giant BP’s logo to better reflect the company’s modus operandi.   The...

Wake up or become clones!

Blog entry by jacko | April 19, 2010

Okay, perhaps the headline is a tad sensationalist but after yesterday’s announcement that the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has approved genetically modified goats, sheep and cows at AgResearch’s Ruakura research...

An important message from a right wing capitalist

Blog entry by Geoff Ross | July 31, 2009

There's been some debate recently about the cost of setting emission reduction targets. To debate the costs is to have the wrong debate. It should be about the potential profit of emissions targets. New Zealand's biggest industries...

Hope emerges from Fieldays

Blog entry by sboxer | June 16, 2009

The economic downturn in dairying is New Zealand’s best chance for a farming revolution. Our ‘Tried and True’ dairy at the 2009 Fieldays worked a treat. We were able to communicate directly with the farming and rural sector about how...

Day 3 at the Fieldays

Blog entry by jacko | June 12, 2009

Free samples of value added dairy products Well, it’s raining – and our dairy has turned into a ‘leaky building’. But, it’s only dripping on us and not the products or the punters, so all’s good. Yesterday was busy – a sunny day...

Day two at the Greenpeace Fielday dairy

Blog entry by Phil | June 11, 2009

Margaret Jones visits the Greenpeace dairy at fieldaysMargaret Jones is almost 90 but nothing is slowing down her personal crusade to make the world a better place. She’s been coming to the fieldays for 17 years promoting organic...

Bachelors and bottles – Greenpeace hits the Fieldays

Blog entry by Kathy | June 10, 2009

I’ve always liked milk bottles (the lolly variety that is). And I’m quite partial to rural bachelors. So I’m feeling quite at home here at the Fieldays. Apart from the sweets and blokes, the site is a seething mass of people and...

Hannibal Lactater

Blog entry by Kathy | April 6, 2009

Saturday was agriculture’s day in the sun at the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, with delegates discussing options for reducing the sector’s growing greenhouse gas. New Zealand made a presentation during the day and then in the...

Don the Swan Don!

Blog entry by Kathy | November 4, 2008

This is how good Fed Farmers President Don Nicholson would look in his personalised Swandri, if he was just brave enough to slip it on. Back in July, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to new Federated Farmers President Don...

Bovines on buses

Blog entry by Kathy | October 6, 2008

It’s not quite snakes on planes, but Greenpeace’s new advertising campaign featuring cows on buses certainly gives new meaning to the term “movable feast” (if you’re not a vegetarian that is). The ads are intended to highlight the work...

Weaning off the pasture crack

Blog entry by Kathy | August 6, 2008

Another fantastic edition of new magazine GOOD has just hit the shelves, with one of the highlights being the article “The Real Dirt on Dairy Farms” (see page 4). Written by environmental reporting stalwart Dave Hansford, the piece...

Pedersen’s parting shot way off target

Blog entry by jacko | June 26, 2008

I get really annoyed with the rants from departing industry heads as they try to ‘leave us wanting more’ before they exit stage left. And so it was with Charlie Pedersen, soon to be ex-federated farmers president. Yesterday he...

100 per cent pure misnomer – how clean green NZ is slipping from its perch.

Blog entry by Kathy | June 5, 2008

Land conversion happening in the Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo on the North Island. The land is being converted into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Greenpeace/John Cowpland Today New Zealand is playing host to the UN-sponsored...

End of the tour but the fight goes on

Blog entry by Kathy | April 16, 2008

Waving goodbye to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Six weeks ago I packed my trunk in my bedroom in Grey Lynn Auckland, boarded a bus and rode downtown to Princes Wharf. There I walked up the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior. It...

Last refuge for scoundrels

Blog entry by Kathy | April 10, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior in Wellington with the Beehive in the background (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV There is a worrying trend among our political leaders to use an age-old but completely nonsensical and deplorable excuse for doing bad...

Extreme gardening

Blog entry by Tia | April 8, 2008

Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our...

Meanwhile in Wellington ...

Blog entry by Suse | April 8, 2008

Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE While our teams in Taupo did some extreme gardening , I went to the Landcorp headquarters in Wellington to deliver a letter outlining Landcorp's contribution to climate change and demanding...

A day in Gisborne

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Open boat talks (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov I take it all back! Gisborne is a meteorological chocolate box. I woke at 4:30am to pouring rain, an open cabin hatch and a developing puddle on the floor. And the rain pretty much didn't stop...

The Mysterious Pumpkin caper…

Blog entry by Kathy | March 12, 2008

The great pumpkin caper (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov Gisborne really is everything they say it is – hot, sunny and very friendly! Friendly incident 1: After a gallant entry into the Harbour, we were welcomed by members of a local iwi with...

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