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More than half of NZers say too many cows - Greenpeace poll

Press release | May 7, 2018 at 18:04

A Horizon opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace reveals that 52 percent of Kiwis think are too many cows for our waterways to cope with.

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 Problem

Page | September 14, 2016 at 13:08

Industrial dairying has failed. Take your pick of victim - our rivers, climate, farmers, reputation - they’ve all taken a battering.

The Solution

Page | September 14, 2016 at 13:21

Greenpeace is not and never has been “anti-farming”. In fact we see working with the land to produce food to feed people as one of the best professions around.

The Problem

Page | October 4, 2016 at 16:02

Industrial dairying has failed. Take your pick of victim - our rivers, water, climate, farmers, reputation -  they’ve all taken a battering.

The Solution

Page | October 4, 2016 at 16:16

Greenpeace is not and never has been “anti-farming”. In fact we see working with the land to produce food to feed people as one of the best professions around. But we can’t keep farming the way we are if we want the best for our water, land,...

Stop Govt Funded River Pollution

Page | April 19, 2016 at 11:10

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Greenpeace transforms Parliament lawn into a riverbed

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 13:09

Politicians might have to carry out a river-crossing to get to work today.

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.

Greenpeace calls out Shane Jones for muddying the waters

Press release | December 5, 2017 at 10:47

Greenpeace is calling out the new labour-led government for muddying the waters on its promise to end state funding of irrigation and clean up rivers.

Greenpeace damn concerned public money still being spent on polluting rivers

Press release | December 8, 2017 at 10:53

Greenpeace is seeking urgent clarification from the Agriculture and Environment Ministers Damien O'Connor and David Parker on a media report today that irrigation is still being publicly funded.

Irrigation industry gift is bad news for rivers

Press release | December 21, 2017 at 18:18

The Irrigation Industry’s opening up an early Christmas present. A $180,000 gift which was never meant for them, according to Greenpeace.

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...

What we do

Hub | April 9, 2009 at 2:32

This issues we campaign on.

New Zealanders will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater,...

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.

Govt plan for Hawke’s Bay glosses over dam risks

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 11:33

A regional growth plan announced by the Government in the Hawke’s Bay today ignores the environmental fallout of the Ruataniwha Dam and the fact taxpayers will be burdened with the cost of building it, says 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:

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.

Investment company requests urgent access to ratepayers’ $80m for controversial dam

Press release | July 8, 2016 at 6:28

An investment company is demanding the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council hand over $80 million of ratepayer money for a controversial and polluting dam, prior to formal checks and balances being completed.

Greenpeace welcomes Landcorp’s landmark palm kernel ban

Press release | August 8, 2016 at 10:07

A major move by Landcorp to rid New Zealand farms of rainforest-destroying palm kernel has been welcomed by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace on Auckland sewage overflows

Press release | January 23, 2017 at 13:13

Greenpeace shares people's concerns about human sewage on Auckland's beaches, just as we care about cow sewage in New Zealand's rivers.

Government’s agriculture research fund pitiful

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 15:32

Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will be setting up a new $400,000 scholarship programme for agricultural greenhouse gas research, Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Genevieve Toop, says:

Tell David Carter to stop supporting Fonterra climate crimes

Action | February 11, 2011 at 12:40

tell NZ agriculture minister David Carter to stop supporting Fonterra climate crimes.

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Photos & Video

Multimedia hub | August 3, 2010 at 10:03

Multimedia and interactive features including audio slide shows, photos, special reports and video on climate, oceans, forests, toxics, peace and disarmarment, sustainable agriclture, from our ships and from direct actions.

Take action now

Hub | August 12, 2010 at 12:20

'Cyber activism' is a quick and easy way you can take action online to support our campaigns. Here is a list of current actions.

Not Just Tuna

Hub | October 5, 2015 at 11:07

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Food and Farming

Hub | October 4, 2016 at 15:47

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Greenpeace welcomes first step from Fonterra on palm kernel

Press release | August 12, 2016 at 12:37

Fonterra’s announcement that it will clean up its use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) is a good first step, but the dairy giant must move towards a full phase out as soon as possible, says Greenpeace.

Gastro outbreak shows Ruataniwha must be scrapped

Press release | August 22, 2016 at 9:22

Greenpeace is calling for the Ruataniwha dam project in Hawke’s Bay to be scrapped in light of the latest lead on the gastro outbreak.

Greenpeace on PCE report into agricultural emissions

Press release | October 19, 2016 at 14:39

In response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report “Climate change and Agriculture: Understanding biological greenhouse gases”, Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner Genevieve Toop said:

New Government must take action on environment - Greenpeace

Press release | September 24, 2017 at 12:23

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. And Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do.

Election 2017 ENGO Letter to political leadership

Publication | October 1, 2017 at 11:39

A ‘supergroup’ of New Zealand environmental organisations has sent an open letter to the leaders of key political party leaders as they prepare to negotiate a coalition for the next Government.

Climate impacts in New Zealand

Page | August 4, 2010 at 19:53

Climate change is already being felt in New Zealand.

Greenpeace on Speech from the Throne: Bold words now need bold action

Press release | November 9, 2017 at 11:16

Greenpeace is applauding the new Labour-led Government on yesterday’s Speech from the Throne, which focused heavily on the significant challenges New Zealand faces around water quality and climate change.

Targets a good first step but Fonterra must reduce the dairy herd

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 16:42

Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a “gaping hole” in the plan.

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).

Start your own petition

Hub | April 9, 2015 at 11:32

TOKO.org.nz is Aotearoa’s first ever people powered petition platform. It’s for you to use to make the change you want to see in the world. TOKO enables you to launch, run and deliver your own campaign petition on just about anything, with all...

Get involved

Hub | August 6, 2010 at 15:33

Greenpeace is the most effective environmental campaigning organisation on the planet. Our of the key factors to our effectiveness is you our supporters. And one of the things that makes us powerful is our ability to work together as more than 5...

Press

Hub | March 31, 2005 at 20:19

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:

DOC cuts an assault on Kiwi values

Press release | March 26, 2013 at 12:46

Responding to today’s announcement of cuts to the Department of Conservation, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s senior policy advisor, said:

FACTSHEET: Genetic Engineering

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 14:56

Genetic engineering in our food and environment is unnecessary, unpredictable and poses serious threats to ecosystems and risks to our health.

New Greenpeace GE-Free Food Guide released

Press release | January 30, 2008 at 0:00

The latest Greenpeace GE Free Food Guide reflects a strong ongoing non-GE position from New Zealand food companies and an unprecedented anti-GE stance from Australasia’s largest food company.

Germany bans Monsanto's maize

Feature story | April 15, 2009 at 22:44

We're thrilled with an historic victory against genetically engineered crops. Germany has just announced that it will become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810 - the only GE crop...

New GE-Free Food Guide out now!

Feature story | January 30, 2008 at 0:00

The eagerly awaited sixth edition of Greenpeace's popular GE Free Food Guide is now out!

Censorship: Greenpeace France ordered to remove information about GE field locations

Feature story | July 28, 2006 at 0:00

If you fly over the south of France you might be tempted to believe that aliens have landed with a huge crop circle appearing in a field of maize. But the aliens aren't from a distant galaxy; it is GE maize from the laboratory of Monsanto -- that...

Terminator terminated!

Feature story | March 28, 2006 at 0:00

Pressure on the NZ Government by grassroots activists, and cyber-activists has payed off! At pivotal negotiations over the last two weeks in Curitiba, Brazil, the NZ Government bowed to pressure from all sides and softened its obstructive...

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