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Greenpeace Reaction to Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | December 13, 2015 at 11:55

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

“Record shattering” NASA announcement indicates NZ faces extreme weather events

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 7:24

2015 is officially the hottest year on record according to NASA, news which the executive director of Greenpeace NZ calls “disturbing” for an island nation like New Zealand.

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ an absolute disgrace

Press release | January 25, 2016 at 13:01

The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealand’s last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an “absolute disgrace”, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman.

Government’s failing oil agenda hits hurdle as all NZ exploration plans are trashed

Press release | February 15, 2016 at 11:09

As of last month, there was not a single petroleum company searching for oil in New Zealand using exploratory drilling.

Open Letter to Genesis Energy CEO

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 11:26

This morning Russel Norman, Greenpeace’s executive director, has demanded that ‘Genesis Energy must close Huntly’s coal-fired generators by 2018.’

Hundreds descend on Central Auckland to blockade NZ’s largest oil event

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 7:33

More than 200 people are descending on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference at dawn this morning and blocking its entrances as part of a Greenpeace-organised demonstration of peaceful civil disobedience.

Oil Block Offer a ‘Desperate, Last-Ditch Bid by the Government to Try and Save...

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 10:08

Responding to today’s oil block offer announcement by Simon Bridges, Greenpeace’s senior climate campaigner Simon Boxer said:

Tax on solar and batteries shocks industry, green and consumer groups

Press release | April 1, 2016 at 10:49

A group of organisations today expressed shock at the fact that a New Zealand energy company is introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries from today, April 1.

Organised crime scandal shows NZ’s climate policy is a “total bloody waste of time”

Press release | April 18, 2016 at 11:53

On the back of a report released this morning that shows the NZ Government has allowed businesses to buy fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and Ukraine, Greenpeace New Zealand has called for the linchpin of New Zealand’s climate policy to be...

NZ’s climate plan slammed as “a sham” as Paula Bennett prepares to sign Paris agreement

Press release | April 22, 2016 at 10:32

Questions about the National Government’s fitness to lead on climate issues are being raised as Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of New Zealand tomorrow.

New Zealand’s electricity watchdog gives green light to kill solar electricity

Press release | July 13, 2016 at 13:49

New Zealand’s electricity watchdog is not fit for purpose and is working with big energy companies to destroy the future of rooftop solar power in New Zealand, according to Greenpeace NZ.

National’s “climate denialist” policies will undermine Paris Agreement

Press release | August 17, 2016 at 14:17

New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless the Government abandons its “climate denialist” policies, says Greenpeace.

New CEO’s plan to boost coal burning at Huntly Power Station “regressive”

Press release | August 25, 2016 at 16:22

The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand.

Key’s drilling plan “in freefall” as NZ’s biggest offshore oil prospector bails

Press release | August 30, 2016 at 13:25

In the wake of last week’s reports that oil giant Shell  is having a firesale of its New Zealand assets,  prospecting company ION Geophysical has also now relinquished its oil surveying permits, which covered almost half of New Zealand’s waters.

Tiki Taane and Greenpeace serenade Electricity Authority with 45,000 suns to protest...

Press release | October 10, 2016 at 15:26

New Zealand musician Tiki Taane has just taken 45,000 paper suns to New Zealand’s electricity watchdog, each with the name of someone who signed a petition demanding the authority support solar energy and prohibit electricity providers from...

Greenpeace promises summer of action as oil giant Statoil signals retreat

Press release | October 14, 2016 at 12:41

In the wake of Norwegian oil giant Statoil’s sudden exit from Northland, Greenpeace NZ is calling for a summer of action to drive Statoil and other oil companies out of the country for good.

Unprecedented lawsuit involving Statoil launched on eve of oil giant’s Northland exit

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 21:41

An unprecedented legal case has been filed against the Norwegian Government for allowing oil companies including state-owned Statoil to drill for new oil in the Arctic.

New Zealand’s promise “dead in the water” as Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

Press release | November 4, 2016 at 12:01

Greenpeace New Zealand is calling for a summer of action to highlight what it’s calling the Government’s “sham plan” to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which came into force today.

Auckland Council passes historic vote to oppose deep sea oil drilling

Press release | November 10, 2016 at 13:32

Auckland Council has just voted to oppose the Government’s offshore oil agenda in New Zealand, for the first time ever.

World’s biggest oil survey ship flouts safety law in NZ waters during 7.8 earthquake

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 12:11

Upon its arrival in New Zealand waters, the world’s largest seismic surveying ship turned off transmission from its mandatory AIS safety device, including throughout the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit early on Monday morning and...

“Burning our future”: Genesis’ plan to burn dirty fuels at Huntly for next 20 years...

Press release | December 5, 2016 at 13:45

Genesis Energy has been granted consents to replace Huntly Power Station’s coal-fired Rankine units at any time it likes for the next 20 years.

“Dropping like flies”: Anadarko the latest company to cull search for oil in NZ

Press release | December 9, 2016 at 15:38

Texan oil giant Anadarko is the latest to join the  growing list of companies to scale back or completely quit their search for oil in New Zealand.

NZ climate groups form coalition and announce plans to disrupt major oil summit

Press release | December 22, 2016 at 10:47

Groups campaigning on climate change, fracking, oil and gas drilling and social justice from across Aotearoa have announced plans to disrupt the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in March next year.

Greenpeace NZ boats tailing world’s biggest seismic blasting ship

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 10:20

Greenpeace New Zealand is on the tail of the biggest seismic surveying ship in the world as it blasts the sea floor in a search for deep sea oil, about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Wairarapa.

Greenpeace inflatables intercept world’s biggest seismic oil ship, 50 miles out to sea

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 15:35

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa.


New oil exploration for NZ as 2016 officially declared hottest on record

Press release | January 19, 2017 at 11:35

As 2016 is officially declared the hottest year ever recorded, the world’s largest seismic ship is searching for deep sea oil off New Zealand’s East Coast.

Oil conference in lockdown as protesters blockade entrance

Press release | March 22, 2017 at 7:35

Tangata Whenua and people from all over New Zealand are currently blockading the Petroleum Summit in New Plymouth, to prevent government and oil industry delegates from entering the TSB Showplace.

Greenpeace prepares to confront Donald Trump’s “climate madness” at sea in a...

Press release | March 29, 2017 at 7:52

In the wake of today’s sweeping executive order by US President Donald Trump to reverse efforts to address climate change and instead protect the oil, gas and coal industries, Greenpeace New Zealand is preparing to go and confront his agenda at sea.

Greenpeace swimmers stop Amazon Warrior seismic blasting, 50 miles out to sea

Press release | April 10, 2017 at 14:17

Greenpeace activists have thrown themselves into the sea in front of a huge offshore oil exploration vessel off the New Zealand coast.

Bill English crying crocodile tears over flood devastation

Press release | April 13, 2017 at 13:54

Thursday, 13 April: As the country braces for Cyclone Cook, the latest and the most devastating in a series of extreme weather events, Greenpeace NZ has slammed Prime Minister Bill English for crying “crocodile tears”.

Joyce’s Budget a “billion-dollar handout” to polluters

Press release | May 25, 2017 at 14:57

Greenpeace New Zealand’s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has blasted Stephen Joyce’s first Budget for “actively funding” pollution.

Government delays “morally repugnant” case against Greenpeace activists

Press release | May 31, 2017 at 7:20

The Government has asked for more time to take a case against three Greenpeace activists who put themselves in the path of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, the Amazon Warrior, in April.

Fossil Fuel President Trump can’t kill Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | June 2, 2017 at 8:35

Greenpeace New Zealand has labeled Trump “morally bankrupt” over his decision abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, and is calling on Prime Minister Bill English to stand with other world leaders and speak out against the move.

Greenpeace climbers prepare message above Beehive for US Secretary of State

Press release | June 6, 2017 at 8:07

Four Greenpeace climbers are preparing to hang a large banner from a crane next to the Beehive to protest the arrival of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is in Wellington.

Time for “diseased” electricity industry overhaul

Press release | June 20, 2017 at 14:33

Greenpeace has called for an overhaul of the electricity industry after a complaint against a tax on solar was quashed in court.

Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit

Press release | June 26, 2017 at 16:34

A law student from New Zealand is battling the country’s government in court this morning over a “failure” to properly address climate change.

Actress Lucy Lawless sets off in Greenpeace ship to confront Arctic oil drillers

Press release | July 20, 2017 at 9:55

New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless has just set sail on the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, to confront the Norwegian oil giant Statoil as it drills for oil in the Arctic.

Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Statoil's Arctic oil...

Press release | July 22, 2017 at 8:48

Barents Sea, Norway - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic Barents sea. ...

Super Fund’s $950m fossil fuel divestment an “aha” moment for NZ economy

Press release | August 15, 2017 at 14:48

Greenpeace is calling the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s just-announced $950 million divestment from big polluters an “aha” moment for the country’s economy.

Greenpeace activists stop Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic

Press release | August 18, 2017 at 8:12

A New Zealander is among a group of activists who have halted a Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic.

Greenpeace’s Taitu crew plead Not Guilty in historic climate court case

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 8:34

Greenpeace and the activists charged under the ‘Anadarko Amendment’ after swimming in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, have pleaded Not Guilty.

Leaked report shows climate must be key election issue

Press release | September 4, 2017 at 11:23

Responding to the leaked Ministry for the Environment report that estimates $19 billion of property is at risk in New Zealand from the effects of climate change, Greenpeace climate campaigner Kate Simcock says:

Labour climate policy a good start but not strong enough

Press release | September 8, 2017 at 11:06

In response to the Labour Party’s climate policy released this morning, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says:

On climate policy Jacinda has the talk but Greens have the walk

Press release | September 10, 2017 at 15:51

In response to the Greens’ climate policy announcements today, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the Greens should be applauded for their climate policy.

Jacinda Ardern refuses to stop deep sea oil "nuclear bomb"Jacinda Ardern refuses to...

Press release | September 12, 2017 at 11:31

Greenpeace has slammed Labour leader Jacinda Ardern for refusing to rule out new deep sea oil drilling, despite comparing climate change to our nuclear-free moment a few weeks ago.

Good COP or bad COP: Greenpeace calls on Govt to stand up for the Pacific

Press release | November 7, 2017 at 7:08

Greenpeace is calling on the new Government to stand alongside New Zealand’s Pacific neighbours during the COP23 climate change summit, which kicked off last night.

Government has the power to stop giant oil ship

Press release | November 24, 2017 at 15:03

Friday, November 24: Greenpeace are criticising a reported statement by the new Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, that the decision about whether to issue a permit for oil exploration is merely an “operational matter”.

Oil search undermines Ardern’s Pacific climate pledge

Press release | March 6, 2018 at 14:32

Greenpeace commends Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for pledging to increase climate assistance to Pacific nations, but says if Ardern is serious about tackling the issue, she must also put an end oil and gas exploration immediately.

Jane Campion and Taika Waititi sign letter urging PM to end oil exploration

Press release | March 15, 2018 at 9:39

Dame Jane Campion and the 2017 New Zealander of the Year, Taika Waititi, are the latest in a long line of leading New Zealanders to sign an open letter urging Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern end oil and gas exploration.

Janet the 17m blue whale makes oil conference debut

Press release | March 28, 2018 at 13:41

Wednesday, March 28: After a whirlwind trip around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of oil and gas exploration, a 17 metre blue whale called Janet has made a special appearance at the annual oil industry conference in Wellington.

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