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Top rice exporters say no to genetically engineered rice

Feature story | November 28, 2006 at 0:00

Good news: the world's first and second largest exporters of rice have agreed to shun genetically engineered (GE) varieties. A recent agreement between rice traders from Thailand and Vietnam protects half the crop traded on the world market from...

Monsanto's 7 Deadly Sins

Publication | November 1, 2008 at 0:00

Agro-chemical companies like Monsanto systematically conceal the truth about how much is understood about the risks and benefits of genetic engineering to farmers and consumers. In this briefing we deconstruct Monsanto’s ‘pledge’ to the world...

DRAFT: Greenpeace submission 7001

Publication | October 28, 2008 at 3:42

Greenpeace submission on the 7001 application by AgResearch.

Greenpeace Submission to ERMA on Brassica

Publication | December 11, 2006 at 0:00

This submission requests that ERMA decline the field trial application. Greenpeace opposes the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment due to the irreversible and unpredictable nature of GMOs which pose a variety of...

Impossible Coexistence

Publication | April 4, 2006 at 0:00

Seven years of GMO's have contaminated organic and conventional maize: an examination of the cases in Catalonia and Aragon.

Greenpeace joins Amazon People in community-led battle to save their land

Press release | June 16, 2016 at 11:25

Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax” with launch of hot desk

Press release | June 21, 2016 at 9:33

Greenpeace NZ has pooled together its renewable energy and legal experts to create a solar hot desk service that will assist people stung by New Zealand’s first-ever charge for using solar.

Genesis Energy’s link to organised crime scandal "highly disturbing" says Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 15:09

Genesis Energy has been named as one of a dozen New Zealand companies that bought large numbers of fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and the Ukraine, it has been revealed.

Mars rejects human rights tainted seafood following Greenpeace campaign

Press release | September 7, 2016 at 11:52

Greenpeace today welcomes the publication of Mars Petcare’s new plan of action to tackle human rights abuses in its seafood supply chains in Thailand.  


Greenpeace warns more algal blooms to come with planned Hurunui irrigation dams

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 15:53

Greenpeace warns that the toxic algal bloom and public health warning currently present on the Hurunui River will only become more frequent if the Hurunui Irrigation dams go ahead.


Battle over solar tax heats up as full hearing announced

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 8:46

An extra charge for solar users, deemed a “tax on solar”, will soon be challenged in a full hearing after an independent authority agreed it needed to be “fully tested”.

Blooming dangerous in Canterbury

Press release | February 8, 2017 at 14:07

Tired of being told your dogs might die if you take them down to the river? Greenpeace is warning there’ll be lots more toxic algal blooms afflicting South Canterbury rivers if a controversial irrigation scheme to expand dairying goes ahead.

Greenpeace accuses Government of aggravating water crisis

Press release | April 27, 2017 at 14:05

Greenpeace says it’s time the Government woke up to its own advice on freshwater and stopped making matters worse.

Nothing new in Ruataniwha review - irrigation dam still a bad idea

Press release | May 9, 2017 at 10:27

The review of the Ruataniwha irrigation dam confirms Greenpeace New Zealand’s view that the dam will pollute local rivers, heighten the risk of further water contamination and is a huge economic gamble.

Greenpeace launches new educational website on anniversary of Rainbow Warrior bombing

Press release | July 10, 2017 at 14:20

Greenpeace New Zealand has today launched a new educational website about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, which includes a series of never-seen-before documents.

Farmers star in Greenpeace film

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 16:15

What if? Asks a new short film from Greenpeace.

Govt implicated in spy operation on Greenpeace

Press release | August 10, 2017 at 10:30

Greenpeace New Zealand’s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, is calling on the Government to “categorically deny” any knowledge of a covert spy operation that saw staff at the environmental organisation being watched daily, for years.

Greenpeace tell farming leadership - show us the substance

Press release | August 22, 2017 at 16:53

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted.

New World’s plastic bag poll “rigged”, says Greenpeace

Press release | September 21, 2017 at 13:06

Greenpeace has joined growing public criticism over New World supermarket’s poll on single-use plastic bags, which neglects to offer public the option of an outright ban.

Environmental ‘supergroup’ puts future government on notice

Press release | October 1, 2017 at 11:32

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.

Countdown’s Bold Bag Ban praised by Greenpeace

Press release | October 4, 2017 at 11:24

Greenpeace is offering high praise to one of New Zealand’s supermarket giants today.

We Won’t Back Down: Greenpeace activists charged under Anadarko Amendment head to trial

Press release | October 5, 2017 at 10:39

The Greenpeace activists charged for putting themselves in the water in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship have told the Government that they won’t back down, and will now face trial.

Govt must put search for new oil on hold after release of “disturbing” MfE climate report

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 11:15

Govt must put search for new oil on hold after release of “disturbing” MfE climate report.

Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 19:09

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says he’s cautiously hopeful that a Labour-led Government could be a turning point for the environment.

New Zealand “must act fast” in wake of record-smashing new temperature data

Press release | July 20, 2016 at 12:07

In the wake of today’s revelation by one the world’s foremost climate institutes that the planet has just experienced the hottest six months on record, the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on the NZ Government to act urgently.

Arrests made at Greenpeace irrigation dam occupation

Press release | September 7, 2017 at 15:06

After eight hours occupying the Central Plains Waters’ irrigation dam nine people have been arrested by police and removed. All have been charged with trespass.

“A victory for people power”: New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag

Press release | October 10, 2017 at 13:09

Greenpeace is welcoming New World’s announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018.

Environment Commissioner sends ‘please explain’ note to Government

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 12:44

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has sent a ‘please explain’ note to the Government over its woeful record on climate change, rivers and oceans.

Food labelling in NZ

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:37

New Zealand has poor food labelling regulations. We want them improved, so GE products are identified. We have the right to know.

Modern-day villain holds special access card to NZ Parliament

Press release | November 11, 2017 at 9:51

The company partially responsible for one of the worst oil spills in history has unfettered access to the New Zealand Parliament, warns Greenpeace.

Government must act now to stop palm kernel imports

Press release | December 13, 2010 at 7:27

Following the publication of the Sunday Star Times story "Russian roulette with palm kernel imports," (1) Greenpeace is calling on the Government to put an immediate stop to Fonterra’s use of imported palm kernel feed.

Rouge Alert:: Climate change threatens French wine

Feature story | September 6, 2009 at 23:20

Climate change would drive anyone to drink, but it seems that the drink won't be a nice French Pinot Noir. France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

New Zealand Farming and Climate Change

Publication | October 22, 2008 at 0:00

Half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Yet there are ways to bring these emissions down without hurting farmers’ bottom lines.

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Multimedia hub | April 17, 2010 at 0:37

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Save the RMA

Action | March 19, 2013 at 10:30

Save New Zealand's Resource Management Act (RMA)

Say no to the TPPA

Action | December 1, 2012 at 12:00

The NZ Government is currently negotiating the 'Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement' (TPPA) in secret, without any public consultation. If the TPPA goes ahead, it will put at risk NZ's innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and...

Monsanto confirms GE retreat from Europe

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | July 23, 2013

What had been brewing for weeks following various hints and tips was finally confirmed last week when Monsanto announced it would cease the marketing of new genetically engineered seeds (GE) in the European Union. The world's...

When industrial food fails us, it's time to change the food system

Blog entry by Alessandro Saccoccio | May 19, 2015

The current food system is broken. We all see how industrial and chemical intensive food production impacts on people and farmers, the planet and animals. For example, did you know that in 2007, 269 tonnes of pesticides were used...

What do over 5 million cows + relaxed environmental regulations equal?

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | February 3, 2016

Answer? A fresh water crisis. Gone are the days of Aussies telling Kiwi sheep jokes. In the past 20 years, sheep,  pine trees and shrub have made way for more and more cows,  mostly for intensive dairying.   At the same time our...

Big news for bees

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | February 9, 2016

As ecological farming and the market for organic food continues to grow across the globe, I’m heartened to see that the same is true in Spain, my home country, where we are going through one of the worst economic crises in recent...

New Zealand’s clean rivers damned by industrial dairying

Blog entry by Gen Toop | April 15, 2016

Industrial dairying is failing. It’s failing people who want to swim in clean rivers, its failing our tourism industry, it’s failing our climate, and it’s failing farmers. The high input industrial dairying model requires more...

Ecological Farming - Farming for the Future

Blog entry by Gen Toop | April 27, 2016

Industrial dairying is failing. It’s failing people who want to swim in clean rivers, its failing our tourism industry, it’s failing our climate, and it’s failing farmers. The good news is that there are alternative ways to produce...

Why Piss is the Problem With Industrial Dairying in New Zealand

Blog entry by Gen Toop | May 2, 2016

It’s pretty obvious that letting cows wander into waterways, collapsing stream banks and defecating in the water is not good for our rivers. But the most serious freshwater health issue facing NZ’s waterways still involves cows but...

5 helpful vegetarian diet tips for meat-free newbies

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | May 8, 2016

Cutting back on red meat and dairy  can be one of the biggest steps to reduce your carbon footprint. While Greenpeace campaign for renewable energy and a transition from fossil fuels, we're also looking at other ways we can protect...

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...

Drought is real… but dams and irrigation are not the answer

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | July 26, 2016

There’s no question about it -  drought is causing serious problems for our farmers and communities. So what do we do about it? Dams and irrigation are often touted as the best way to deal with increasing dry spells,...

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 ...

Is there a dirty big irrigation scheme planned near you?

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | September 2, 2016

In the last two weeks, one third of people in Havelock North have fallen ill with a gastro illness that originated in the town’s water supply. The source? Most likely contamination from cows, sheep or deer. By all accounts the...

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. ...

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