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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 tells 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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with "draconian" Anadarko...

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 13:51

Wednesday, January 31: Police have warned climate activists currently locked onto an offshore oil exploration support ship in the Port of Taranaki that officials from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are travelling from...

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.

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.

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.

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Press release | February 14, 2018 at 14:09

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030.

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:

EEZ regulation submissions

Action | June 10, 2012 at 22:23

Make a submission on the EEZ regulations and help stop deep sea oil drilling in NZ waters.

Stop Scientific Whaling

Action | November 5, 2012 at 23:00

On December 3 Korea plans to table a proposal to start 'scientific' whaling. The first harpoons will be fired in the summer of 2013. But there is time to stop this if we act now.

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.

The Future is Here: New Jobs, New Prosperity and a New Clean Economy

Publication | February 11, 2013 at 4:00

The World is witnessing a historic, global shift in the way we power our homes our businesses and our economies. Climate change is here. How we respond is the only question that remains.

Government Bid to Criminalise Sea Protests Slammed

Press release | April 9, 2013 at 7:12

A range of well-known New Zealand groups and individuals have today slammed the government’s controversial move to criminalise aspects of peaceful protests at sea.

Stop Shell illegal drilling

Action | May 19, 2014 at 20:30

Shell Todd Energy, has been caught drilling illegally in New Zealand waters. Tell the EPA to take strong action.

Block The Offer

Action | September 10, 2015 at 4:55

Stop Deep Sea Oil - Block the Offer!

Greenpeace calls on NZ tuna brands to stop destructive fishing

Press release | March 11, 2011 at 9:50

Auckland, 11 March 2011 - Greenpeace is calling on New Zealand brands to follow the lead of overseas canned tuna sellers to stop sourcing fish caught using methods which kill sharks and turtles.

Defending the last ocean

Publication | August 5, 2010 at 20:09

This is the story of how our fishermen, having taken so many fish from the seas closer to home, are now venturing to the ends of the Earth in order to maintain our insatiable appetite for seafood. This is also the story of how a group of...

Anti-whaling activists wrongly convicted

Feature story | September 6, 2010 at 20:03

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, exposed widespread corruption in Japan's whaling programme - in return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. (This means they do not have to go to jail).

Oceans Advocates

Publication | October 28, 2010 at 11:02

Following a seminal study by top marine scientists in 2001, which reported that global seafood catches had been declining since the 1980s, the news about the state of the world’s fish stocks became progressively worse.

Greenpeace urges global support for first high seas no-take area in the Pacific

Press release | October 6, 2010 at 15:30

Greenpeace is calling for global support for a Cook Islands plan to close off a large area of international waters (1) to all fishing in order to restore Pacific tuna fisheries, protect biodiversity and eliminate pirate fishing.

FACTSHEET: Whales

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 15:07

When whaling first boomed in the 17th century, it must have seemed as though whales would never disappear. Yet, by the mid 1940s their numbers had been drastically reduced.

NZ seafood retailers lacking sustainability standards

Press release | October 29, 2010 at 10:39

New Zealand seafood retailers have fallen well behind the world’s major markets when it comes to setting seafood sustainability standards, a Greenpeace report reveals.

Rainbow Warrior crew take action in Taiwan to defend tuna

Feature story | January 25, 2011 at 7:33

Kaoshiung, Taiwan - A blacklisted tuna factory ship was blocked from leaving port today by Greenpeace climbers from the Rainbow Warrior. They locked themselves to the anchor chain while campaigners called on Taiwan's Fisheries Agency to...

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Whaling on trial: Vindication!

Feature story | December 25, 2010 at 13:11

December 23, 2010 TOKYO: After two and a half years of hard work in Japan to expose corruption at the heart of the whaling industry - we have a significant victory!

Japan’s Whaling Fleet Recall Should Be Final

Press release | February 18, 2011 at 18:13

Greenpeace is demanding that Japan’s Government finally end its commercial whaling programme and re-open an investigation into corruption scandals inside the industry, following today’s announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and...

Greenpeace arrives with Nisshin Maru

Press release | February 17, 2007 at 3:12

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza sighted the stricken Japanese government whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru at approximately 07.00 (New Zealand daylight time) this morning.

Valentines message to Japanese

Press release | February 13, 2007 at 23:08

Greenpeace activists today handed out Valentines day cards and flowers to Japanese tourists arriving in the country in Christchurch and Auckland, and flowers to the Japanese Embassy in Wellington, with the message: "We love Japan – but whaling...

Whales left to rot

Press release | January 23, 2007 at 0:00

The Icelandic government's claims of sustainable whaling were harpooned today, after Greenpeace revealed that around 200 tonnes of meat and blubber from endangered fin whales are still in storage, waiting to be tested for chemical contamination...

Greenpeace ship will stop in Auckland en route to save whales

Press release | December 19, 2006 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is en route to the Southern Ocean as part of a massive global campaign to stop whaling in the Sanctuary.

The devil is in the detail on limited bottom trawling ban Greenpeace warns

Press release | February 14, 2006 at 0:00

Today's announcement that areas would be closed to bottom trawling showed that both the fishing industry and Government acknowledge the need to protect deep-sea life from the destruction caused by bottom trawling, but warned that it will not...

NZ key to toothfish

Press release | August 6, 2010 at 11:00

In a international report released today the organization says the Ross Sea is in critical need of protection as a marine reserve and should be off limits to all fishing and industrial activity.

Save whales not whaling NZ

Press release | March 16, 2010 at 0:00

A mock weigh-in of a six metre replica whale ‘caught’ by John Key has appeared in front of his electorate office with Greenpeace calling on him to reject any deal that would legitimise commercial whaling.

Fate of Tuna and Pacific fisheries to be decided in Tahiti

Press release | December 7, 2009 at 0:00

A call to protect the Pacific Ocean's rapidly dwindling tuna stocks has been made to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

End of Japanese whaling may be in sight

Press release | November 12, 2009 at 22:58

A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds the so-called...

Tuna scientists find Pacific tuna stocks more threatened than ever - Greenpeace

Press release | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling for urgent action in rescuing Pacific tuna fisheries after Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Science meeting concluded stocks are in bigger trouble than previously reported.

Greenpeace delivers second sustainability message to Foodtown

Press release | August 12, 2009 at 3:18

Greenpeace, today, hung a large banner on a downtown Auckland Foodtown supermarket and called on it to implement a sustainable seafood policy (1) and remove bottom trawled species, like orange roughy, from its shelves.

Greenpeace blockades fishing vessel to send sustainability message to Foodtown

Press release | August 7, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have stopped a fishing vessel leaving Auckland harbour and are calling on the Foodtown supermarket chain to stop selling orange roughy and implement a sustainable seafood policy. (1)

Supermarkets failing our fisheries

Press release | May 7, 2009 at 22:37

Claims today by New Zealand supermarkets that they are doing enough to ensure that the seafood they sell is from sustainably managed fisheries just don’t stack up, says Greenpeace.

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

Press release | May 6, 2009 at 0:00

Government claims today that New Zealand's oceans are "teeming with fish" and that the quota management system (QMS) is working are rubbish, says Greenpeace (1).

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