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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.

Cabbages and Kings.

Blog entry by pvine | August 22, 2017

Frogs will rain from the sky, a blight will cross the land, and white walkers will travel south of the wall. All this will come to pass. Oh and cabbages might cost more. That’s the tenor of the response of Irrigation New Zealand...

Big Irrigation’s “death-grip” costs farmers more than water charge would: Greenpeace

Press release | August 12, 2017 at 12:45

“Farming leadership and politicians are scaremongering by using false facts on water pricing proposals in their latest effort to keep the dairy industry free of accountability for polluted rivers,” says Greenpeace’s Senior Campaign Advisor Steve...

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.

Labour’s Plan to Cull Irrigation Fund a Watershed Policy for Clean Rivers

Press release | August 9, 2017 at 12:07

Greenpeace have welcomed Labour’s commitment to ditch National’s $480 million taxpayer fund for new irrigation schemes.

We’ll be back vows Greenpeace after successful pipeline protest in Canterbury

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 19:55

Tonight Greenpeace activists have brought their pipeline protest in Canterbury to a successful end.

Greenpeace activists lock themselves inside Canterbury irrigation pipes

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 5:53

Greenpeace is bringing construction of an enormous irrigation scheme to a halt this morning.

Pressure on as Freshwater Rescue Plan gains support

Press release | July 18, 2017 at 9:35

The campaign for better water quality is continuing to gather support, with organisations representing half a million members and supporters now backing the recently launched Freshwater Rescue Plan.

Farmers star in Greenpeace film

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 16:15

What if? Asks a new short film from Greenpeace.

Greenpeace says council decision means dam is dea

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 10:46

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council appears to have hammered the last nail in the coffin of the Ruataniwha Irrigation Dam.

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.

Dam decision huge victory against big irrigation

Press release | July 6, 2017 at 13:33

Greenpeace says today’s court decision over the Ruataniwha Dam is a major victory in the struggle against big irrigation and the nationwide intensification of dairying.

How much longer can we take our water for granted?

Blog entry by Amanda Larsson | June 28, 2017

The first message I sent home from New Zealand was about tap water. Sounds weird. True story. Having spent the previous five years drinking London water (you know, the kind of hard water that means endless scrubbing to get crusty...

Sick of Too Many Cows

Publication | June 28, 2017 at 11:14

This Greenpeace report examines the potential connections between livestock farming, water pollution and public health.

Too Many Cows Could Make Us Sick - New Greenpeace NZ Report

Press release | June 28, 2017 at 11:06

Greenpeace activists are taking over Parliament lawn this lunchtime with a herd of dairy cows. They’re launching a new report which links the intensification of livestock farming with the safety of our drinking water.

Battle of the parodies - Fonterra answers Greenpeace video spoof with parody of its own

Blog entry by Phil Vine | June 15, 2017

“OMG - Dairy Bosses discover climate change - 20 years too late” Hot on the heels of Greenpeace’s parody video about Pure Dairy, the industry leadership has countered with a parody of its own. The Dairy Action plan 2017-2018, ...

Dairy Bosses’ climate change plan is “all talk and no trousers”

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 14:44

Greenpeace says the Dairy Industry’s new “action plan” on climate change is completely lacking in any form of serious action.

Pure Dairy. Pure Fiction - A Parody

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 13, 2017

How Greenpeace is using satire to call out NZ Dairy Bosses on their outrageous billboard. You can't miss it. Even at night. The Fonterra billboard bores down through your windscreen with sunny insistence. It strikes you the moment...

School bullying - woeful opportunism by dairy leadership

Blog entry by Phil Vine | June 12, 2017

When farming organisations start using children as human shields you know they’ve reached a new level of desperation. I think we might have arrived at despo-con3.   Achieved when DairyNZ decided to employ school kids as a new line of...

Labour’s freshwater policy more ambitious than Govt but still has some leaks in it.

Press release | June 9, 2017 at 20:01

Major tourism, conservation and recreation organisations behind Freshwater Rescue Plan, announced yesterday, compare Labour’s water policy to their seven step plan.

Government’s 'absence of a backbone' destroying New Zealand’s rivers

Press release | May 18, 2017 at 12:30

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to end public subsidies to think-big irrigation schemes that will create new intensive dairy farms and more freshwater pollution.

DairyNZ undermining environmental efforts of dairy farmers across NZ

Press release | May 16, 2017 at 12:58

Greenpeace is calling on DairyNZ and other dairy leadership to stop undermining the efforts of dairy farmers to clean up waterways.

Dairy bosses plot their own demise

Blog entry by Phil Vine | May 12, 2017

You've got to feel sorry for the dairy leadership. Well you do. They're in mourning. Grief is the only way to explain the strange and conflicting messages coming out of DairyNZ and the Federated Farmers over the last six months. Could...

Havelock contamination scandal not a one off

Press release | May 10, 2017 at 14:21

Greenpeace is warning of more Havelock North’s if New Zealand doesn't start managing the intersection between industrial agriculture and water.

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 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.

Hungary and the freedom I stand for

Blog entry by Katalin Rodics | April 9, 2017

In the winter of 2017, I received a call from a colleague about a small community in the Hungarian countryside, far from the busy streets of Budapest, that needed help. A Lutheran organisation had just launched a project with disabled...

Cut the cows - a double whammy for the environment

Blog entry by pvine | March 27, 2017

It’s often said that domestic opinion doesn’t count for much in this country. Watch though, as heads turn and lattes spill when that same opinion comes from across the water. It’s our endearing lack of self confidence and charming...

Is Nick Smith Minister for Magic?

Blog entry by Gen Toop | February 27, 2017

It seems the critical issue of clean swimmable water for New Zealanders has passed into the realms of magical realism. Minister for Magic, Nick Smith waved his blue wand and wadeable rivers miraculously turned into ones you can swim...

The floodlands

Video | February 26, 2017 at 9:57

As if nothing were sacred, precious pockets of conservation land, threatened species, rare wetlands - and even national treasures like Lake Tekapo and Pupu Spings are threatened by industrial dairying's insatiable thirst for water.

Don't get freaked by the eco

Blog entry by Phil Vine | February 25, 2017

Funny how, over time, crazy weird becomes the new normal. There were certainly some nutty ideas floating around when I was a young fella studying Agricultural Economics at Lincoln University last millennium. Outlandish thoughts like...

Swimmable rivers: Greenpeace says look below the surface.

Press release | February 23, 2017 at 17:53

Greenpeace is encouraging voters to look below the surface of the Government’s new announcement on swimmable rivers.

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.

Mildred And The Piss-apocalypse

Video | February 5, 2017 at 9:58

Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers

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”.

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.

Irrigation attack - Greenpeace says public frustration about dirty rivers spilling over

Press release | January 18, 2017 at 13:31

Greenpeace says a $40,000 attack on a farmer’s irrigation machinery could be a sign of overwhelming public frustration about polluted rivers.

Neonicotinoids: A serious threat for flower-hopping life-bringers and many more animals

Blog entry by Anne Valette | January 16, 2017

At this point most people know about neonicotinoids and the serious risk they pose to honey bees. Bees are a link in a chain of biodiversity and pollination of incredible value to our food production. Up to 75% of our crops directly...

Seeing is believing: Growing food for people, with people and with nature in Cuba

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | January 16, 2017

“Ojos hacen fe.” Those are the words of Lucy Martín, an inspiring Cuban researcher with Oxfam in Havana. She has lived through decades of change in Cuba, while remaining grounded in the reality of farmers there. She uses...

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.


Greenpeace calls on the Dairy Industry to come clean about its plans for expansion

Press release | January 10, 2017 at 17:30

Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers.

Greenpeace NZ Television - Complaint 16/400

Publication | January 9, 2017 at 8:40

Following a complaint by Dairy NZ to the Advertising Standards Authority about a Greenpeace TV ad, Greenpeace provided the ASA with this 13 page file of scientific evidence pointing to nitrate and pathogen pollution of our waterways as a result...

Thumbs up for controversial Greenpeace TV ad

Press release | January 8, 2017 at 18:49

The Dairy Industry has failed in its attempts to shut down a hard-hitting TV ad by Greenpeace.

9 incredible feats of people power that happened in 2016

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | December 30, 2016

The Indigenous and environmental rights movement was stronger than ever... This year proved that when real life  David and Goliath battles happen , word spreads, people listen, the truth eventually comes out, and the  movement...

Greenpeace calls out meaningless moratorium

Press release | December 14, 2016 at 10:53

Greenpeace is calling out the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on a so-called moratorium on the Ruataniwha dam.

NZ taxpayers forced to fund dirty rivers, again.

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 12:35

New Zealand taxpayers are again being forced to prop up the Hurunui irrigation dams and will get dirty rivers and increasing rural debt in return, Greenpeace said today.

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | October 25, 2016

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published 'Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity', a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human...

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 Regional Council must drop Supreme Court dam bid

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 15:37

Greenpeace is calling on the new Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to abandon its fight to the Supreme Court over conservation land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam.

The Hawke’s Bay elections and the Ruataniwha Dam

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 10, 2016

“ It can be argued that voters in the Hawke's Bay Regional Council elections voted emphatically against the proposed Ruataniwha Dam .” So read the editorial in Sunday’s Hawke’s Bay Today. A 5-4 pro-dam majority on the old...

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