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Greenpeace welcomes Hawke’s Bay anti-dam council

Press release | October 9, 2016 at 11:13

Greenpeace has welcomed the preliminary results of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election, saying the new council's top priority must be to ditch the Ruataniwha dam.

Sold Down River: How Big Irrigation Will Pollute Our Water

Publication | October 6, 2016 at 21:25

When it comes to clean water, industrial agriculture remains New Zealand’s biggest challenge, and large-scale irrigation schemes planned around the country are set to make things worse.

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,...

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.

Food and Farming

Hub | October 4, 2016 at 15:47

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With friends like these....what’s an environment to do?

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 29, 2016

The Department of Conservation describes itself as “the Government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural heritage”. Which is why New Zealanders are scratching their heads over the department’s decision to fight a...

Dam promoters look to acquire land under Public Works Act

Press release | September 28, 2016 at 15:59

In an extraordinary move, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment company has said it’s taking the first step in the process of acquiring land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam under the Public Works Act.

Say No to Seabed Mining

Page | September 28, 2016 at 10:05

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Anti-dam billboards go up around Hawke’s Bay

Press release | September 27, 2016 at 10:00

Greenpeace is erecting anti-Ruataniwha billboards around Hawke’s Bay this morning, two weeks out from the close of voting in regional council elections.

Let’s make it a green peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. 2015 saw the number of refugees and displaced people...

Greenpeace demands end to public subsidies for irrigation after damning report

Press release | September 21, 2016 at 7:23

Greenpeace is demanding an end to public subsidies for large-scale irrigation projects, after a report revealed the Government has thrown millions of dollar at a proposed irrigation project in the Wairarapa that doesn’t stack up financially.

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 | 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.

Genetic Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture

Hub | September 14, 2016 at 12:59

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.

Food and Farming in NZ

Hub | September 14, 2016 at 12:45

The industrial farming model is a failed experiment. Change is needed if New Zealand farming and farmers are to prosper again. We need to make New Zealand farming something we can be proud of again.

Here’s why we took the site office at the proposed Ruataniwha Dam for a 100km road trip

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 13, 2016

Early this morning, we travelled to the proposed site of the Ruataniwha irrigation dam in Hawke’s Bay. With a small crane we uplifted the construction site office, put it on the back of a truck and drove it 100kms to Napier.  There we...

BREAKING: Greenpeace uplifts Ruataniwha dam site office – returns to sender

Press release | September 13, 2016 at 12:04

Greenpeace has uplifted the site office of the proposed Ruataniwha Dam and delivered it to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offices in Napier.

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. ...

Russel Norman to ACC: don't invest in Ruataniwha Dam

Press release | September 8, 2016 at 8:50

Greenpeace NZ Executive Director Russel Norman has written to ACC Investment Manager Nicholas Bagnall, warning him against investing in the controversial Ruataniwha Dam.

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.  


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 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 ...

Ruataniwha Dam plan dead in the dirty water?

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 14:07

In response to the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favour of Forest and Bird over the DOC land swap for the Ruataniwha Dam (1) Greenpeace Agriculture Spokesperson Genevieve Toop said:

Greenpeace at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to push for end to dam

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 9:36

Greenpeace will use today’s monthly Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to pressure councillors to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam.

Hawke’s Bay water management issues show Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped

Press release | August 26, 2016 at 12:57

The shambles that is water management in Hawke’s Bay is another reason the Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped, says Greenpeace.

Havelock, water and Ruataniwha - it's time to join the dots

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | August 24, 2016

In the last two weeks, roughly 4500 adults and children have been struck down with a waterborne gastro illness found in Havelock North’s water supply. That’s a third of the town’s entire population. Most likely source? Ruminant...

Thousands of NZ'ers call on Hawke's Bay Regional Council to scrap dam

Press release | August 24, 2016 at 8:32

New Zealanders in their thousands are calling on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam, in the wake of the gastro outbreak.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Solar Series - Episode 02 - The Clumpers

Video | August 3, 2016 at 16:43

How big is your rig? Here the Clumpers talking about their solar rig and dispel some of Unison's myths about the the Solar Tax. If you think a tax on solar is a bad idea, sign the petition here: http://grnpc.org/say-nah-to-the-solar..

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.

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,...

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.

ACC Dirty Delivery - Public Money for Dodgy Dams

Video | July 8, 2016 at 16:55

Greenpeace activists joined local Hawke's Bay community members outside the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to oppose the Ruataniwha irrigation dam. From a van marked, "ACC Dirty Delivery - Public Money for Dodgy Dam", several giant money sacks...

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.

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.

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...

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against controversial $1b dam plan

Press release | June 22, 2016 at 10:17

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers.

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.

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.

Councillor’s conflict of interest over controversial $1b dam exposed

Press release | June 10, 2016 at 9:52

It’s been revealed that a Hawke’s Bay Regional councillor could stand to make money if the Council approves a controversial and polluting dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion.

Demand MPI To Release The Footage

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:45

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Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres Flores

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:39

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Budget 2016: If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.

Blog entry by Russel Norman | May 27, 2016

This budget shows that the Government’s fossil-fuel driven extractive industry based economic strategy is a slow moving train-wreck. After proclaiming in previous years that industrial dairy, coal, and oil would be the economic...

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.

Greenpeace Response to MPI’s Multi-Million Dollar Hand-Out for Irrigation Scheme

Press release | May 18, 2016 at 14:31

Responding to news today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will hand over millions of dollars to a controversial Canterbury industrial irrigation scheme, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Panama Papers: The plot thickens

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 10, 2016

Back in April, the Panama Papers rocked the world, exposing just how the global elite use offshore trusts in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Bahamas to hide their wealth and dodgy deals. Thanks to an...

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...

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