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Ecological bankruptcy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | May 6, 2016

There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest...

Dairy Sewage Blockade at ACC

Video | May 4, 2016 at 17:14

Greenpeace blockaded the ACC building in Wellington with 6,000 litres of dairy sewage ... watch this video to find out why. Take action here: http://grnpc.org/say-no-to-govt-funded-river-pollution #SaveOurRivers

Six Tonnes of Dairy Sewage Used to Blockade Capital City ACC Office

Press release | May 4, 2016 at 7:14

Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade ACC’s multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington.

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...

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016” following revelations it will keep...

Press release | April 28, 2016 at 10:40

This morning it’s been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealand’s last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018.

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...

Doomed Ruataniwha Scheme Should be Ditched by Council Tomorrow

Press release | April 26, 2016 at 11:25

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme looks doomed, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council should ditch it at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting, says Greenpeace today.

EU bows to US pressure to open door to new GMOs

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | April 26, 2016

People in Europe have massively rejected GMOs, and our governments have started to ban their cultivation , but agro­chemical companies have cooked up a new way to get GMOs onto the European market. They are claiming that GMOs which...

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | April 22, 2016

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to  do something  about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue...

Kiwis will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater, report reveals

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:52

Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change.

Stop Govt Funded River Pollution

Page | April 19, 2016 at 11:10

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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...

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...

From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 11, 2016

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

John Key Should Resign as Tourism Minister: Greenpeace

Press release | March 14, 2016 at 10:31

Key’s continued backing for intensive dairy irrigation schemes, which will increase pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams, means he is unfit for the tourism job, claims Greenpeace.

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears: Greenpeace Response

Press release | March 7, 2016 at 10:04

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the country’s biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

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...

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...

Reduce consumption

Page | November 10, 2015 at 9:13

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Tell Auckland Transport to shove it up their berms

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 28, 2015

I can relate to Dan. Like most of the inner-city dwelling 20-somethings, I had no idea what a berm was. That was until I found out that Auckland Transport was taking away the rights of ratepayers to cultivate roadside gardens. To me...

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Press release | October 6, 2015 at 10:42

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said:

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

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...

Start your own petition

Hub | April 9, 2015 at 11:32

TOKO.org.nz is Aotearoa’s first ever people powered petition platform. It’s for you to use to make the change you want to see in the world. TOKO enables you to launch, run and deliver your own campaign petition on just about anything, with all...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

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...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Experts dismay at Key's attack on the RMA

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 27, 2013

Good, clean and smart economic policy must be based on good, sensible environmental safeguards. It’s the only way we can look forward to a more prosperous future. Yet John Key’s government, under the guidance of economic hatchet man...

EU bans three bee-killer pesticides: a light of hope for bees and agriculture

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | May 6, 2013

The next time you see a bee buzzing around, it’s worthwhile remembering that much of the food we eat depends significantly on pollination these insects provide. But bees and other pollinators are declining globally, particularly in...

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:

Save the RMA

Action | March 19, 2013 at 10:30

Save New Zealand's Resource Management Act (RMA)

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | February 19, 2013

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

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...

Chinese children used in US-backed GE food trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan, GREENPEACE EAST ASIA | September 3, 2012

How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed a group of 24 children aged between six and eight years of age a potentially dangerous product that had yet to be tested on animals...

How will the world react if India says no to GE food?

Blog entry by Rajesh Krishnan | August 20, 2012

Genetically engineered (GE) food is a hot button topic in India. What happens here often sends ripples throughout the GE debate worldwide, but what happened last week is surely a major milestone. The Parliamentary Standing...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by nyoung | February 13, 2012

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by...

China says 'no' to genetically engineered rice

Blog entry by nyoung | February 2, 2012

It took seven years, teams of young campaigners and hordes of devoted supporters, but September 2011 the Chinese government finally said it was suspending the commercialisation of genetically-engineered (GE) rice. See the...

40 years of Inspiring Action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 16, 2011

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better...

Will Pure Advantage fulfill its promise?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 11, 2011

Last Thursday I attended the launch of the new Pure Advantage campaign – a campaign led by some of New Zealand’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. This group, which includes the likes of Sir Stephen Tindall,...

Month in Pictures - June 2011

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Month in Pictures - February 2011

Image gallery | March 7, 2011

Deep Green: Debt, Human Rights and Nature

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | February 17, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. “ For in the true nature of things, if we rightly ...

Tell David Carter to stop supporting Fonterra climate crimes

Action | February 11, 2011 at 12:40

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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.

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto | December 10, 2010

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it...

FACTSHEET: Genetic Engineering

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 14:56

Genetic engineering in our food and environment is unnecessary, unpredictable and poses serious threats to ecosystems and risks to our health.

Fonterra getting better only at 'greenwashing'

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 10, 2010

For the past two days I've been attending the International Dairy Federation's World Dairy Summit , in Auckland, as a delegate. This week, some of the world's most powerful players in the dairy industry have been in New Zealand to...

Now More Than Ever: A Message from Kumi Naidoo

Video | October 22, 2010 at 8:48

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses the need for urgent environmental action.

Fonterra has no answer

Blog entry by nyoung | October 8, 2010

UPDATE : The video has been viewed over 70,000 times since launch 7 days ago and we've celebrated by re-launching it on a brand new website at www.fonterra-secrets.com   Yesterday we launched a cheeky milk advertisement for...

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