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Greenpeace exposes dairy incursion into Mackenzie country

Press release | May 9, 2018 at 7:38

Greenpeace has released drone video footage revealing a major dairy incursion into wilderness country in the Mackenzie.

More than half of NZers say too many cows - Greenpeace poll

Press release | May 7, 2018 at 18:04

A Horizon opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace reveals that 52 percent of Kiwis think are too many cows for our waterways to cope with.

Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business...

Press release | April 20, 2018 at 15:00

"Up til now there’s been a lot of emphasis on encouraging people to change their habits around single use plastics, says Greenpeace New Zealand plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma. "Sadly these actions alone aren’t going to be enough to save our...

Wake up call on NZ land use

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 18:44

Today sees another damning report on the deteriorating health of NZ’s environment. The Ministry for the Environment has released Our Land 2018 which reveals that the large scale conversion and intensification of dairying is a key driver of...

End of Govt-funded irrigation a huge win for rivers and for people power

Press release | April 5, 2018 at 18:28

The Government has today announced that it has cut public funding for large-scale irrigation through Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL).

Even the banks are saying we need climate action

Press release | April 4, 2018 at 11:18

The final myth standing in the way of climate action has been busted thanks to research released this morning by one of New Zealand’s largest banks showing inaction on climate change will cost the country billions.

Agriculture campaign timeline

Page | April 3, 2018 at 8:35

Here's a timeline of the Greenpeace NZ agriculture campaign.

Greenpeace calls for Govt inquiry into spy agency to include MBIE

Press release | March 16, 2018 at 9:16

Greenpeace has asked the State Services Commission to expand its investigation into the use of Thompson and Clark by a government agency to include Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, after OIA requests revealed the Ministry has also...

A global report out today could present a major opportunity for New Zealand agriculture.

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 18:01

The Greenpeace International document released this evening exposes the catastrophic environmental impacts of industrial meat and dairy farming.

Richie McCaw fails to convert - Fonterra’s PR falling flat?

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 20:52

A Government report just out, seems to suggest that Fonterra’s flashy PR campaign to promote intensive dairy might be failing.

Helen Clark Joins Tidal Wave Of Support To Ban The Bag

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 13:08

Helen Clark, Dr Jane Goodall and actor Sam Neill are among the growing list asking the New Zealand Government for a total ban on single-use plastic bags.

What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:44

Images of Sam Neill chowing down on a plastic bag are doing the rounds on social media.

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.

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...

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 8:48

Wednesday, 31 January:Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the world’s largest seismic blasting ship this morning,and locked themselves to it.

Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

Press release | January 16, 2018 at 9:28

Greenpeace has today launched a campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on Earth - a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic.

“Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil

Press release | January 5, 2018 at 12:30

Friday, January 5: In the case brought against the Norwegian Government by Greenpeace Norway for granting new oil licenses to drill in the Arctic, the Oslo District Court reached a decision yesterday afternoon, Norwegian time.

Irrigation industry gift is bad news for rivers

Press release | December 21, 2017 at 18:18

The Irrigation Industry’s opening up an early Christmas present. A $180,000 gift which was never meant for them, according to Greenpeace.

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last

Press release | December 20, 2017 at 17:24

Greenpeace says today's permit issued by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is very disappointing and must be the last if the Government are true to their word on climate change.

Greenpeace damn concerned public money still being spent on polluting rivers

Press release | December 8, 2017 at 10:53

Greenpeace is seeking urgent clarification from the Agriculture and Environment Ministers Damien O'Connor and David Parker on a media report today that irrigation is still being publicly funded.

Greenpeace calls out Shane Jones for muddying the waters

Press release | December 5, 2017 at 10:47

Greenpeace is calling out the new labour-led government for muddying the waters on its promise to end state funding of irrigation and clean up rivers.

DairyNZ’s latest water plan a gutless betrayal

Press release | November 22, 2017 at 9:45

Shortly after Fonterra released its highly criticised freshwater plan last week, Dairy NZ has followed suit and released their “strategy” to clean up New Zealand's rivers.

New Zealand’s rivers need more than empty headlines from Fonterra

Press release | November 16, 2017 at 10:57

Fonterra has launched a “plan” to clean up New Zealand’s waterways but Greenpeace says the dairy giant has failed to address the cow in the room.

Targets a good first step but Fonterra must reduce the dairy herd

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 16:42

Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a “gaping hole” in the plan.

Greenpeace transforms Parliament lawn into a riverbed

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 13:09

Politicians might have to carry out a river-crossing to get to work today.

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.

United Nations showcases kiwi farmers featured in Greenpeace film ‘The Regenerators’

Press release | November 10, 2017 at 13:11

The United Nations has turned a few Kiwi’ farmers into international role models for their efforts to combat water pollution and climate change by farming in a new way.

Greenpeace on Speech from the Throne: Bold words now need bold action

Press release | November 9, 2017 at 11:16

Greenpeace is applauding the new Labour-led Government on yesterday’s Speech from the Throne, which focused heavily on the significant challenges New Zealand faces around water quality and climate change.

Sarah Thomson’s “epic” court battle gives strong mandate for climate action

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 17:07

In June this year, 26-year old Hamilton law student, Sarah Thomson, spent five days in court challenging the Government over climate change targets she called “unambitious and irrational”. The case was the first of its kind in New Zealand.

“Hearing is believing”: Scientist exposes impacts of oil blasting on NZ blue...

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 10:43

A renowned marine ecologist at Oregon State University has laid bare the harmful impacts that seismic blasting for oil has on New Zealand’s marine life, including the blue whale.

Close the back door on big irrigation

Press release | October 25, 2017 at 11:21

Greenpeace is warning of possible backdoor taxpayer funding for big irrigation schemes.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Election 2017 ENGO Letter to political leadership

Publication | October 1, 2017 at 11:39

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.

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.

New Government must take action on environment - Greenpeace

Press release | September 24, 2017 at 12:23

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. And Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do.

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.

Labour and Greens confirm commitment to restoring democracy in Christchurch following...

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 16:38

Labour MP Megan Woods is promising to return Canterbury’s regional council, ECan, to a democratically elected council.

Water activists flood into Ecan offices to save rivers

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 9:04

Christchurch, 14 September: Pro-democracy water campaigners have taken over the regional council offices in Christchurch today.

FAQ for September 14th Peaceful Disobedience

Blog entry by Andrew Tobert | September 13, 2017

If you’ve got loads of burning questions and want to know more then come along to the briefing on Wednesday, September 13th at Halo, 66B Wharenui Road.  Make sure you’re registered to get updates. How long do I have to stay?

Save Our Rivers: Peaceful Civil Disobedience

Blog entry by Andrew Tobert | September 13, 2017

Construction has started on huge irrigation schemes in Canterbury. When they start working, it’s going to be disastrous for our rivers - most of which are already struggling. More irrigation means more cows and that means more...

Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

Blog entry by Andrew Tobert | September 12, 2017

The day started early, or late, depending on your perspective. We met the night before in Christchurch. People had travelled from across New Zealand at a moment’s notice - one group had even driven from Dunedin. The energy was high.

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.

Greenpeace uses lightning occupation to shut down big irrigation scheme

Press release | September 7, 2017 at 6:35

Greenpeace activists and locals have taken over a dam construction site in central Canterbury this morning - defying legal threats from a big irrigation company.

Lightning Occupation of Central Plains Water

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 7, 2017

We had to go for it. At the crack of dawn today, a team of our activists began an occupation of the Central Plains Water (CPW) irrigation dam. If you want to join us - we’re on Coxs Road, Springfield. Time is of the essence, and...

Government’s agriculture research fund pitiful

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 15:32

Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will be setting up a new $400,000 scholarship programme for agricultural greenhouse gas research, Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Genevieve Toop, says:

The dairy farmer's daughter who locked herself inside an irrigation pipe to protest...

Blog entry by Rosemary Penwarden | August 26, 2017

I'm inside a pipe on the Canterbury Plains with Olga from Greenpeace. We each have an arm secured into a tube inside a two and a half metre irrigation pipe. We're in a ditch between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. Our pipe is one of...

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