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Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:46

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:48

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:50

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Greenpeace reforests Landcorp dairy farm

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 0:00

Everyone knows agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand's economy, however, our largest farmer - the Government-owned Landcorp - is putting the future of our most important industry and our clean green reputation at risk through large-scale...

Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming

Image | April 8, 2008 at 4:15

Greenpeace volunteer Tanith Carrington in the process of planting a tree as part of the Greenpeace reforestation activity on Landcorp land, near Taupo. Over 30 Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Greenpeace letter to Landcorp

Publication | April 8, 2008 at 4:23

Dear Mr Kelly Today, Greenpeace has replanted land at Tahorakuri Forest which Landcorp has converted from plantation forestry to industrial dairy, to start reversing the damage caused by Landcorp. In doing so we are demonstrating that the New...

Spades in boots

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2008

All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the...

Meanwhile in Wellington ...

Blog entry by Suse | April 8, 2008

Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE While our teams in Taupo did some extreme gardening , I went to the Landcorp headquarters in Wellington to deliver a letter outlining Landcorp's contribution to climate change and demanding...

Extreme gardening

Blog entry by Tia | April 8, 2008

Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our...

New Zealand government owned comany Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest

Image | April 9, 2008 at 0:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 9, 2008 at 2:54

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted dairy farm in Taupo by New Zealand Government owned company

Image | April 9, 2008 at 3:07

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Last refuge for scoundrels

Blog entry by Kathy | April 10, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior in Wellington with the Beehive in the background (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV There is a worrying trend among our political leaders to use an age-old but completely nonsensical and deplorable excuse for doing bad...

End of the tour but the fight goes on

Blog entry by Kathy | April 16, 2008

Waving goodbye to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Six weeks ago I packed my trunk in my bedroom in Grey Lynn Auckland, boarded a bus and rode downtown to Princes Wharf. There I walked up the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior. It...

Greenpeace welcomes Fed Farmers leader’s call for action on climate change

Press release | May 22, 2008 at 0:53

Greenpeace says it’s encouraged to see Federated Farmers President Charlie Pederson finally going in to bat for strong climate policy in New Zealand.

100 per cent pure misnomer – how clean green NZ is slipping from its perch.

Blog entry by Kathy | June 5, 2008

Land conversion happening in the Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo on the North Island. The land is being converted into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Greenpeace/John Cowpland Today New Zealand is playing host to the UN-sponsored...

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:37

The announcement from soya traders in Brazil to extend a moratorium on soya expansion, provides hope for the Amazon rainforest. We're not out of the woods yet, but this decision and the history of campaigning which got us here should be...

Pedersen’s parting shot: NZ’ders should pay even more for food

Press release | June 25, 2008 at 0:00

At a time when New Zealanders are already struggling with soaring food prices, outgoing President of Federated Farmers Charlie Pedersen is calling for them to fork out even more to pay for the agriculture sector’s emissions.

Pedersen’s parting shot way off target

Blog entry by jacko | June 26, 2008

I get really annoyed with the rants from departing industry heads as they try to ‘leave us wanting more’ before they exit stage left. And so it was with Charlie Pedersen, soon to be ex-federated farmers president. Yesterday he...

Weaning off the pasture crack

Blog entry by Kathy | August 6, 2008

Another fantastic edition of new magazine GOOD has just hit the shelves, with one of the highlights being the article “The Real Dirt on Dairy Farms” (see page 4). Written by environmental reporting stalwart Dave Hansford, the piece...

National policy again ignores the obvious

Press release | September 25, 2008 at 4:53

Greenpeace welcomes National Party plans to research the reduction of on-farm greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand, but says there’s plenty for farmers to be getting on with in the meantime.

Clean Streams sham shows need for dairy shift

Press release | October 2, 2008 at 0:38

The failure of the Clean Streams Accord shows the urgency of a shift to less intensive dairying in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Case studies

Page | October 5, 2008 at 22:01

Against the rush towards 1,000-cow dairy herds and mega-milk conglomerates, a handful of farmers are heading back to basics, and finding it’s working wonders.

Bovines on buses

Blog entry by Kathy | October 6, 2008

It’s not quite snakes on planes, but Greenpeace’s new advertising campaign featuring cows on buses certainly gives new meaning to the term “movable feast” (if you’re not a vegetarian that is). The ads are intended to highlight the work...

Who's paying the price?

Hub | October 12, 2008 at 22:30

Even when it is brought into the ETS, the sector will be subsidised by the taxpayer to the tune of 90 per cent of its emissions (due to the amount of free permit allocations given to it by the government).

Smartfarming goes lakeside!

Blog entry by Kathy | October 13, 2008

Greenpeace fundraiser Chris talks through our Smartfarming campaign. Greenpeace took its Smartfarming message to the Central North Island at the weekend, with a presence at the hugely successful three-day Taupo ECOshow . Attended by...

New Zealand Farming and Climate Change

Publication | October 22, 2008 at 0:00

Half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Yet there are ways to bring these emissions down without hurting farmers’ bottom lines.

Climate crime exposed

Feature story | October 28, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace took action against New Zealand's biggest contributor to climate change -- intensive corporate dairy farming.

DRAFT: Greenpeace submission 7001

Publication | October 28, 2008 at 3:42

Greenpeace submission on the 7001 application by AgResearch.

GE beast rears its ugly head

Blog entry by Nick | October 28, 2008

IN the heat of the fight against GE, Mothers Against Genetic Engineering ( Madge ) displayed seven billboards in Wellington and Auckland showing a naked woman with four breasts and GE branded on her backside.  We've been so...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:41

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:42

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy. Four activists locked on to equipment and another group rotary hoed...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:20

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Rotary hoeing "climate crime" into fresh pasture

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:59

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, rotary hoeing 4-metre high letters reading "climate crime" into fresh pasture. 2008 NOT FOR ARCHIVE OR RESALE

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:00

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:35

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:37

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:40

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008,Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Fighting climate crime - activists lock down logging operation

Blog entry by Nick | October 29, 2008

The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land. Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate. In...

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Monsanto's 7 Deadly Sins

Publication | November 1, 2008 at 0:00

Agro-chemical companies like Monsanto systematically conceal the truth about how much is understood about the risks and benefits of genetic engineering to farmers and consumers. In this briefing we deconstruct Monsanto’s ‘pledge’ to the world...

Fed Farmers bites the hand that feeds

Press release | November 3, 2008 at 21:16

Greenpeace has challenged Federated Farmers to tell consumers in its high yield export markets that it doesn’t give a toss about climate change.

Don the Swan Don!

Blog entry by Kathy | November 4, 2008

This is how good Fed Farmers President Don Nicholson would look in his personalised Swandri, if he was just brave enough to slip it on. Back in July, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to new Federated Farmers President Don...

Hate to say we told you so...

Blog entry by jacko | February 12, 2009

Corn Grenade But we did, Greenpeace along with many environmental groups and the majority of Kiwis said we didn't want genetically engineered (GE) crops and food. We said 'don't plant it outside of a contained laboratory because it...

Hannibal Lactater

Blog entry by Kathy | April 6, 2009

Saturday was agriculture’s day in the sun at the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, with delegates discussing options for reducing the sector’s growing greenhouse gas. New Zealand made a presentation during the day and then in the...

What we do

Hub | April 9, 2009 at 2:32

This issues we campaign on.

Germany bans Monsanto's maize

Feature story | April 15, 2009 at 22:44

We're thrilled with an historic victory against genetically engineered crops. Germany has just announced that it will become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810 - the only GE crop...

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