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Drought care of climate change - Carter

Press release | April 21, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is welcoming Agriculture Minister David Carter’s recognition that the drought affecting East Coast farmers is climate change-related (1).

VIDEO: GE Rice

Blog entry by nick | May 21, 2009

An important Public Service Announcement from Your Government and The Biotech Industry (represented here by chemical giant Bayer) pronouncing the benefits of Genetically Modified Rice strain - LL62. Barely tried and barely tested this...

Tried and true – Greenpeace takes smart farming message to Fieldays

Press release | June 9, 2009 at 0:00

Amidst the electric fence systems and EID Readers, visitors at this year’s Fieldays will find an old fashioned dairy offering free value-added dairy products and tips on how farmers can tackle and gain from climate change.

Bachelors and bottles – Greenpeace hits the Fieldays

Blog entry by Kathy | June 10, 2009

I’ve always liked milk bottles (the lolly variety that is). And I’m quite partial to rural bachelors. So I’m feeling quite at home here at the Fieldays. Apart from the sweets and blokes, the site is a seething mass of people and...

Day two at the Greenpeace Fielday dairy

Blog entry by Phil | June 11, 2009

Margaret Jones visits the Greenpeace dairy at fieldaysMargaret Jones is almost 90 but nothing is slowing down her personal crusade to make the world a better place. She’s been coming to the fieldays for 17 years promoting organic...

Day 3 at the Fieldays

Blog entry by jacko | June 12, 2009

Free samples of value added dairy products Well, it’s raining – and our dairy has turned into a ‘leaky building’. But, it’s only dripping on us and not the products or the punters, so all’s good. Yesterday was busy – a sunny day...

Hope emerges from Fieldays

Blog entry by sboxer | June 16, 2009

The economic downturn in dairying is New Zealand’s best chance for a farming revolution. Our ‘Tried and True’ dairy at the 2009 Fieldays worked a treat. We were able to communicate directly with the farming and rural sector about how...

To GE or not to GE?

Blog entry by jacko | June 23, 2009

Once again the release of some crazy genetic experiments have been foiled. A couple of weeks ago the High Court did what our so called ‘environmental risk’ management agency (ERMA) didn’t. The High Court effectively stopped the release...

Fonterra, industrial dairy and climate change

Video | July 9, 2009 at 10:33

A short video outlining the connection between Fonterra, industrial dairying and climate change.

An important message from a right wing capitalist

Blog entry by Geoff Ross | July 31, 2009

There's been some debate recently about the cost of setting emission reduction targets. To debate the costs is to have the wrong debate. It should be about the potential profit of emissions targets. New Zealand's biggest industries...

Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?

Video | August 11, 2009 at 8:30

Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate, this video explains how.

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Video | August 22, 2009 at 10:35

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

Rouge Alert:: Climate change threatens French wine

Feature story | September 6, 2009 at 23:20

Climate change would drive anyone to drink, but it seems that the drink won't be a nice French Pinot Noir. France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact...

Fonterra and Palm Kernel (PKE) imports

Page | September 9, 2009 at 22:39

A 2009 Greenpeace investigation revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

The naked truth about your favourite tipple

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 6, 2009

Greenpeace will go to whatever lengths it takes to save this poorly climate of ours - we'll even take our pants off. Over the weekend, 700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. The human art...

Fonterra's Climate Crimes: A call to action

Feature story | November 17, 2009 at 0:00

Just before dawn this morning Greenpeace activists shut down a mine pit at the Southland ‘New Vale’ lignite coalmine. This was the third of a series of actions targeting Fonterra’s climate crimes. Support is now building for a public protest at...

Public protest brings palm kernel and coal climate crimes to Fonterras door

Video | November 23, 2009 at 10:26

A human chain of protesters pile sacks labelled Fonterra palm kernel and Fonterra coal outside Fonterra's corporate headquarters, 24 November 2009, in protest of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the dairy giant's intensive farming practices.

Greenpeace warns of international backlash over mining plans

Press release | February 9, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning the Government it could face civil disobedience and an international backlash if it proceeds with mining on conservation land.

Monsanto admits their technology doesn't work!

Blog entry by nick | March 10, 2010

Reyes, one of our agriculture campaigners in India, shares her immediate thoughts on this 'first-of-its-kind' admission by Monsanto This was my Saturday's lyrics to breakfast in sunny Bangalore: Monsanto has decided to tell the...

Brazilian slaughterhouses fail to fully meet first deadline for stopping Amazon...

Feature story | April 7, 2010 at 0:00

In a meeting on April 5th with Greenpeace, the major slaughterhouses of Brazil — including JBS/Bertin, Marfrig and Minerva — showed insufficient progress to comply with the first step in the Zero Deforestation Agreement they signed six months ago...

Wallpapers

Multimedia hub | April 17, 2010 at 0:37

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Screensavers

Multimedia hub | April 17, 2010 at 0:58

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Wake up or become clones!

Blog entry by jacko | April 19, 2010

Okay, perhaps the headline is a tad sensationalist but after yesterday’s announcement that the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has approved genetically modified goats, sheep and cows at AgResearch’s Ruakura research...

We rebrand BP - can you do better?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 21, 2010

Our compatriots in the UK have launched a groundbreaking new competition, inviting designers, industry experts, and members of the public, to redesign oil giant BP’s logo to better reflect the company’s modus operandi.   The...

Drama at climate talks – NZ agriculture plans in the balance

Blog entry by Phil | June 10, 2010

I’m currently sitting in one of the main meeting rooms at the climate change negotiations in Bonn while a major drama is unfolding – one that will determine the fate of New Zealand’s agriculture proposal in these talks. Two days ago...

Picking Cotton

Photo essay | June 15, 2010 at 2:17

The choice between organic and genetically engineered cotton for farmers in South India. This photo-essay has been released to accompany a case study that shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically...

10 simple ways to use less oil

Blog entry by nick | July 8, 2010

This entry comes by popular request. A lot of people have been asking what they can do to use less oil, and reduce demand for the sticky stuff ruining beaches everywhere. Here's my top ten, feel free to add to it in comments: 1.

Photos & Video

Multimedia hub | August 3, 2010 at 10:03

Multimedia and interactive features including audio slide shows, photos, special reports and video on climate, oceans, forests, toxics, peace and disarmarment, sustainable agriclture, from our ships and from direct actions.

Smart farming

Page | August 4, 2010 at 19:36

smart farming link

Climate impacts in New Zealand

Page | August 4, 2010 at 19:53

Climate change is already being felt in New Zealand.

The Problem

Hub | August 6, 2010 at 11:42

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.

The Solution

Hub | August 6, 2010 at 11:46

Genetic Engineering. Corporate control of people's food. Over reliance on pesticides and herbicides are not the solutions. So what is? Ecological Farming. It's safe. It's do-able. And it's happening now. Help us support farming for the future.

Get involved

Hub | August 6, 2010 at 15:33

Greenpeace is the most effective environmental campaigning organisation on the planet. Our of the key factors to our effectiveness is you our supporters. And one of the things that makes us powerful is our ability to work together as more than 5...

Slideshows

Multimedia hub | August 10, 2010 at 11:23

Greenpeace slideshows and photo essays

Take action now

Hub | August 12, 2010 at 12:20

'Cyber activism' is a quick and easy way you can take action online to support our campaigns. Here is a list of current actions.

REDIRECT - shop

Page | August 17, 2010 at 14:57

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Climbers occupy Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic

Image | September 1, 2010 at 7:22

Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig is scaled by Greenpeace activists to demand an end to offshore drilling. The four climbers used RHIBS to dodge Danish Navy Commandos before climbing up the inside of the rig and hanging from it in tents...

Burger King ditches Sinar Mas palm oil

Blog entry by nyoung | September 3, 2010

The independent audit which Sinar Mas thought would absolve it of deforestation, peatland clearance and law-breaking is now exploding in front of its face like a firework in a munitions factory. Greenpeace campaigners and...

To the first follower

Blog entry by Juliette | September 13, 2010

A colleague forwarded a video about building a movement yesterday, and it made me think of the moment when we see a petition, or any online action suddenly taking off. But before I get started, watch the video: ...

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...

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 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...

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.

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...

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.

Tell David Carter to stop supporting Fonterra climate crimes

Action | February 11, 2011 at 12:40

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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 ...

Month in Pictures - February 2011

Image gallery | March 7, 2011

Month in Pictures - June 2011

Image gallery | July 1, 2011

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,...

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