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Emissions Trading-essential elements

Feature story | September 14, 2007 at 3:25

The NZ government is about to release its proposal for an emissions trading scheme to address climate change.

Govt emissions trading scheme falls short

Feature story | September 20, 2007 at 0:00

There is no doubt that climate change is a big problem that requires bold action from all of us. The Government's announcement of an emissions trading scheme intended to tackle climate change is a good thing, but unfortunately it falls well short...

Farming and climate change

Blog entry by geoff | February 15, 2008

New Zealand's farmers are currently experiencing a severe drought that dairy farmer cooperative Fonterra warns may cost farmers $500M. The Government has been meeting with farmers this week to arrange a support package. The effects...

Emissions trading in the dairy sector

Blog entry by Nick | February 20, 2008

Tim Cronshaw had a very one sided article in the Press yesterday about what the Government's 'Emissions Trading Scheme' (ETS) may cost dairy farmers to reduce their emissions from cows, on the farm and energy used in the...

Agriculture and climate change

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:48

New Zealand is unique amongst developed countries in that almost half of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture sector. One third of these emissions are from nitrous oxide (from livestock urine, manure and artificial fertiliser)...

What the heck are we doing here?

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

It was after about 11 hours of running between bunk and toilet late yesterday that I began to ask myself: "what the $%#@ am I doing? Is this really worth it? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME????!?!". Which brings me to what I am doing.

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms.

Greenpeace reveal Dairy expansion out of control

Press release | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers are currently replanting over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Q&A: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Questions and Answers. Greenpeace revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

BRIEFING: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

The New Zealand Government’s expansion of industrial dairy increasing climate change. Greenpeace has revealed through the Governments own figures and through investigative photo and video documentation the true extent of the expansion of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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).

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...

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.

Fonterra, industrial dairy and climate change

Video | September 10, 2009 at 8:39

How Fonterra contributes to New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions and threatens New Zealand's clean green brand.

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.

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