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Terminator terminated!

Feature story | March 28, 2006 at 0:00

Pressure on the NZ Government by grassroots activists, and cyber-activists has payed off! At pivotal negotiations over the last two weeks in Curitiba, Brazil, the NZ Government bowed to pressure from all sides and softened its obstructive...

The end of organic crops?

Feature story | April 6, 2006 at 0:00

"This year I will again sow maize. But if it is again contaminated [with genetically engineered maize] I will abandon the growing of organic maize. It is obvious that I cannot carry on my shoulders the episodes of contamination like these, year...

Censorship: Greenpeace France ordered to remove information about GE field locations

Feature story | July 28, 2006 at 0:00

If you fly over the south of France you might be tempted to believe that aliens have landed with a huge crop circle appearing in a field of maize. But the aliens aren't from a distant galaxy; it is GE maize from the laboratory of Monsanto -- that...

Top rice exporters say no to genetically engineered rice

Feature story | November 28, 2006 at 0:00

Good news: the world's first and second largest exporters of rice have agreed to shun genetically engineered (GE) varieties. A recent agreement between rice traders from Thailand and Vietnam protects half the crop traded on the world market from...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

New GE-Free Food Guide out now!

Feature story | January 30, 2008 at 0:00

The eagerly awaited sixth edition of Greenpeace's popular GE Free Food Guide is now out!

GE Free Food Guide - 6th Edition

Blog entry by Nick | January 31, 2008

The sixth edition of our very popular GE Free Food guide was released this week. You can grab a copy at one of the many outlets around the country stocking the guide, you can download a PDF version to print or you can simply...

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...

A quick response to the forest friendly furniture guide

Blog entry by Nick | February 26, 2008

The Forest Friendly Furniture guide released last month has made a splash almost straight away - and that's before we've sent it out to the 40,000 Greenpeace members. The Warehouse scored well and lost no time on making sure that...

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.

The Mysterious Pumpkin caper…

Blog entry by Kathy | March 12, 2008

The great pumpkin caper (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov Gisborne really is everything they say it is – hot, sunny and very friendly! Friendly incident 1: After a gallant entry into the Harbour, we were welcomed by members of a local iwi with...

A day in Gisborne

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Open boat talks (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov I take it all back! Gisborne is a meteorological chocolate box. I woke at 4:30am to pouring rain, an open cabin hatch and a developing puddle on the floor. And the rain pretty much didn't stop...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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