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Councillor’s conflict of interest over controversial $1b dam exposed

Press release | June 10, 2016 at 9:52

It’s been revealed that a Hawke’s Bay Regional councillor could stand to make money if the Council approves a controversial and polluting dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion.

Greenpeace launches legal challenge against controversial $1b dam plan

Press release | June 22, 2016 at 10:17

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers.

Thousands of NZ'ers call on Hawke's Bay Regional Council to scrap dam

Press release | August 24, 2016 at 8:32

New Zealanders in their thousands are calling on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam, in the wake of the gastro outbreak.

Hawke’s Bay water management issues show Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped

Press release | August 26, 2016 at 12:57

The shambles that is water management in Hawke’s Bay is another reason the Ruataniwha Dam must be scrapped, says Greenpeace.

Russel Norman to ACC: don't invest in Ruataniwha Dam

Press release | September 8, 2016 at 8:50

Greenpeace NZ Executive Director Russel Norman has written to ACC Investment Manager Nicholas Bagnall, warning him against investing in the controversial Ruataniwha Dam.

BREAKING: Greenpeace uplifts Ruataniwha dam site office – returns to sender

Press release | September 13, 2016 at 12:04

Greenpeace has uplifted the site office of the proposed Ruataniwha Dam and delivered it to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offices in Napier.

Greenpeace demands end to public subsidies for irrigation after damning report

Press release | September 21, 2016 at 7:23

Greenpeace is demanding an end to public subsidies for large-scale irrigation projects, after a report revealed the Government has thrown millions of dollar at a proposed irrigation project in the Wairarapa that doesn’t stack up financially.

Anti-dam billboards go up around Hawke’s Bay

Press release | September 27, 2016 at 10:00

Greenpeace is erecting anti-Ruataniwha billboards around Hawke’s Bay this morning, two weeks out from the close of voting in regional council elections.

Dam promoters look to acquire land under Public Works Act

Press release | September 28, 2016 at 15:59

In an extraordinary move, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment company has said it’s taking the first step in the process of acquiring land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam under the Public Works Act.

Greenpeace welcomes Hawke’s Bay anti-dam council

Press release | October 9, 2016 at 11:13

Greenpeace has welcomed the preliminary results of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election, saying the new council's top priority must be to ditch the Ruataniwha dam.

New Regional Council must drop Supreme Court dam bid

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 15:37

Greenpeace is calling on the new Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to abandon its fight to the Supreme Court over conservation land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam.

NZ taxpayers forced to fund dirty rivers, again.

Press release | November 24, 2016 at 12:35

New Zealand taxpayers are again being forced to prop up the Hurunui irrigation dams and will get dirty rivers and increasing rural debt in return, Greenpeace said today.

Greenpeace calls out meaningless moratorium

Press release | December 14, 2016 at 10:53

Greenpeace is calling out the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on a so-called moratorium on the Ruataniwha dam.

Irrigation attack - Greenpeace says public frustration about dirty rivers spilling over

Press release | January 18, 2017 at 13:31

Greenpeace says a $40,000 attack on a farmer’s irrigation machinery could be a sign of overwhelming public frustration about polluted rivers.

Swimmable rivers: Greenpeace says look below the surface.

Press release | February 23, 2017 at 17:53

Greenpeace is encouraging voters to look below the surface of the Government’s new announcement on swimmable rivers.

Havelock contamination scandal not a one off

Press release | May 10, 2017 at 14:21

Greenpeace is warning of more Havelock North’s if New Zealand doesn't start managing the intersection between industrial agriculture and water.

DairyNZ undermining environmental efforts of dairy farmers across NZ

Press release | May 16, 2017 at 12:58

Greenpeace is calling on DairyNZ and other dairy leadership to stop undermining the efforts of dairy farmers to clean up waterways.

Government’s 'absence of a backbone' destroying New Zealand’s rivers

Press release | May 18, 2017 at 12:30

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to end public subsidies to think-big irrigation schemes that will create new intensive dairy farms and more freshwater pollution.

Labour’s freshwater policy more ambitious than Govt but still has some leaks in it.

Press release | June 9, 2017 at 20:01

Major tourism, conservation and recreation organisations behind Freshwater Rescue Plan, announced yesterday, compare Labour’s water policy to their seven step plan.

Too Many Cows Could Make Us Sick - New Greenpeace NZ Report

Press release | June 28, 2017 at 11:06

Greenpeace activists are taking over Parliament lawn this lunchtime with a herd of dairy cows. They’re launching a new report which links the intensification of livestock farming with the safety of our drinking water.

Pressure on as Freshwater Rescue Plan gains support

Press release | July 18, 2017 at 9:35

The campaign for better water quality is continuing to gather support, with organisations representing half a million members and supporters now backing the recently launched Freshwater Rescue Plan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Doomed Ruataniwha Scheme Should be Ditched by Council Tomorrow

Press release | April 26, 2016 at 11:25

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme looks doomed, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council should ditch it at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting, says Greenpeace today.

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016” following revelations it will keep...

Press release | April 28, 2016 at 10:40

This morning it’s been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealand’s last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018.

Six Tonnes of Dairy Sewage Used to Blockade Capital City ACC Office

Press release | May 4, 2016 at 7:14

Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade ACC’s multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington.

Ruataniwha Dam plan dead in the dirty water?

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 14:07

In response to the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favour of Forest and Bird over the DOC land swap for the Ruataniwha Dam (1) Greenpeace Agriculture Spokesperson Genevieve Toop said:

Thumbs up for controversial Greenpeace TV ad

Press release | January 8, 2017 at 18:49

The Dairy Industry has failed in its attempts to shut down a hard-hitting TV ad by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace calls on the Dairy Industry to come clean about its plans for expansion

Press release | January 10, 2017 at 17:30

Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers.

Dairy Bosses’ climate change plan is “all talk and no trousers”

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 14:44

Greenpeace says the Dairy Industry’s new “action plan” on climate change is completely lacking in any form of serious action.

Dam decision huge victory against big irrigation

Press release | July 6, 2017 at 13:33

Greenpeace says today’s court decision over the Ruataniwha Dam is a major victory in the struggle against big irrigation and the nationwide intensification of dairying.

Greenpeace says council decision means dam is dead

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 10:46

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council appears to have hammered the last nail in the coffin of the Ruataniwha Irrigation Dam.

Greenpeace activists lock themselves inside Canterbury irrigation pipes

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 5:53

Greenpeace is bringing construction of an enormous irrigation scheme to a halt this morning.

We’ll be back vows Greenpeace after successful pipeline protest in Canterbury

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 19:55

Tonight Greenpeace activists have brought their pipeline protest in Canterbury to a successful end.

Labour’s Plan to Cull Irrigation Fund a Watershed Policy for Clean Rivers

Press release | August 9, 2017 at 12:07

Greenpeace have welcomed Labour’s commitment to ditch National’s $480 million taxpayer fund for new irrigation schemes.

Big Irrigation’s “death-grip” costs farmers more than water charge would: Greenpeace

Press release | August 12, 2017 at 12:45

“Farming leadership and politicians are scaremongering by using false facts on water pricing proposals in their latest effort to keep the dairy industry free of accountability for polluted rivers,” says Greenpeace’s Senior Campaign Advisor Steve...

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.

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.

John Key Should Resign as Tourism Minister: Greenpeace

Press release | March 14, 2016 at 10:31

Key’s continued backing for intensive dairy irrigation schemes, which will increase pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams, means he is unfit for the tourism job, claims Greenpeace.

Greenpeace at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to push for end to dam

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 9:36

Greenpeace will use today’s monthly Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting to pressure councillors to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam.

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.

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 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.

New Zealanders will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater,...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:52

Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change.

Government must end industrial dairying subsidies in light of damning greenhouse gas...

Press release | May 21, 2016 at 10:27

Auckland, 21 May 2016: The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand's emissions are at their highest level since 1990 and have increased 23% in 24 years.

Govt plan for Hawke’s Bay glosses over dam risks

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 11:33

A regional growth plan announced by the Government in the Hawke’s Bay today ignores the environmental fallout of the Ruataniwha Dam and the fact taxpayers will be burdened with the cost of building it, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace welcomes Landcorp’s landmark palm kernel ban

Press release | August 8, 2016 at 10:07

A major move by Landcorp to rid New Zealand farms of rainforest-destroying palm kernel has been welcomed by Greenpeace.

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