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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.

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...

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.

The Problem

Page | September 14, 2016 at 13:08

Industrial dairying has failed. Take your pick of victim - our rivers, climate, farmers, reputation - they’ve all taken a battering.

The Solution

Page | September 14, 2016 at 13:21

Greenpeace is not and never has been “anti-farming”. In fact we see working with the land to produce food to feed people as one of the best professions around.

What do over 5 million cows + relaxed environmental regulations equal?

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | February 3, 2016

Answer? A fresh water crisis. Gone are the days of Aussies telling Kiwi sheep jokes. In the past 20 years, sheep,  pine trees and shrub have made way for more and more cows,  mostly for intensive dairying.   At the same time our...

Havelock, water and Ruataniwha - it's time to join the dots

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | August 24, 2016

In the last two weeks, roughly 4500 adults and children have been struck down with a waterborne gastro illness found in Havelock North’s water supply. That’s a third of the town’s entire population. Most likely source? Ruminant...

Ruataniwha dam down but not out… yet

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 9, 2016

The proposed Ruataniwha Dam is the poster child of Big Irrigation.   It stands as a symbol of the Government's agenda to prop up industrial dairying despite the fact that it’s poisoning our waterways and indebting farmers. ...

Is there a dirty big irrigation scheme planned near you?

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | September 2, 2016

In the last two weeks, one third of people in Havelock North have fallen ill with a gastro illness that originated in the town’s water supply. The source? Most likely contamination from cows, sheep or deer. By all accounts the...

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