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Dam decision huge victory against big irrigation - GreenpeaceDam decision huge...

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.

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.

Greenpeace Response to MPI’s Multi-Million Dollar Hand-Out for Irrigation Scheme

Press release | May 18, 2016 at 14:31

Responding to news today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will hand over millions of dollars to a controversial Canterbury industrial irrigation scheme, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Investment company requests urgent access to ratepayers’ $80m for controversial dam

Press release | July 8, 2016 at 6:28

An investment company is demanding the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council hand over $80 million of ratepayer money for a controversial and polluting dam, prior to formal checks and balances being completed.

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.

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.

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.

Why Piss is the Problem With Industrial Dairying in New Zealand

Blog entry by Gen Toop | May 2, 2016

It’s pretty obvious that letting cows wander into waterways, collapsing stream banks and defecating in the water is not good for our rivers. But the most serious freshwater health issue facing NZ’s waterways still involves cows but...

Too many holes in dam scheme

Blog entry by Gen Toop | June 24, 2016

Dodgy Ruataniwha Dam will destroy rivers and indebt farmers The Ruataniwha dam is one of the largest irrigation schemes planned in New Zealand.  If it goes ahead it will create more industrial dairy farms and pollute the rivers in...

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