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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.

Leaked report shows climate must be key election issue

Press release | September 4, 2017 at 11:23

Responding to the leaked Ministry for the Environment report that estimates $19 billion of property is at risk in New Zealand from the effects of climate change, Greenpeace climate campaigner Kate Simcock says:

Government’s agriculture research fund pitiful

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 15:32

Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will be setting up a new $400,000 scholarship programme for agricultural greenhouse gas research, Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Genevieve Toop, says:

Greenpeace’s Taitu crew plead Not Guilty in historic climate court case

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 8:34

Greenpeace and the activists charged under the ‘Anadarko Amendment’ after swimming in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship, have pleaded Not Guilty.

Greens Ban the Bag policy needs to happen sooner

Press release | August 27, 2017 at 12:35

Greenpeace is welcoming the Green Party’s commitment to ban single-use plastic bags.

Greenpeace tells farming leadership - show us the substance

Press release | August 22, 2017 at 16:53

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted.

Greenpeace activists stop Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic

Press release | August 18, 2017 at 8:12

A New Zealander is among a group of activists who have halted a Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic.

Microbead policy a “good start” - Greenpeace urges Government to ban the bags

Press release | August 17, 2017 at 16:15

Greenpeace is welcoming the Government’s latest announcement on microbeads as a good start.

Super Fund’s $950m fossil fuel divestment an “aha” moment for NZ economy

Press release | August 15, 2017 at 14:48

Greenpeace is calling the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s just-announced $950 million divestment from big polluters an “aha” moment for the country’s economy.

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...

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