Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, September 20th, 2019 - 19 comments
“New Zealand does not face stark choices between having a dairy sector versus having clean waterways. Experience shows that, by focusing on profits, not production, farms can increase their economic returns and reduce their impact on the environment.”
Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, February 27th, 2018 - 49 comments
The initial response from right wingers online to the news that National’s new leader is Simon Bridges is a big meh.
Written By: - Date published: 6:36 am, February 1st, 2018 - 41 comments
“We can’t burn existing fossil fuel reserves if we are to avoid climate catastrophe.” – Russell Norman.
Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, October 26th, 2017 - 28 comments
With the change in Government who will be the new movers and shakers in Wellington and who will have their influence diminished?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 3rd, 2017 - 91 comments
Climate, water, conservation. Whoever forms government now has a citizenry with high expectations for the environment.
Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, April 11th, 2017 - 27 comments
Thank you Greenpeace, and specifically thank you Russel Norman and the crew of the Taitu, for taking to the seas to fight this little battle in the most important struggle of our age.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, April 3rd, 2017 - 22 comments
The lobbying body for fishing industry and Nathan Guy who is the responsible minister think there is no conflict of interest in the lobbying body inheriting huge powers previously held by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 2nd, 2017 - 59 comments
“Yours is an honourable mission with the power to bring alive the conscience of the world”
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments
Greenpeace protestors are blockading an oil conference in New Plymouth. “If we’re to have a future, oil can have no future.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, November 12th, 2016 - 1 comment
Greenpeace on Auckland Council joining others around the country in opposing deep sea oil drilling.
Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016 - 13 comments
Congratulations and thanks to the people of Northland!
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, September 21st, 2016 - 23 comments
You have to wonder about the quality of some of the economic process control that goes on for National’s politically important subsidies to the farming industry. A economic review of a Wairarapa Water application for second stage feasibility funding from the Irrigation Acceleration Fund for the “Black Creek” and “Tividale” irrigation schemes makes it look like government funded boondoggle.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 21st, 2016 - 17 comments
Greenpeace: We are live at the oil industry conference in Auckland. Through non-violent peaceful civil disobedience, we intend to send the strongest message we can that New Zealand must join the global fight to quit oil and meet the greatest challenge of our time – climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, March 18th, 2016 - 6 comments
Greenpeace is planning a day of peaceful civil disobedience in support of real climate change action this Monday March 21. And big oil has a conference at Sky City in Auckland on that date.
Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, November 24th, 2015 - 33 comments
This morning Greenpeace activists occupied a NIWA oil and gas exploration vessel. #ClimbItChange
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 26th, 2015 - 47 comments
“Key told not to attend Paris and to pull NZ delegation”.
“It would be better for humanity if John Key were to stay home, and instruct Minister Groser and the delegation to do likewise.”
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, April 7th, 2015 - 74 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, October 12th, 2014 - 23 comments
Greenpeace’s effective social media has persuaded Lego to end a long standing arrangement with Shell.
Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, July 15th, 2014 - 55 comments
Greenpeace has been told by the Electoral Commission that its Climate Voter Website requires third party authorisation and that a cap on the amount that can be spent applies. There is an exception in the law if the site is a “news media” site which is paradoxically the same defence Cameron Slater is running in his case against Matt Blomfield justifying his refusal to disclose who his informant is. The sense of irony is strong here …
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, December 17th, 2013 - 193 comments
On their usual friday bad news dump (such a large amount of it these days), the National government dropped this clanger. Greenpeace was right and John Key is a moron when it comes to geology and evidently about risk assessment. We held it over to get past the National’s Monday morning bad news clutter.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, August 21st, 2013 - 46 comments
John Key (the PM who has on multiple occasions overspent the budget on his own protection staff) really dug himself a hole when he accused opposition leaders of wanting to “run for the hills” in case of a terrorist attack. Not only did David Shearer get to remind him of the occasions that he has been under fire – and run to help – but now some other voices have chimed in too.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, April 2nd, 2013 - 43 comments
The Nats have sold favours to Hollywood, to Sky City, to Rio Tinto (work in progress), and now with the “Petrobras law” it looks very much like they’re selling us out on our right to protest too.
Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, February 8th, 2013 - 32 comments
Yesterday the New Plymouth District court sentenced eight Greenpeace activists for their actions last year, in a protest against Arctic oil exploration. I think we all owe these activists a vote of thanks (and I think the Court’s judgement was pretty reasonable on this occasion).
Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, September 4th, 2012 - 13 comments
Greenpeace has a case in front of the Court of Appeal today. It is going to be important for any number of small charities who do some advocacy work that may be considered to be ‘political’.
But Greenpeace deserves a resounding cheer for taking this case when it is far more important to other advocates from poverty groups to churches to climate deniers than it is to themselves.