Posts Tagged ‘greenpeace’

Greenpeace isn’t a charity, it’s a necessity

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 22nd, 2018 - 51 comments

Greenpeace’s press release on the Charities Board decision not to grant the environmental organisation charity status.

Right wing activists are not happy Bridges is leader

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.

Climate activists threatened with “draconian” Anadarko Amendment

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.

Who are the most influential in Wellington now?

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?

The Great Australian Bight honest Government ad

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 4 comments

The Australian Government just released this ad about the Great Australian Bight and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. 🌎🐋

The environmental open letter to political party leaders

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.

The Rainbow Warrior was sunk 32 years ago today

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 10th, 2017 - 19 comments

Thirty two years ago today the French Government committed an act of Terrorism on New Zealand soil on a peaceful organisation dedicated to protecting our environment.

Greenpeace’s Taitu confronts oil exploration ship

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.

Conflict of interest what conflict of interest?

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.

Greenpeace got themselves a bigger boat…

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”

Greenpeace protesting oil conference in New Plymouth

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.”

Auckland Council opposes deep sea drilling

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.

Statoil leaves Northland, Greenpeace announce summer of Climate Action

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016 - 13 comments

Congratulations and thanks to the people of Northland!

A MPI boondoggle subsidy for Wairarapa land speculators?

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.

PETITION: Stop Govt. funded river pollution

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 8th, 2016 - 4 comments

Help get the petition to 45,000.

Greenpeace action – live

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.

Greenpeace day of action on 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.

Greenpeace – Climb It Change – protest

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

Embarrassment turns to spite

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, October 4th, 2015 - 40 comments

Parliamentary Services have marred what might otherwise have been a showcase example of how public protest is treated in New Zealand.

NZ doing more harm than good on climate change

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.”

Greenpeace activism

Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, July 5th, 2015 - 23 comments

Herald columnist Paul Little has done some good stuff in the past, but today’s effort on Greenpeace is a disgrace. Nothing but ill-informed prejudice on parade.

Greenpeace activists on oil rig

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, April 7th, 2015 - 74 comments

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Greenpeace shows everything is not awesome for Shell

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.

Dear Greenpeace – difficult cases make bad law

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 …

NRT: Who’s scaremongering now?

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.

When fear tactics backfire 2 – and GCSB roundup

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.

Bridges can’t even lie straight in bed

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 pm, July 17th, 2013 - 60 comments

They say you can tell a pathological liar by the fact they’re no longer just lying about the big stuff, but start telling petty, irrelevant lies that hardly even seem worth it.

Democracy for sale

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.

Thank you activists

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).

Greenpeace – working for others.

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.

The courage of their convictions

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, February 26th, 2012 - 68 comments

While most of us talk about “saving the world” some people act.

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