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Thursday, 12 May 2022
Environment 6:07AM
Campaigners celebrate win as Auckland Council rejects Pakiri sand mining

AUCKLAND — A proposal to mine sand off Pakiri beach has been rejected by Auckland Council in a move local groups are celebrating as a huge environmental win.


Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Water 9:19AM
Taumata Arowai water proposals "wolf in sheep's clothing" - Greenpeace

A stoush is brewing between Greenpeace and the Government’s new drinking water regulator Taumata Arowai.


Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Water 2:48AM
Government proposing increase of highly toxic substances in drinking water

Greenpeace and the Pesticide Action Network today expressed "outrage" that Taumata Arowai is proposing to increase the permissible amount of 17 toxic chemicals, substances and radioactive materials in New Zealander’s drinking water.


Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Environment 11:22AM
L'Oreal commits to end role in deforestation

L’Oreal, the world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, has committed to remove forest destruction from its products by 2020.


Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Crime 11:58AM
Greens welcome police investigation into illegal GCSB spying

A police investigation into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s illegal interception of Kim Dotcom’s communications needs to be comprehensive and thorough, the Green Party said today.


Friday, 9 March 2012
Food 11:38AM
Sealord ignoring global shift to greener tuna fishing

Sealord is ignoring a global trend by canned tuna retailers taking steps to protect tuna stocks from overfishing, says Greenpeace.


Thursday, 8 March 2012
Food 8:06AM
US retailer says no to Ross Sea seafood

A third US retailer has announced it will not stock seafood from Antartica’s Ross Sea for environmental reasons, reports Greenpeace.


Saturday, 3 March 2012
Environment 12:03PM
Undercover investigation proves Cottonsoft's link to illegal rainforest destruction

An Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) mill in Indonesia that produced paper used to make Cottonsoft-branded toilet paper sold here in New Zealand has been exposed by a Greenpeace investigation as having regularly milled ramin, a rainforest species protected by both international and Indonesian law (1).


Monday, 27 February 2012
Environment 8:34AM
Flood of support online boosts Arctic drillship protest

AUCKLAND — The occupation of Shell Arctic drillship Noble Discover has continued for a third day.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Environment 8:43AM
Rena 'ghost birds' appear in Auckland

AUCKLAND CITY — This morning 150 original art prints made from a little blue penguin killed by the Rena disaster appeared along Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road.


Monday, 5 December 2011
Environment 8:36AM
New report shows massive carbon footprint of Fonterra's PKE imports

A new report released today by Greenpeace New Zealand reveals that the 1.4 million tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) imported into New Zealand during the 2010/2011 dairy season, could have produced up to 8.9 million tonnes of carbon emissions (1).


Sunday, 4 December 2011
Agriculture 11:22AM
New report shows massive carbon footprint of Fonterra's PKE imports

A new report released today by Greenpeace New Zealand reveals that the 1.4 million tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) imported into New Zealand during the 2010/2011 dairy season, could have produced up to 8.9 million tonnes of carbon emissions (1).


Friday, 2 December 2011
Marine 4:52PM
Kiwi's footage of tuna scandal gains global audience

A New Zealand whistleblower’s shocking footage of marine life dying at the hands of industrial tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean has gained a global audience.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Environment 8:24AM
Greenpeace rebuffs Cottonsoft attack

AUCKLAND — Auckland, 21st November 2011: Greenpeace confirmed that it stands 100 per cent behind the investigation which proved that samples of toilet paper manufactured by Cottonsoft contain Indonesian rainforest fibre.


Friday, 18 November 2011
Marine 8:49AM
Greenpeace releases shocking whistleblower footage of marine life killed by tuna fishery

AUCKLAND — Greenpeace today released shocking footage and images of whales and a marlin and ray dying at the hands of industrial tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Marine 8:28AM
Petrobras field the source of serious deep sea oil leak off

Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company that is intending to drill for oil in up to 3100 metres of water off the East Cape, is the part-owner of an oil field northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where a serious oil leak has developed.


Monday, 14 November 2011
Government 9:00AM
French nuclear giant EDF convicted of spying on Greenpeace

[On 11 November] a French court convicted the French state electricity company, Electricité de France SA (EDF), on charges of spying on Greenpeace in France.


Thursday, 10 November 2011
Marine 7:36AM
Lucy Lawless and Jim Salinger join 100,000 Kiwis in saying no to deep sea oil

AUCKLAND — Actor Lucy Lawless and climate scientist Jim Salinger today added their names to a Greenpeace petition calling for a shift to clean sources of energy.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Government 8:58AM
Auckland's biggest problem is Wellington

AUCKLAND — Auckland planners must account for the realities of the 21st century, rather than clinging to the car-based dreams of the 1950s, if the city is to prosper, and improve its liveability, says Greenpeace New Zealand in a submission to be made today on Auckland’s Draft Plan.


Thursday, 20 October 2011
Food 8:49AM
Greenpeace welcomes Greenseas tuna news

Last week’s announcement that a second tuna brand sold in New Zealand will be shifting to ‘greener’ tuna is good news for the Pacific, says Greenpeace.


Marine 8:47AM
Oil protest skipper in court the same day as Rena crew, while oil washes up at Te Kaha

TAURANGA — The skipper of the te Whānau-ā-Apanui-owned fishing boat the San Pietro, which took part in the Stop Deep Sea Oil Flotilla earlier this year, appeared in the same court in Tauranga this morning as the Rena’s Captain and Second Officer, who have been charged with the same offences.


Monday, 17 October 2011
Environment 9:05AM
Greenpeace volunteer team assists Rena clean up operation

BAY OF PLENTY — A team of volunteers organised by Greenpeace New Zealand will today (15 October) begin work cleaning toxic fuel oil off beaches in the Bay of Plenty.


Thursday, 13 October 2011
Marine 8:40AM
Greenpeace welcomes Goff's long-awaited insight on deep sea oil

AUCKLAND — Greenpeace today welcomed Labour leader Phil Goff’s acknowledgement that there is a direct link between the Rena oil spill, and plans to open New Zealand up to deep sea oil exploration.


Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Environment 8:57AM
Key not fooling anyone on oil risks

The Prime Minister’s statement that the Rena oil spill has nothing to do with the threat from deep sea oil exploration is foolish, says Greenpeace New Zealand.


Saturday, 8 October 2011
Marine 1:41PM
Greenpeace statement on Rena oil spill

BAY OF PLENTY — Greenpeace today expressed extreme concern about the ongoing oil spill from the stricken vessel Rena.


Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Environment 8:42AM
Greenpeace and te Whānau-ā-Apanui unite to legally challenge deep sea oil permits

Greenpeace and te Whānau-ā-Apanui today filed a judicial review challenging the Government’s decision to issue Brazilian oil giant Petrobras a permit for deep sea oil exploration off the East Cape.


Monday, 19 September 2011
Environment 9:22AM
Second biggest Arctic sea ice thaw since records began

AUCKLAND — This summer’s Arctic sea ice melt has been confirmed overnight (NZ time) as having been the second largest in recorded history, following 2007’s record melt .


Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Fundraiser 8:29AM
Greenpeace auction to raise money for new flagship Rainbow Warrior

Celebrities from around the world are taking their commitment to save the planet to the next level to raise money for Greenpeace’s new flagship Rainbow Warrior.


Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Fishing 9:25AM
Greenpeace responds to an open letter from Sealord's lawyers Russell McVeagh

AUCKLAND — Greenpeace stand behind all of the statements we have made regarding Sealord’s tuna sourcing.


Energy 9:24AM
Govt's fossil fuels energy strategy shows economic incompetence

AUCKLAND — The Government’s Energy Strategy released this morning is an act of gross economic incompetence, committed by an cabinet that is refusing to give up its obsession with fossil fuels, says Greenpeace NZ.


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