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Monday, 15 April 2024
Fishing 4:37AM
Cameras reveal mass underreporting of dolphin, albatross and fish bycatch by commercial fishing industry

New data released by the Ministry for Primary Industries shows that commercial fishing companies have been massively underreporting their catches of dolphins, albatross and fish prior to the cameras on boats programme.

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Monday, 22 May 2023
Energy 11:03AM
Greenpeace applauds move to reduce coal use at Glenbrook Steel mill

Greenpeace is applauding the government’s announcement that it will invest in a transition away from coal to electricity at Glenbrook Steel Mill.

376 views

Monday, 24 April 2023
Water 8:50AM
Ashburton nitrate contamination puts local communities at risk

ASHBURTON — Unacceptably high levels of nitrate contamination in drinking water in Ashburton and the surrounding area are putting residents’ health at risk, says Greenpeace Aotearoa.

416 views

Environment 8:42AM
Hundreds turn out to oppose Hauraki Gulf bottom trawling

AUCKLAND CITY — A flotilla of crafts surrounding a massive ‘ban bottom trawling’ banner has gathered just off Mission Bay in Auckland this morning in a show of mass opposition to bottom trawling in the Hauraki Gulf marine park.

422 views

Sunday, 23 April 2023
Water 12:11PM
Testing finds Gore and Lumsden drinking water near nitrate reproductive risk levels

LUMSDEN — Free nitrate water testing undertaken by Greenpeace Aotearoa in Southland this week has found high contamination levels in the water supplies of both Gore and Lumsden townships, as well as surrounding rural areas.

426 views

Thursday, 26 May 2022
Business 10:46AM
Cameras on boats a win for the oceans and for people power

After years of campaigning for cameras on boats, Greenpeace is reacting to the news of cameras on 300 commercial fishing vessels with cautious optimism, celebrating that the tide is finally turning towards ocean protection, while continuing to call for cameras on the full commercial fleet.

443 views

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.

554 views

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.

883 views

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.

813 views

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.

1083 views

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.

524 views

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.

615 views

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.

678 views

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).

613 views

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.

732 views

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.

741 views

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).

616 views

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).

796 views

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.

708 views

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.

528 views

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.

735 views

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.

561 views

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.

696 views

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.

579 views

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.

560 views

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.

549 views

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.

558 views

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.

564 views

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.

579 views

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.

563 views



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