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Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions Greenpeace campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the fund provides a prime opportunity for the Government to “walk the talk” on New Zealand’s transition to 100% renewable energy. The details of the regional development fund are due to be announced today. “Prime […]

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What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: What the heck is Sam Neill doing? They’re from a new Greenpeace film made with Neill, the Jurassic Park and Hunt for the Wilderpeople star. View the full two minute video here. The New Zealand actor who’s about to appear in a new film Peter Rabbit, made the video to […]

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Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns Genesis Energy had previously promised to turn off its coal-fired units this year, however after a series of closed-door meetings with power companies including Meridian Energy, the deadline was extended. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says continuing to burn coal at […]

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Greenpeace amused at negative survey oil industry releases about itself

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace amused at negative survey oil industry releases about itself

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace amused at negative survey oil industry releases about itself Press release – February 13, 2018 Greenpeace is calling oil industry efforts to put a positive spin on a just-released public perception survey “desperate and misleading”. Today the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) released results of […]

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Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with “draconian” Anadarko…

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with “draconian” Anadarko…

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with “draconian” Anadarko… The controversial 2013 Amendment to the Crown Minerals Act makes it an offence to interfere with oil exploration ships at sea, and was passed under the National Government without public consultation or a Bill of Rights Act review. It […]

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Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port The Mermaid Searcher is in the Port of Taranaki to collect resupplies for the Amazon Warrior, a Schlumberger-owned 125-metre long ship, which is here on behalf of Austrian oil giant, OMV. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says […]

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Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean As part of the campaign, the environmental organisation has set off on an expedition to Antarctica that will see the first humans ever visit the seafloor in the Weddell Sea. The area is the subject of an EU proposal for […]

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“Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on “Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: “Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil The legal action is part of a widespread Greenpeace campaign against state-owned Norwegian oil giant Statoil’s oil exploration in the Arctic and in New Zealand waters. The Court found the Norwegian Government not responsible for breaching the Constitution, but that […]

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Irrigation industry gift is bad news for rivers

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Irrigation industry gift is bad news for rivers

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Irrigation industry gift is bad news for rivers Press release – December 21, 2017 The Irrigation Industry’s opening up an early Christmas present. A $180,000 gift which was never meant for them, according to Greenpeace. The money’s come from the Sustainable Farming Fund which, as the name suggests, is designed […]

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New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last The announcement that a new 12-year oil and gas exploration permit will be issued for the Southern Taranaki Coast comes on the same day as France declared it would refuse to issue any new oil and gas permits, […]

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Environmental heavyweights pen letter to Govt – End new fossil fuels now

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Environmental heavyweights pen letter to Govt – End new fossil fuels now

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Environmental heavyweights pen letter to Govt – End new fossil fuels now Forest and Bird, 350 Aotearoa, WWF-New Zealand, and Greenpeace New Zealand, have requested that Jacinda Ardern’s Government turns “passion into action, by taking bold and decisive measures to protect our future and our children’s future”. The letter comes […]

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Govt refusal to rule out fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt refusal to rule out fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Govt refusal to rule out fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission Press release – December 18, 2017 Greenpeace says the Government’s announcement on the formalisation of a Climate Commission is a positive step, but expanding the fossil fuel industry by issuing new fossil fuel permits would undermine the Commission […]

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Greenpeace damn concerned public money still being spent on polluting rivers

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace damn concerned public money still being spent on polluting rivers

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace damn concerned public money still being spent on polluting rivers Press release – December 8, 2017 Greenpeace is seeking urgent clarification from the Agriculture and Environment Ministers Damien O’Connor and David Parker on a media report today that irrigation is still being publicly funded. According to the report in […]

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Great news for the Arctic AND the Antarctic!

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Great news for the Arctic AND the Antarctic!

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Great news for the Arctic AND the Antarctic! Today is a great day for oceans at both ends of the earth. Last night, governments from around the world agreed to protect a huge part of the Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing. Thanks to the […]

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Greenpeace launches legal challenge against Amazon Warrior at Parliament protest

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace launches legal challenge against Amazon Warrior at Parliament protest

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Greenpeace launches legal challenge against Amazon Warrior at Parliament protest Greenpeace is calling on the Government to take a stand against the oil industry, end oil exploration, and revoke the exploration license of the Schlumberger-operated Amazon Warrior, which is currently seismic blasting for oil in the middle of a blue […]

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Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke?

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke?

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke? Coke is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and says it is committed to environmental sustainability. As the world’s largest soft drink company, Coca-Cola has a special responsibility to drastically reduce […]

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Fire and Rain

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Fire and Rain

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Fire and Rain The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating – extreme storms and wildfires – finally reach public consciousness.   Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage – 12 Sep, 2017 Humans have known about the effects of […]

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Drinking water nitrate: a ticking time-bomb for public health?

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Drinking water nitrate: a ticking time-bomb for public health?

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Drinking water nitrate: a ticking time-bomb for public health? The new Government must put people’s health first, by addressing the growing problem of farm contaminants in our water supply. Just days before our new Government was announced, Canterbury’s Chief Medical Officer of Health warned that […]

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Capitalism’s moral maze

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Capitalism’s moral maze

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Capitalism’s moral maze Life as a consumer is very different to what we’re told. We’re told it’s easy, it’s effortless. That life flows better with Visa.We’re sold an image of smash avo on toast; of beautiful, thin, white women laughing at salads; of right-angled, rugged […]

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Activists around Europe #RiseUp for a cleaner future

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Activists around Europe #RiseUp for a cleaner future

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Activists around Europe #RiseUp for a cleaner future It was only two years ago when, during the Paris Climate Conference, we displayed our first giant Sun in Paris to demand that our world leaders tackle climate change by replacing dirty fossil fuels with clean renewable […]

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