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Hope beats hate

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Hope beats hate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Yesterday we saw the best, and the worst. Thousands of young people came together to demand a brighter future, and a small group of far-right white nationalists carried out a cowardly act of terror at two Christchurch mosques. Our hearts go out to the Muslim community, and to the people of […]

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LIVE FEED: School Strikes For Climate

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on LIVE FEED: School Strikes For Climate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tomorrow on Friday 15th March young people all over the world will be walking out of school to Strike for the Climate. This movement, inspired by a 16 year old activist Greta Thunberg has grown from one person to a global movement. Here is a live feed of their social media […]

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Greenpeace disturbed by directive to stop criticising companies

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace disturbed by directive to stop criticising companies

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tuesday, 12 March: Greenpeace has been told to take down “provocative” billboards about synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against a series of Greenpeace billboards reading: “Ravensdown and Ballance Pollute Rivers – #TooManyCows” In its decision, the ASA accepts the scientific basis of the ads stating that […]

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Meet the women taking on some of the world’s biggest climate polluters

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Meet the women taking on some of the world’s biggest climate polluters

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand These inspiring, determined, and hopeful women are fighting to hold oil, gas and coal companies accountable for climate change. (L-R) Desiree Llanos Dee, Veronica ‘Derek’ Cabe, Marielle Trixie Bacason, with Johanna Fernandez from Greenpeace Southeast Asia. © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace Marielle Bacason was 22 when she experienced the storm that […]

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Why care about Nitrogen? – Ask the UN

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Why care about Nitrogen? – Ask the UN

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The United Nations has placed Nitrogen pollution on a hit list of the top five new environmental crises facing the globe. A move which has huge implications for New Zealand and intensive dairy farming in particular. Greenpeace campaigner Gen Toop says “this new report should be all the Government needs to […]

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How you can help protect Patagonia from Shell and Total

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on How you can help protect Patagonia from Shell and Total

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When you picture Patagonia, what comes to mind? Mountainous vistas as far as the eye can see? Majestic pumas? Giant, dinosaur-like Condors? Big Lakes and roaring rivers? Perhaps Indigenous Mapuche living since time immemorial among crystal blue streams, fields of wildflowers, and shimmering glaciers capping the mountaintops? Dozens of Greenpeace Argentina […]

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National turns new leaf on green attitude but still lost on agriculture and climate

By   /  February 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on National turns new leaf on green attitude but still lost on agriculture and climate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has welcomed some of the National Party’s new environment policy proposals announced at the annual Bluegreens Forum today, but is critical of the party’s failure to address climate change and agriculture. Speaking from the Bluegreens conference in Raglan, Greenpeace senior campaign advisor Steve Abel says National’s proposals for new marine […]

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School strikes take off as legacy from ‘grandfather of climate science’

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on School strikes take off as legacy from ‘grandfather of climate science’

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The death of one of the world’s leading climate scientists this week and the swiftly expanding school climate strikes is symbolic of a generational baton change in the fight against global warming. London’s school children go on strike and take to the streets to protest about climate change (Feb 2019). © […]

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National’s failure to grasp climate change a major challenge for NZ

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on National’s failure to grasp climate change a major challenge for NZ

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand While Tasmania and Tasman District are terrorised by fire and the temperature tally for 2018 confirms the last four calendar years as the hottest on record, National’s Climate Change Spokesperson, Todd Muller has suggested that the best climate strategy may be to sit back and let the doomsday clock tick. Muller views it […]

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Greenpeace supports environmental taxation recommended by Tax Working Group

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace supports environmental taxation recommended by Tax Working Group

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the Government to accept recommendations made by the Tax Working Group about environmental taxation and the capital gains tax. But the environmental organisation flags gaps in the report that need to be addressed. “It’s heartening to see substantial proposals for taxing polluters, tackling climate change and protecting […]

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PEPANZ gas report nothing but fake news and flatulence

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on PEPANZ gas report nothing but fake news and flatulence

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand An oil industry-commissioned report claiming to show the Government’s oil and gas exploration ban will cost billions is nothing but “fake news and flatulence”, according to Greenpeace. The NZIER report commissioned by oil industry body, PEPANZ, claims the oil and gas ban issued by the Government last April could cost the […]

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Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand As electric vehicles and cheap solar panels cut into the demand for petroleum-based fuels, an increasingly desperate oil industry has been banking on plastics to drive future demand growth. Here are three reasons why the logic behind this is flimsier than a cheap plastic bag. Bad press: The petrochemical industry has been aware of the general […]

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Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

By   /  February 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A new Transpower report into the future of electricity has been labelled “the most disruptive study to emerge in the New Zealand energy space”. The country’s electricity grid operator, Transpower, has just released an addendum to last year’s significant report on New Zealand’s energy future, Te Mauri Hiko, which confirms that […]

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How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

By   /  February 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand What’s that thing people say? You don’t know what you’ve got until they’re gone. Strangely I’m starting to feel that way about National’s former minister for primary industries. Bring back the Guy who was starting to put cameras on commercial fishing boats, Nathan Guy. Yes, really. In the year running up […]

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Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, February 7: New Zealand scientists are behind a major new international research paper that shows dangerously unpredictable extreme weather could become a reality within decades as the impact of melting ice sheets becomes better understood. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the study published in the journal Nature is the […]

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Alarm raised after Govt “quietly” delays fishing boat camera rollout

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Alarm raised after Govt “quietly” delays fishing boat camera rollout

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, Jan 31: Greenpeace is raising the alarm after the Government has again delayed the rollout of cameras on fishing boats, this time until August. The decision was quietly notified in the Government Gazette yesterday. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says cameras are urgently needed on all fishing boats to […]

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Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international illegal blacklist

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international illegal blacklist

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to stop supporting disreputable fishing companies after it tried to get a Talley’s fishing boat taken off a global blacklist of illegal fishing vessels during an international fisheries meeting in the Hague. Talley’s fishing vessel, Amaltal Apollo, was caught doing 14 bottom trawls […]

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Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The revelation that coal burning at Genesis Energy’s Huntly Power Station is the highest in five years is proof we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. Genesis Energy has been powering its two Rankine units at Huntly on coal for most of the last part of 2018 […]

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The youth have seen enough

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on The youth have seen enough

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Greta Thunberg at COP24 in […]

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In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Flooding in Japan, unprecedented monsoons in India, a nearly 30% increase in rainfallthroughout the Americas and 40% across Europe. Africa is seeing deadly droughtsacross Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and the American Northwest’s horizons glowed red with wildfires because of heatwaves and drier seasons. The Philippines and Fiji were battered by some of the […]

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