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Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

By   /  May 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 Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations have today joined with recreational fishers to call on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), ECO, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, LegaSea and WWF-New Zealand are urging the public to sign a petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Stuart […]

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Way more stuff like this, please – Greenpeace to Govt

By   /  May 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 Way more stuff like this, please – Greenpeace to Govt

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says the announcement this morning that the Government will establish a clean energy centre in Taranaki is a small step in the right direction. From the Just Transition Summit in New Plymouth, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Amanda Larsson says policy rather than rhetoric will prove whether or not the […]

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Russel Norman: Toothless Zero Carbon Bill has bark but no bite

By   /  May 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 Russel Norman: Toothless Zero Carbon Bill has bark but no bite

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says The Zero Carbon Amendment Bill has no ability to enforce its climate change targets. The Bill, released today, aims to outline a framework for New Zealand to develop climate change policies that contribute to the effort under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature […]

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Shock UN report reveals extent of mass extinction threat

By   /  May 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 Shock UN report reveals extent of mass extinction threat

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A report just released by the United Nations has warned that 1 million species are at risk of extinction – more than at any time in human history. The global assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), has shocked even Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Dr […]

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NZ Govt must follow UK and declare climate emergency

By   /  May 2, 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 NZ Govt must follow UK and declare climate emergency

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the Government to follow the lead of the UK and declare a climate and environment emergency, after history making scenes in UK Parliament this morning saw MPs pass a motion to make the country the first in the world to do so. It comes on the back […]

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Drilling loophole undermines Ardern’s oil ban

By   /  May 1, 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 Drilling loophole undermines Ardern’s oil ban

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand Oil & Gas is the latest company to leverage the Government’s apparent willingness to offer extensions to oil exploration permits, despite the ban on new oil and gas permits that has seen New Zealand celebrated as a world climate leader. This morning, New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) announced […]

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Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic-bound oil rig

By   /  April 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 Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic-bound oil rig

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Four Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard the oil rig West Hercules, located near Rypefjord village in the north of Norway. The four have now been on board for 12 hours. The rig operated by Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is on its way to drill for oil in the Arctic – […]

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State of Environment report reveals dairy is NZ’s dirtiest industry

By   /  April 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 State of Environment report reveals dairy is NZ’s dirtiest industry

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The new State of the Environment report paints a “comprehensively damning” picture of the dairy industry. The cornerstone report out today says the industry is not only degrading biodiversity, rivers and lakes, hastening climate change, it also points to our seas as another environmental victim of intensive dairying. “Dairy bosses have […]

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“Biggest conservation effort yet” launches to save world’s oceans

By   /  April 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 “Biggest conservation effort yet” launches to save world’s oceans

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Today, Greenpeace is launching one of its biggest conservation efforts yet, calling for a network of ocean sanctuaries to be created across the globe. The global campaign calls on governments to support a binding Global Ocean Treaty at the UN, which will allow for the creation of ocean sanctuaries in international […]

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Calls for sweeping new climate policy on first oil banniversary

By   /  April 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 Calls for sweeping new climate policy on first oil banniversary

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand On the first anniversary of New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed ban on new oil and gas permits, Greenpeace has called for sweeping new climate policy. The environmental organisation has launched a set of policy asks calling on the Government to ban all new oil and gas development, permit extensions and infrastructure; phase […]

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Surging emissions show NZ needs stronger action on climate

By   /  April 11, 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 Surging emissions show NZ needs stronger action on climate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New data released today showing that New Zealand’s emissions have continued to grow rapidly in 2017 have been called “disturbing” by Greenpeace. Executive Director, Russel Norman, says the just-released Greenhouse Gas Inventory is another red flag that action to cut New Zealand’s climate emissions has never been more urgent. The Inventory […]

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West Coast dump disaster prompts calls for new bottle deposit scheme

By   /  April 11, 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 West Coast dump disaster prompts calls for new bottle deposit scheme

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The West Coast dump disaster and newly released information about dozens of landfills nationwide being susceptible to failure from sea level rise has prompted further calls from environment and zero waste advocates for urgent Government action. Greenpeace New Zealand and Kiwi Bottle Drive have teamed up to call on the Government […]

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OMV’s drill plan reveal on NZ’s oil ban anniversary disgraceful

By   /  April 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 OMV’s drill plan reveal on NZ’s oil ban anniversary disgraceful

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oil giant OMV has today announced plans to drill for oil and gas in the Great South Basin off the Otago coast as soon as this year. This comes on the eve of the first anniversary of Jacinda Ardern’s historic oil and gas exploration ban. The move has been labelled “disgraceful” […]

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Groundbreaking study shows how to protect a third of our oceans by 2030

By   /  April 4, 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 Groundbreaking study shows how to protect a third of our oceans by 2030

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A scientific report released today has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans in the next ten years – a target scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and mitigate the impacts of climate change. As governments meet at the UN this week to […]

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Latest ETS changes impotent without inclusion of agriculture

By   /  March 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 Latest ETS changes impotent without inclusion of agriculture

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has announced another range of changes to one of the country’s core policies to combat climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).Agricultural emissions remain completely excluded from the ETS. Reacting to the changes Greenpeace campaigner Gen Toop says the Government has, again, failed to include the country’s biggest climate […]

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Dairy and fertiliser lobbies will pop champagne over PCE report

By   /  March 26, 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 Dairy and fertiliser lobbies will pop champagne over PCE report

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) just-released report, Farms, Forests and Fossil Fuels, looks to have been influenced by the agricultural lobby, says Greenpeace. Senior Campaign and Political Advisor, Steve Abel, says while the report has some merit, it continues to treat our dirtiest industry – dairy – with kid […]

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Photos from school strike for climate on March 15

By   /  March 25, 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 Photos from school strike for climate on March 15

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand On Friday the 15th of March 1.5 million school students took to the streets in 123 countries out of fear for their future, love of our planet and anger at our leaders’ failure to act.They are asking policy-makers and business leaders: are you as smart as we are?Here are some of […]

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Waking up to Idai. When extreme weather hits home

By   /  March 25, 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 Waking up to Idai. When extreme weather hits home

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Zimbabwe is a small country often known for its political and economic drama. But for those who truly know the country, they will tell you about its friendly people and idyllic weather. My father would often comment on just how perfect the weather in Zimbabwe was. It’s hard to believe those […]

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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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