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Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Wednesday 19 September, Over one a half million rugby fields of Indonesian rainforest were destroyed between 2015 and 2017. (1) That’s just one of the harrowing statistics included in a devastating new investigative report released today by Greenpeace International. The report, Final Countdown, documents extensive deforestation and human rights abuses by […]

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Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning rainforests, disappearing species and displaced communities.  Greedy palm oil companies, that only seem to be driven by the bottom line whatever the cost to humanity or biodiversity, have played a major role in this. Little […]

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New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters focused on a treaty to protect all the oceans beyond national borders has just come to an end. Greenpeace says the New Zealand position showed a disappointing lack of ambition. Whereas the negotiations were underway because of a widespread belief that the status […]

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What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We have paddled the first nautical miles of a long voyage. The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters about a treaty to protect all the oceans which lie beyond national borders is coming to an end. It’s been two weeks of political meetings, origami turtles, too many policy acronyms, but, […]

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Electricity price gouging shows urgent need for massive solar injection

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Electricity price gouging shows urgent need for massive solar injection

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A new report published by the University of Auckland Business School has revealed that New Zealanders have been ripped off by big electricity generators to the tune of $5.4 billion over seven years. Senior Lecturer in Energy Economics at the Business School, Dr. Stephen Poletti, has demonstrated that from 2010 to […]

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Making Oil History: Solar for Everyone

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Making Oil History: Solar for Everyone

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m writing to you from on board The Rainbow Warrior. Yesterday, we sailed into Auckland, crossing the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and past Rangitoto, before being welcomed with a pōwhiri from Ngāti Whātua on Princes Wharf. After Matauri Bay, this is the first port of call in our Making Oil History tour […]

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Greenpeace launches plan to solarise half a million NZ homes

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace launches plan to solarise half a million NZ homes

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has unveiled a plan that would see half a million New Zealand homes solarised over the next 10 years with money currently being used to subsidise the oil and gas industry. The plan was launched today as the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, arrived in Auckland to begin a national tour […]

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Making Oil History tour launches in Matauri Bay

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Making Oil History tour launches in Matauri Bay

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand This bay in the north is the final resting place of the original Rainbow Warrior, the ship that was bombed in 1985 by French Secret Service in retaliation for New Zealand’s campaign for a nuclear-free Pacific. I was on board when the bombs went off. The second explosion was so powerful, […]

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Don McGlashan to welcome Rainbow Warrior with Anchor Me

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Don McGlashan to welcome Rainbow Warrior with Anchor Me

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior will be welcomed into Auckland tomorrow by musician Don McGlashan singing his Kiwi classic, Anchor Me. The ship has just arrived in the country for a tour to celebrate New Zealand’s recent ban on new offshore oil exploration.In 2005, a version of Anchor Me was recorded […]

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Rainbow Warrior tour of NZ begins at site of bombed predecessor

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior tour of NZ begins at site of bombed predecessor

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The New Zealand tour of the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, will begin with a tribute at the spot its predecessor was sunk after the 1985 bombing that shocked the world. The Rainbow Warrior is in New Zealand for a tour to celebrate the country’s recent oil exploration ban and promote clean […]

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Making oil history, one sunrise at a time

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Making oil history, one sunrise at a time

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand While the Rainbow Warrior arrives in New Zealand to celebrate the end of oil, we at Greenpeace HQ in Auckland have been forging ahead with the transition to clean energy. Fifty new solar panels have been added to our existing rooftop array, powering up our campaign for a safe climate using […]

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Our oceans’ last chance: a historic opportunity

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Our oceans’ last chance: a historic opportunity

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand This is so exciting! For the next two weeks, there will be negotiations on a Global Ocean Treaty at the UN. It’s such a historic opportunity, scientists are calling it “The last chance for the oceans”, and that’s exactly what it is! A hawksbill turtle swims past a boat in the […]

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Greenpeace to make new challenge to Government on plastics

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace to make new challenge to Government on plastics

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Following the win on plastic bags, Greenpeace is gearing up to issue a significant new challenge to Government on plastics. “The ban on single-use plastic bags was a huge win for the oceans and for people power, but we’re not satisfied yet. Plastic bags are just the tip of the plastic […]

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From the Rainbow Warrior: Next stop New Zealand

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on From the Rainbow Warrior: Next stop New Zealand

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Hola, This is Fernando – captain of Greenpeace flagship The Rainbow Warrior. I’m writing to you from the middle of the Tasman Sea – and our next stop is New Zealand! In April, when New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to ban offshore oil and gas […]

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Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Sunday, August 19: The world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is on its way to New Zealand for a tour of the country to celebrate the Government’s recent oil ban and promote clean energy opportunities. In April, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in […]

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An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Orca Whale jumping out of the water. After 17 heartbreaking days, Tahlequah (J35), the orca mother who captured the world’s attention, has finally stopped carrying her dead calf through the Salish Sea off the Pacific coast of Washington and British Columbia. In response, Greenpeace USA released the following statement calling for […]

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World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I grew up in photography reading Robert Capa’s words: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. It’s a simple statement but really profound. Photographers have understood this statement in their own unique way, similar to what photography as a medium is. It can be personal to the photographer and […]

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Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem meets with the UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to discuss protection of the Antarctic Ocean, as part of a Greenpeace campaign to create a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. Last month, as a result of our campaign, Boris Johnson gave public backing to an Antarctic […]

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Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Dame Emma Thompson, backed by a host of other famous names, has taken aim at big brands including Unilever, Nestle and Mondelez today, as Greenpeace releases a powerful new 90-second animation that highlights how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation for palm oil. Launched globally […]

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Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m a French-Canadian postdoctoral scholar at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST). As part of our team’s research, we found that, as plastic decomposes, it is producing a new source of greenhouse gas pollution not included in previous climate […]

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