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Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  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 Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is opening up a new front in the struggle to save New Zealand’s rivers and reduce agricultural emissions. The environmental heavyweight is calling for a ban on chemical nitrogen fertilisers. Firmly in the sights of the new campaign are Ravensdown and Ballance, two little-known companies that sell 98% of all […]

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Oil and gas exploration ban passes into law

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  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 Oil and gas exploration ban passes into law

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace today welcomes the passing of legislation that puts the ban on new oil and gas permits into law. The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Act, which passed today 63 to 55, formalises the Coalition Government’s April announcement that there will be no new offshore permits available to oil and gas companies. […]

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Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  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 Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is furious at a council decision to let the controversial mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie turn on it’s irrigators before all the conditions of the resource consent are met. ECan, Canterbury’s Regional Council has green lit the latest plans of rich-lister Murray Valentine. He is trying to convert iconic […]

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Governments have failed to protect the Antarctic — but this isn’t over

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  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 Governments have failed to protect the Antarctic — but this isn’t over

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Penguins take shelter on an Iceberg, close to Trinity Island, in the Antarctic. Greenpeace is documenting the Antarctic’s unique wildlife, to strengthen the proposal to create the largest protected area on the planet, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Over the last two weeks, a group of governments […]

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Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  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 Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has slammed the Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) for “failing its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, where governments failed to agree a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, backed by 22 of 25 attending governments and almost 3 million people worldwide. Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, said: “This […]

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Stewart Island under threat from oil exploration

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  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 Stewart Island under threat from oil exploration

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand [embedded content] On the Rainbow Warrior, I’ve just been to one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen – Rakiura/Stewart Island. Here, the coast is so thick with rainforest it seems impenetrable, and the birdsong – almost deafening. The area is home to a rich variety of rare bird and […]

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Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but still haven’t prioritized reduction

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  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 Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but still haven’t prioritized reduction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Bali, Indonesia, October 29 – Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever are among the 200+ signatories that have pledged to tackle plastic pollution, though Greenpeace, a […]

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Greenpeace Mackenzie dairy protestors escape conviction

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  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 Greenpeace Mackenzie dairy protestors escape conviction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A dozen Greenpeace activists arrested for protesting the site of a mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie Country earlier this year will not be convicted. Those arrested include a grandmother and an 89 year old man. All 12 activists were granted diversion which means they will not receive a criminal conviction. […]

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Government warned about ‘death cult’

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  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 Government warned about ‘death cult’

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace will be warning senior Government figures tomorrow not to trust the “honeyed words” of oil companies – likening the industry to a “death cult.” “At this critical juncture as we face catastrophic climate change it is essential that we don’t let this death cult take us with them,” says Senior […]

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Govt backtracks on climate action, grants OMV drill extension

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  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 Govt backtracks on climate action, grants OMV drill extension

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has just granted oil giant OMV a two-year extension to drill in the Great South Basin, despite issuing a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits in April. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the decision by the Ministry for Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) to grant the […]

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Pohokura gas shutdown exposes urgent need for solar

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  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 Pohokura gas shutdown exposes urgent need for solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Skyrocketing power prices linked to a shutdown at the offshore Pohokura gas field are just another reminder that we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. A faulty valve discovered at New Zealand’s largest offshore gas platform last month has resulted in a gas shortage, affecting New Zealand’s […]

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Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  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 Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. The environmental organisation is running the training this weekend with world class climbers and boat crew, and has invited members of the public to join in. The training is being […]

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Submission on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill

By   /  October 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 Submission on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Read the full submission here Introduction Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated (Greenpeace) is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to protect the environment. A major focus for Greenpeace is working to prevent dangerous climate change. Greenpeace supports the primary goal of this Amendment to the Crown Minerals Act (Act), being to […]

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OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

By   /  October 9, 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 OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has today revealed that Austrian oil giant OMV has requested an extension to its upcoming drill commitment in the Great South Basin. Greenpeace Climate Campaigner, Kate Simcock, says an Official Information Act (OIA) request has uncovered OMV’s application for the permit extension, which otherwise required it to drill an exploration […]

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IPCC climate report gives us 10 years to save the world

By   /  October 8, 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 IPCC climate report gives us 10 years to save the world

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace says the release of the IPCC’s special report on climate change must shock the world into immediate action to halve the world’s climate emissions in the next 10 years. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that we must limit the world’s temperature increase to 1.5 […]

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Water Plan a start but Govt must ban dairy expansion

By   /  October 8, 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 Water Plan a start but Govt must ban dairy expansion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is welcoming the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but criticises it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution. “The plan is good news for our rivers in the long-term but it is completely missing interim measures to stop […]

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Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, children, Doctors Without Borders, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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Rainbow Warrior arrives in Lyttelton

By   /  October 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 arrives in Lyttelton

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has arrived into Lyttelton this morning as part of a tour to celebrate New Zealand’s recent ban on new offshore oil exploration, and promote clean energy opportunities. In April this year, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first countries in the […]

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“Look after our whales”: Lucy Lawless’ trans-Tasman challenge

By   /  October 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 “Look after our whales”: Lucy Lawless’ trans-Tasman challenge

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Actor Lucy Lawless has laid down a trans-Tasman challenge from on board the Rainbow Warrior, calling on Australians to help protect New Zealand’s whales. Lawless is currently on board the Greenpeace flagship in Kaikōura, from where whales regularly visit on their way to spend time in Australian waters. “I’m challenging Australians […]

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Rainbow Warrior confronts Taranaki oil rigs

By   /  October 2, 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 confronts Taranaki oil rigs

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, is currently in the South Taranaki Basin to scope out oil and gas rigs owned by Austrian petroleum giant, OMV. After sailing for 36 hours through the Cook Strait, the Rainbow Warrior reached Māui A platform at dawn this morning. On board the Greenpeace ship are […]

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