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Could this be the last action we ever do against BP?

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Could this be the last action we ever do against BP?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m writing this from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, somewhere in the North Sea… A few days ago I completely unexpectedly found myself on an all-nighter from London to Scotland. It’s a long story but really, I was only going up there to walk my dog! While crawling around gorse bushes […]

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Two down, OMV to go: Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Two down, OMV to go: Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oil majors Chevron and Equinor have abandoned their oil and gas exploration permits off the east coast of the North Island, leaving Austrian oil company OMV as the last remaining oil giant in New Zealand. The move comes a year after the Coalition Government issued a ban on new oil and […]

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Greenpeace to hold protest training as OMV oil rig arrives in Taranaki

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace to hold protest training as OMV oil rig arrives in Taranaki

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace will hold peaceful civil disobedience training in New Plymouth this weekend, a week after the arrival of a 40,000 tonne oil rig. Austrian oil giant OMV will be using the rig to drill nine exploratory wells and three appraisal wells off the coast of Taranaki with the intention of finding […]

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Greenpeace rig occupation enters ninth day

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace rig occupation enters ninth day

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A Greenpeace protest to stop a BP oil rig from drilling in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland has just entered its ninth day. A rolling succession of climbers from Greenpeace UK have been occupying the rig since last Sunday, with the last pair being removed by police on […]

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Day 9 #BPShutdown: Greenpeace vs Big Oil in the North Sea

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Day 9 #BPShutdown: Greenpeace vs Big Oil in the North Sea

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We are in the midst of a #ClimateEmergency. Thousands of people around the world, from heads of state to school-age strikers are calling for an immediate and just transition to a zero-carbon future. Yet despite its greenwashing and rhetoric about aligning itself with the goals of the Paris Agreement, BP is […]

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Māui and Hector’s dolphin proposals not fit for extinction crisis

By   /  June 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Māui and Hector’s dolphin proposals not fit for extinction crisis

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling the Government’s latest proposal to save Māui and Hector’s dolphins a “pathway to extinction for the world’s rarest dolphin species”. Proposals for the critically endangered Māui and endangered Hector’s dolphin have been released by the Government this morning, following months of delays. But Greenpeace senior campaigner Steve Abel […]

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There’s a giant oil rig on the horizon

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on There’s a giant oil rig on the horizon

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the arrival of the OMV-contracted drill rig contradicts Jacinda Ardern’s declaration that climate change […]

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Oxfam confederation welcomes IC’s recommendations

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam confederation welcomes IC’s recommendations

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam confederation welcomes Independent Commission’s recommendations to continue culture change and safeguarding improvements The Oxfam confederation welcomes the final report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change.   “This is exactly the report we asked for following incidents of sexual misconduct in Haiti that came to light last […]

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Oxfam International Response To UK Charity Commission Report

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam International Response To UK Charity Commission Report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Great Britain has today welcomed and accepted the UK Charity Commission’s judgment following its investigation into serious sexual misconduct by members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam Great Britain has apologised for its failings in its investigation and case management at the time and, as Executive […]

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Government fails on dairy and climate again

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Government fails on dairy and climate again

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has announced changes to the national dairy industry regulations (DIRA) but has kept a controversial legal requirement on Fonterra to pick up milk from new dairy conversions, angering Greenpeace. The legal requirement on Fonterra to pick up milk from new conversions is known as the ‘open-entry’ requirement. Removing open-entry […]

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Not just Māui: cameras on fishing vessels needed nationwide

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Not just Māui: cameras on fishing vessels needed nationwide

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace welcomes the Government announcement this morning to put cameras on all commercial fishing vessels within the Māui dolphin habitat, but says more needs to be done if we’re to protect our ocean life from fishing industry harm. Jessica Desmond, Greenpeace oceans campaigner, says putting cameras on boats is just one […]

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The CTU Budget Report 2019

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on The CTU Budget Report 2019

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The CTU Budget Report 2019 The Government describes it as a Wellbeing Budget and has taken a different approach to the way funding has been prioritised, including stating five Budget Priorities last December. We have therefore not only assessed it in the usual way by […]

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System Change needs People Power

By   /  May 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 System Change needs People Power

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Russel Norman’s talk to Public Service Association Staff Conference – May 28, 2019 In this short talk I want to make three points before opening it up for discussion and questions. We need to change the system – it is neoliberalism has driven the attacks on people and the planet. We […]

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Minister Peters encouraged to keep turning the dial on aid

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Minister Peters encouraged to keep turning the dial on aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to the New Zealand Government’s Budget announcement today, which included slightly more than the anticipated increase in spending towards aid, Jo Spratt, Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director said: “We didn’t expect a significant increase in this year’s government aid budget. We’re pleased there was a small increase […]

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CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CTU welcomes Wellbeing Budget as a good start The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming theconcept of a Wellbeing Budget “We certainly believe that a budget whichfocuses on meaningful measures to ensure the lives of all New Zealanders arebetter, is a good idea,” CTU President […]

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The wellbeing of still being here

By   /  May 29, 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 The wellbeing of still being here

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand There’s an old saying isn’t there: “everything’s a nail to a hammer.” And it seems that’s the whole thinking behind the so-called “Wellbeing Budget” due out this week. We need to open up the toolbox, they say, take different approaches to measuring and improving our lives. But there’s one crucial omission […]

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Farmers have been mollycoddled long enough

By   /  May 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 Farmers have been mollycoddled long enough

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The way the Federated Farmers have been speaking recently I can’t help but wonder if a few of their lobbyists have been sneaking into meetings of Extinction Rebellion. Trading their gumboots for sandals and pinching some of the future-orientated “think of the children” messaging, Andrew Hoggard from the Feds has been […]

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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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Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Trailwalker will return in 2020 for what will be its fifth and final year in Whakatāne, Oxfam has announced, following which the charity’s flagship event will be moving to a new location.  The event’s new host region is to be announced later this year. Oxfam New Zealand’s Fundraising Events Manager […]

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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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