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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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The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

By   /  April 3, 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 The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The “Global Report on Food Crises”, released today by the Food Security Information Network, says that more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger and required urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018. Reacting to the news, Oxfam France’s Executive Director Cécile Duflot, said: “We live in […]

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Cyclone Idai: Urgent action needed to reduce risk of disease and second disaster

By   /  March 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 Cyclone Idai: Urgent action needed to reduce risk of disease and second disaster

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to news reports that the number of cases of cholera in the cyclone devastated city of Beira has risen to 139, Oxfam calls for a well-coordinated effort to prevent and contain cholera and other waterborne diseases. Oxfam cannot confirm the reported cases. Dorothy Sang, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Advocacy Manager in Beira, […]

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Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy

By   /  March 29, 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 Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy This commentary is an edited version of a recent speech, “Transforming New Zealand’s low wage economy”. Whether we look at international comparisons, or look at whether employees are getting a fair share of the income that their work generates, […]

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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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Oxfam Trailwalker raises almost a million dollars for charity

By   /  March 26, 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 raises almost a million dollars for charity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The fourteenth annual Oxfam New Zealand Trailwalker this weekend has raised almost a million dollars thanks to fundraising efforts from over a thousand participants. Local Whakatane team “Lazer Photos & Cameras Deranged Four” powered through the 100km to cross the finish line first in 16 hours and 45 minutes. Team leader […]

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A message of support and solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Idai

By   /  March 26, 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 A message of support and solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Idai

Source: Oxfam New Zealand As Oxfam leaders from across the world, attending our annual board meetings in Kenya, we send our solidarity to the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi whose lives have been devastated by cyclone Idai. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have perished, and the more than 2.6 million […]

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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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Oxfam Trailwalker brings Edgecumbe community together for charity

By   /  March 22, 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 brings Edgecumbe community together for charity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The community of Edgecumbe is banding together for a good cause to support the fourteenth annual Oxfam Trailwalker this weekend. The town was devastated in 2017 when a breach in the Rangitāiki river stop bank unleashed a wall of water on the small community. Around 1600 people were evacuated and almost […]

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Cyclone Idai leaves trail destruction in southern Africa

By   /  March 19, 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 Cyclone Idai leaves trail destruction in southern Africa

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam will be responding with water, sanitation services, food and other non-food items to people affected by Cyclone Idai that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14-15. Scores of people have been killed, several hundred more are still missing and almost a million have been left destitute and in need […]

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Oxfam confederation condemns NZ terror attack and sends message of solidarity

By   /  March 19, 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 confederation condemns NZ terror attack and sends message of solidarity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a […]

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Oxfam confederation condemns New Zealand terror attack and sends message of support and solidarity

By   /  March 19, 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 confederation condemns New Zealand terror attack and sends message of support and solidarity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a […]

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