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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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Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Film Industry Working Group produces tripartite recommended model Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff was pleased to have announced today a working model for moving forward with better employment laws for those in the film and screen industry. Mr Wagstaff, who was a member […]

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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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Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Scenes of destruction in Peotbo, Indonesia, a village of some 1700 homes that was swallowed whole by the liquefaction of the soil, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Sulawesi on September 28. Photo: Andri Tambunan/Oxfam The emergency system for distributing clean water in Palu is under strain to meet demand […]

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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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Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Commenting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on limiting warming to 1.5C released today, Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse. […]

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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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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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Oxfam treatment units on way to Palu as clean water in short supply

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam treatment units on way to Palu as clean water in short supply

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Hariandi Hafid/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. Water remains the main issue, with most supply infrastructure, such as pipes, damaged in the earthquake. Some drinking water […]

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First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: First ever New Zealand Roundtable on a Just Transition to a sustainable economy The Council of Trade Unions is holding today in Wellington the first ever Roundtable for government, businesses, Māori representatives, trade unions and environmentalists on a Just Transition. The Roundtable will explore how […]

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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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Oxfam scales up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam scales up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced Monday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. At least 840 people were killed and hundreds of houses and buildings have collapsed, according […]

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Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. The death toll stands at 830 confirmed fatalities, but this […]

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Rainbow Warrior heads to Taranaki to scope out oil rigs

By   /  October 1, 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 heads to Taranaki to scope out oil rigs

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, is on its way to Taranaki to send a message to Austrian oil giant, OMV. The Rainbow Warrior is currently in New Zealand as part of a national tour to celebrate the Government’s April announcement banning new offshore oil and gas exploration permits, and to canvas […]

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Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

By   /  September 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Source: Oxfam New Zealand A woman cries as people look at the damages after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. (Muhammad Rifki/AFP/Getty Images) Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island […]

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