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The airplot thickens

Blog entry by Kathy | January 15, 2009

British comedian Alistair McGowan stands at a plot of land in Sipson near Heathrow airport, site of the planned third runway project.©Jiri Rezac / GREENPEACE In a canny move, Greenpeace UK – along with Oscar winning actress Emma...

Poznan: The world is watching

Blog entry by Nick | December 8, 2008

Over the last couple of weeks, more than 13,000 of you uploaded photos to let the delegates at the UN meeting know that the World is Watching. We took your photos to Poznan and projected them in Plac Wolnosci for the Global Day of...

The Big Ask

Blog entry by Nick | December 3, 2008

Here's a great video from Friends of the Earth that really hits the nail on the head...although the men in suits here have started wearing yellow jackets. Check out The Big Ask

The climate countdown

Blog entry by Nick | December 1, 2008

No Greenpeace has not been hacked . Today marks the beginning of the international climate talks in Poznan, Poland -- and a 365 day countdown to what is perhaps the most important international meeting of the century, in Copenhagen.

"buy skeptic made"

Blog entry by Kathy | November 17, 2008

National's John Key is looking to be more sizzle than sausage on climate change... It feels like the 80s, when coal fired power stations were still considered cool and global warming was something to worry about in the 22nd...

Turning down the Heat

Blog entry by Dan | September 18, 2008

This is a must watch ! Pupils at one of the schools taking part in Greenpeace’s Climate Challenge ( www.greenpeace.org.nz/theclimatechallenge ) have put together a video called “Turning down the Heat”. It’s all...

Day dreaming, heads in the sand

Blog entry by Nick | September 10, 2008

This morning on the wireless (there's a rough recording below of the actual snippet) I heard Tim Cossar the Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association along with Damien O'Connor interviewed about the challenges facing...

The Great Climate Challenge

Blog entry by Dan | September 5, 2008

There is something truly inspiring about the enthusiasm of school kids, and there's no doubt, its really infectious. My name is Dan and I have the fantastic job of promoting and coordinating Greenpeace's newest inter school...

90 percent of New Zealanders want immediate action on climate change

Blog entry by Nick | August 21, 2008

I hate misleading headlines. The Herald today has an article titled: "Many think it's too late for climate, survey finds" - oh my gosh we think - how are we ever going to do anything about it it everyone has given up?? But read on...

Never mind the Swindle, here's the real story:

Blog entry by Cindy | June 3, 2008

The Great Global Warming Swindle screened on Prime on Sunday night. For those of you who didn’t see it, don’t bother. For those of you who did, consider this advice given to the Bush Administration in 2001 by Frank Luntz, a...

It's your money they're after

Blog entry by Kathy | May 19, 2008

Here is a Greenpeace opinion-editorial running in the NZ Herald today: National Party Environment Spokesman Nick Smith debates hia party's climate change policies at a political debate onboard the Rainbow Warrior in April...

“Please remove my name. What you have done is totally unethical!"

Blog entry by Greg | May 7, 2008

A story that could seriously damage the credibility of a broad swathe of climate change sceptics has blown up, in the wake of a new Heartland Institute list of 500 scientists whose work allegedly "undermines the idea of human-induced...

A new home for Greenpeace New Zealand

Blog entry by RobT | April 24, 2008

The new Greenpeace NZ building in Akiraho Street, Mount Eden, Auckland April 2008 (C) GREENPEACE / TAYLOR Hi there, My name's Rob Taylor, I normally work as a Greenpeace international action and logistics coordinator or project...

What %#@*! elephant?

Blog entry by Kathy | April 3, 2008

Renowned Political cartoonist Malcolm Evans puts paintbrush to billboard over climate change issue at Queens wharf,Wellington where Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior is docked. (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV Today. Wellington.

I got a ticket on the hippy ship

Blog entry by Kathy | April 1, 2008

Damian from More FM cleans the toilets aboard the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV Damien from the More FM breakfast show has joined us on the Rainbow Warrior for the transit between Dunedin and Wellington. Here's what he has...

Green drinks III and Earth Hour in Dunedin

Blog entry by Kathy | March 30, 2008

Enjoying the open days (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Dunedin has been a treat. From the shags hanging about on the main deck, to the record number of people who attended the open days, to the ever-changing weather, it's been a full on and...

A warm welcome in Dunedin for the Warrior

Blog entry by Kathy | March 27, 2008

A Dunedin welcome (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov So much can happen in a week! It’s about that long since I wrote my last blog. In the meantime, you’ll have noticed the privilege was passed on to our web editor Nick, who joined the ship...

Lyttelton coal action update

Blog entry by Nick | March 25, 2008

Activists on the side of the Hellenic Sea (C) GREENPEACE Three activists from the Rainbow Warrior have made it across to the Hellenic Sea in a fast inflatable and have climbed on to the side of the ship. They are on the port side...

Meet Alex, Deckhand

Blog entry by Nick | March 21, 2008

Alex, Deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Alex is a deckhand onboard. He's British. Very British. In fact he sounds suspiciously like one of the Famous Five. Alex likes classical music, the colour scarlet and welcoming people on board...

Port Lyttelton update

Blog entry by Kathy | March 18, 2008

A Lyttelton vista (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Following ongoing negotiations with the Lyttelton port authorities, there has been a small but significant improvement in plans for our public open days. The key change is that there is...

Man over board!

Blog entry by Kathy | March 16, 2008

Boat training from the Rainbow Warrior (C) Greenpeace / Sharomov Greenpeace as an organization prides itself on safety. Safety underpins everything we do and we always make sure all our staff and activists are up with best practice,...

Sealion ahead

Blog entry by Dima | March 15, 2008

This is a note I got from Dima the photographer on board. Sealion (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov I have a short story about this picture with the sea lion. I was on the bow of the ship taking the pictures of Albatrosses. When I was...

Meet: Pep - Chief mate

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Pep - Chief Mate (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Pep (real name Jose) is from Spain. He has been alive for 42 years. He is Chief Mate onboard the Rainbow Warrior but has captained many other ships. Pep would only talk to me about the last...

Of an evening

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

(C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Evenings are when the Rainbow Warrior is in full glory. The late sun washes over the deck, the sea calms down and everyone wanders outside after dinner to behold the beauty of it all. Tonight was especially...

Meet: Joris - Engineer

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

The ship’s engine (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Joris is Dutch and an engineer onboard the Rainbow Warrior. "I used to work on merchant navy ships, and at power plants. But that was too boring, and I always was curious how it would be to...

Launching the Greenpeace balloon

Blog entry by Nick | March 6, 2008

An early start with the balloon (C) GREENPEACE / Nick Young Have you ever been inside a hot air balloon? Probably not. Neither had I until this morning when I got the opportunity to walk around inside one as we prepared to launch the...

Auckland Open Day Update

Blog entry by Nick | March 6, 2008

If you're planning on coming to the Auckland open days please avoid Sunday. Cruise ship activity in the port is going to make it difficult for us to hold our open boats so Friday and Saturday are going to be much better.

Love and Money

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | April 24, 2013

The passing of the Marriage Equality Bill last week was a triumph of bi-partisan politics. Our elected leaders were able to think for themselves, ignore party doctrine and speak honestly about the concerns of their constituents.

Wiping out extinction!

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | February 7, 2013

Yesterday was a good day. It was a day that my colleagues in Indonesia and around the world feared might never come. It was a day when that we have taken a huge step closer to saving remaining rainforests of Indonesia and the...

Climbing a vertical swamp with Rob Hamill in the subbies

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | February 4, 2013

The weather is the weather some sailor I know always says. And given the kind of weather that the New Zealand subantarctic is famous for we have been extraordinarily lucky with it in the short time that we have had here with the...

The clean green principled economy (1/3)

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | January 29, 2013

New Zealand is a commodities exporter…okay okay, I know that’s not a super sexy opening line, but don’t worry this isn’t an economics lecture, well it kind of is, but I’ll try and keep it brief and on point. New Zealand makes her...

Way to make a girl feel special

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | January 14, 2013

Quick question for you: Is there anyone left in Auckland that didn’t come to see the new Rainbow Warrior this weekend?  You turned out in your thousands Auckland and what a great looking crowd you are!  By nine am the sun was...

Mauri ora Auckland!

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | January 12, 2013

Mauri ora! Auckland. You really know how to make a girl feel welcome. I had a feeling this was going to be a red letter day right from the moment I woke up from the rocking embrace of the ship to shouts of “DOLPHINS!!!” I...

Government shows foreign oil companies deep sea drilling in NZ not a safe bet

Blog entry by Nick Young | April 17, 2013

In passing the 'Anadarko Amendment' yesterday the Government once again perverted the New Zealand Story by putting big business ahead of New Zealanders. It is a toady legislation that criminalises crucial aspects of protesting at...

Save the RMA!

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 25, 2013

New Zealanders value their environment. We are blessed with the great outdoors, beautiful beaches and a rich diversity of nature in our very own back yard. It is what gives us that unique quality of life that is makes us the envy of...

The nuts and bolts of building a new clean economy

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | February 14, 2013

Earlier this week, we launched a report that showed that our clean energy sector could become the beating heart of our nation’s economy whilst creating many tens of thousands of jobs. Here's the infographic , the report , and the ...

Whale-Oil Blog

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | February 4, 2013

New Zealand waters are home to 47 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, which is over half the world’s 80 species of cetaceans. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Of course things aren’t all chilled out in cetacean-world what with fishing nets,...

Snake Oil

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | January 16, 2013

The banners that welcomed the new Rainbow Warrior into Auckland read “Haere Mai” – Welcome home.  The state of the art ship is here in her spiritual home to bring attention to the fact that John Key and his cronies have reckless plans...

Captain of the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | January 11, 2013

“There is little man has made that approaches anything in nature, but a sailing ship does. There is not much man has made that calls all the best in him, but a sailing ship does.” - Allan Villiers Today I spent some time with the...

TPPA a multinational corporate tool for undermining environmental protection law

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 5, 2012

When is a trade deal not a trade deal, but a grab by multinational corporations to undermine our environmental protection law?  When it’s the TPPA. In early December, the next round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)...

Experts dismay at Key's attack on the RMA

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 27, 2013

Good, clean and smart economic policy must be based on good, sensible environmental safeguards. It’s the only way we can look forward to a more prosperous future. Yet John Key’s government, under the guidance of economic hatchet man...

New Zealand Story - Something to be proud of

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 20, 2012

With the new Rainbow Warrior coming we got to thinking about her place in New Zealand history and about what makes us proud to be from this little nation at the far end of the world. With some help from Perendale Productions we...

Solar Series - Episode 02 - The Clumpers

Video | August 3, 2016 at 16:43

How big is your rig? Here the Clumpers talking about their solar rig and dispel some of Unison's myths about the the Solar Tax. If you think a tax on solar is a bad idea, sign the petition here: http://grnpc.org/say-nah-to-the-solar..

Too precious to risk

Video | February 19, 2013 at 14:53

In January 2013 we sailed the Rainbow Warrior to the subantarctic islands to highlight some of the most precious places and species that New Zealand would put at risk if deep sea oil drilling is allowed to proceed.

A message to Anadarko from New Zealand

Video | February 21, 2013 at 7:32

On the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, we made a pledge to resist, with every peaceful means available to us, the threat of deep sea oil. And we called Anadarko in Texas to tell them exactly that.

Greenpeace takes on the world's biggest carmaker… and wins!

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | March 7, 2013

The force is with you and together you made Volkswagen (VW) do a handbrake turn on improving the efficiency of its cars. Something they said they could not do until you cried BS to make VW turn away from the Dark Side! ...

Don’t let the Government Sneak in Nasty New Mining Law Changes

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 30, 2012

One of the most important things you can do is make a submission on new mining laws this week before the deadline at 5pm on Friday 2 November. Here’s why: The Government has been working closely with oil and mining corporate...

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 24, 2012

What is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that? Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some...

Shell Gets Green Light to Harass Marine Mammals

Blog entry by Oceana | August 10, 2012

Guest blog from our friends at Oceana Bowhead whales would be affected by Shell's drilling. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Shell now has the green light from the government to harass marine mammals and put them at risk...

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 6, 2012

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering...

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