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Deepwater drilling in New Zealand in deep trouble

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | January 15, 2015

It looks like the Government’s plans to open up New Zealand’s deep and clean oceans to dangerous deepwater drilling could be in deep trouble. Today’s Herald reports that plunging global oil prices have forced explorers to scale...

This is not a drill. Greenpeace calls for a summer of action

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | October 19, 2016

This is huge. After years of local community opposition and relentless pressure by us, Statoil has pulled the plug on its Reinga basin drilling plans in Northland. This is a momentous victory that thousands of people like you...

The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | May 31, 2014

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents...

Norway's inconvenient truth

Blog entry by Martin Norman | June 16, 2014

Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature. So when...

Auckland march to #StopDeepSeaOil

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 27, 2014

As New Zealand elected John Key's National Government for a third term, the world witnessed the largest climate protest in history. More than 600,000 people made the call for a clean energy future in the 'People's Climate March'. ...

A week of protest against deep sea oil

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | October 3, 2014

It’s been a big week! On Tuesday over 1,000 people marched up Queen Street and, in one clear voice, we said Stop Deep Sea Oil! The Waiho Papa Moana hikoi came down from Cape Reinga and together we marched on the ‘Petroleum Summit’...

The Berlin Wall of oil begins to crumble

Blog entry by Steve Abel | October 7, 2014

The Berlin wall was a symbol of the Soviet era like no other.  When it was finally dismantled in 1989 it signalled the end of a system that had stood for nearly 70 years.  A system that shaped the political landscape of the 20th...

Statoil: Licensed to Spill

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 10, 2014

This morning Greenpeace activists barricaded shut Statoil’s new Wellington office before the Norwegian oil giant has fully opened for business. And the reason: to send a very clear message to Norway that New Zealanders don’t want...

Statoil: Go home

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | February 7, 2015

A highlight of Waitangi Day this year for me was the growing swell of people fighting for the rights of Aotearoa and speaking out against the oil giants now trying to make themselves at home in our waters. Discussions about...

A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 16, 2015

2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generat...

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