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A Polar Rescue

Blog entry by Nick | December 18, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior carries out a dramatic rescue in the icy north ...

What's happened to our pride?

Blog entry by jacko | December 15, 2008

Postcards To Poznan Pride. For me it personifies what it means to be a Kiwi. Our country and New Zealanders are admired the world over. I've travelled overseas and everyone I meet likes and respects our nation. And every single person...

Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station reaches Poznan

Blog entry by Nick | December 8, 2008

Over the last couple of days - the Climate Rescue Station has been broken up and taken to Poznan. I'm just about the catch the train back to Amsterdam and things are pretty much wrapped up here in Konin - although the Polish team will...

The Pressure Builds On Poznan

Blog entry by Nick | December 4, 2008

As the climate negotiations in Poznan, Poland get under way, Greenpeace activists from the Climate Rescue Station settled in for another the night at the top of a coal stack and the intensity of action around the world has stepped...

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

Poznan - Time to keep the promise

Blog entry by bunny | November 26, 2008

One year ago, at the tail end of a searingly hot day on the Balinese peninsula of Nusa Dua, governments from around the world agreed on a plan to save the climate. They pledged that by December 2009, they'll have nailed down an...

That bear, Bob the Builder and John Key

Blog entry by Nick | November 14, 2008

The Bear Truth In terms of climate change, Prime Minister Elect John Key is in bad company - with Rodney 'climate change is a hoax' Hide and Gerry 'Sexy Coal Brownlee, but he himself is more of an unknown quantity. On Campbell Live...

JFK speaks out for an energy revolution

Blog entry by Nick | October 28, 2008

Climate challenge update

Blog entry by Dan | October 28, 2008

The Climate Challenge welcomes two new schools this month with Auckland Girls Grammar and Rangi Ruru Intermediate in Christhurch joining the challenge. There are some wonderful examples of kids getting involved and it's great to see...

Agriculture and climate change

Blog entry by Nick | September 25, 2008

Bunny McDiarmid Originally published in the Christchurch Press By Bunny McDiarmid Executive Director - Greenpeace NZ Taking action on climate change is proving a hard thing for some to stomach in New Zealand, largely because the...

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...

Creating a serious climate for change

Blog entry by Nick | September 16, 2008

This opinion piece from Bunny McDiarmid our Executive Director is published in the NZ Herald today ... When the Emissions Trading Bill passed last week, Greenpeace sighed with relief. Not so much because this particular piece of...

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 beginning is in sight at Akiraho St

Blog entry by RobT | September 9, 2008

Well the time has finally come for me to leave this project for Greenpeace NZ. I am doing this only one week from the move in date for Greenpeace and although it appears like I am running away I need to get onto my next Greenpeace...

Talking to the Blue Greens

Blog entry by bunny | September 8, 2008

Over the weekend I attended the BlueGreens forum on Waiheke. I was invited to give a presentation and so naturally I jumped at the opportunity. I chose the topic what is necessary, what is fair and what is wise when it comes to...

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...

Coal: the Kingsnorth Six on trial

Blog entry by Nick | September 1, 2008

In the UK today, six brave Greenpeace souls will be appearing at Maidstone Crown Court for the start of a trial centring around Kingsnorth, coal and climate change. In October last year, they took a personal stand to protect the...

Autolib or how to get rid of Parisian smog

Blog entry by Francois | August 8, 2008

Traffic on the Avenue des Champs-elysees, Paris, France (CC) boulanger.IE Bertrand Delanoe, the Mayor of Paris, has proposed a greener way to travel in the City of Light: Autolib', a self-service electric car rental system...

Survey Shock: NZ'ers don't want to subsidise big business

Blog entry by Kathy | July 11, 2008

A survey out today concludes that New Zealand householders don’t want to pay lots of money for an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Talk about stating the bloody obvious. Of course average New Zealanders don’t want to cover the cost of...

Energy revolution tour kicks off in Australia

Blog entry by Nick | July 1, 2008

Greenpeace Australia ship tour website The Esperanza has arrived in Australia and over the next 6 weeks Greenpeace will be travelling up the eastern seaboard of Australia, campaigning hard to get the federal government to acknowledge...

It's goodnight kiwi for the incandescent bulb

Blog entry by Nick | June 18, 2008

How many politicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Hard to say for sure but it looks like they've almost done it! The NZ Government announced yesterday that NZ will phase out incandescent light bulbs in 2009. According to...

Coal is clean!

Blog entry by Nick | June 17, 2008

You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the " clean coal " media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described " clean coal "...

Kicking the carbon habit at home

Blog entry by Greg | June 6, 2008

What does it take to be a climate kiwi? So World Environment Day has come and gone, and we’re all being encouraged to “kick the carbon habit”. But what does this entail exactly? The Government has been banging on about carbon...

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...

Budget 2008: What climate change?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 22, 2008

This year's Budget - just presented by Finance Minister Michael Cullen - does not read like the Budget of a Government committed to solving climate change. Here's a couple of new initiatives contained therein: $1 million over...

GIvE uS tHe caSh or tHe CLiMaTe gETs it!

Blog entry by Nick | May 21, 2008

Please feel free to download this poster and stick it up at home, at school or in your local café, but please ask permission first. While many in the NZ business sector are getting on with tackling climate change, the public face of...

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...

New Zealand’s Enviroschools: Green from the very start

Blog entry by Greg | May 9, 2008

Be The Change visits a school in Port Chalmers. By Francisca Galvez The issues of sustainability and environmental protection have been gaining greater worldwide attention from the 1990s. New Zealand has acquired a reputation...

“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...

Something is rotten in the state of Godzone...

Blog entry by Kathy | May 7, 2008

Climate Change Minister David Parker defends the Labour party's climate credentials at a recent debate onboard the Rainbow Warrior. Unfortunately for David, Helen Clark’s recent announcements have made the job all that much harder. .

An eco building shopping list

Blog entry by RobT | April 30, 2008

Akiraho Street April 2008 (C) GREENPEACE / TAYLOR We're cleaning out the inside of the building - lots of dirty work but we've had lots of good keen volunteers down to help so we're making good progress and it's not costing too much. ...

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...

With friends like the Flat Earth Society ...

Blog entry by Nick | April 22, 2008

This is pretty amusing... We at the Flat Earth Society have spent so many years out in the cold, shunned by Government, science and most of society. But on Friday night a glimmer of hope appeared for us in the form of the climate...

Greenpeace balloon calls for more than hot air across the Tasman

Blog entry by Nick | April 9, 2008

Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia: At dawn this morning the Greenpeace hot air balloon flew over Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley, delivering a spectacular climate change message to the federal...

Fossil Fools Day

Blog entry by Nick | April 3, 2008

The International Rising Tide network and its allies called for a day of action against the fossil fuel industry on April 1st 2008 - FOSSIL FOOLS DAY! We've heard about lots of great actions so we thought we'd post a bit of a summary..

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.

Live webcast of political debate on the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Nick | April 2, 2008

Update: The debate can be viewed here . In Wellington today (2 April 2008) at 7:00 PM, chaired by Sean Plunket from Radio New Zealand's Morning Report and hosted by Greenpeace, NZ politicians are to debate which party’s climate...

Killing time (and nearly Kathy) from Dunedin to Wellington

Blog entry by Kathy | March 31, 2008

Safety drills on the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Greenpeace is a stickler for safety. As you might have read in deckhand Alex’s profile , despite working on commercial vessels for several years, he struck a fire drill...

The politics of Climate Change

Blog entry by Nick | March 31, 2008

Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior blocks the State Owned Enterprise Solid Energy’s coal ship the Hellenic Sea from leaving the Port of Lyttelton. (C) Greenpeace / Dimitri Sharomov Our action in Lyttelton was intended to highlight...

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...

Live and direct

Blog entry by Kathy | March 28, 2008

Jo McVeagh being interviewed for the wireless (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Today was pretty much taken up with media. More FM Dunedin came on board the ship at 7:30am, just as the sun was rising over the city, and proceeded to broadcast...

VIDEO: Lyttelton coal blockade and background

Blog entry by Nick | March 28, 2008

This video gives some background to the Greenpeace climate change campaign in New Zealand and some footage from the Rainbow Warrior's blockade of the Hellenic Sea coal shipment in Lyttelton on the 25th March. 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 II

Blog entry by Nick | March 25, 2008

Greenpeace climbers unfurl a Target Climate Change banner while hanging from the hull of Solid Energy’s coal ship, the Hellenic Sea. Lyttelton, New Zealand, 2008. Greenpeace / Dimitri Sharomov Activists on the side of the...

Rainbow Warrior blocks coal shipment in Lyttelton

Blog entry by Nick | March 25, 2008

The Hellenic Sea coal ship At 1600 hours today we cast off our mooring lines and sailed the Rainbow Warrior across Lyttelton harbour into a position alongside the Hellenic Sea. With anchors at our stern and bow we will set ourselves...

A spell in the galley

Blog entry by Nick | March 24, 2008

The Galley on the Rainbow Warrior I arrived in Lyttelton two days ago and it's taken me that long to get a berth on board. There's been a gaggle of volunteers here, helping with open days and generally getting a bit of ship time, but...

Open day photos

Blog entry by Nick | March 23, 2008

People aboard the Rainbow Warrior in Lytellton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Despite tight security at Port Lyttelton the open days here have been excellent. We've had about 1000 people through the ship. Everyone has been extremely...

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...

Don't eat baked beans

Blog entry by Kathy | March 19, 2008

Enjoying a school visit to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov A busy day on the good ship RW yesterday. First a visit by the children of Nova Montessori school – about 30 of them filled the bridge deck with chat and little hands...

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...

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