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Meet: Kristin - Deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Kristin - Deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Kristin, is 35, born and bred in Gisborne, and a deckhand on board. He is actually very overqualified, having trained and worked as an aircraft engineer for 10 years after leaving school. ...

Meet: Maite - Deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 13, 2008

GRENPEACE / Sharomov Maite (pronounced MY-TAY) is my cabin mate. She's also a deckhand and she is always smiling. When I sat down to talk to her, I could have sat there forever. She is 100 per cent interesting. She's from Spain.

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: Tapio - Chief engineer

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

Tapio - Chief engineer (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov NAME: Tapio AGE: 61 NATIONALITY: Finnish TITLE/JOB ONBOARD: Chief engineer BACKGROUND Ship building , ship repair dry dock , Commercial ships, Fair trade works . WHY DO YOU...

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...

Meet: Johannes, 29, deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

Johannes - deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Johannes grew up in Japan and Germany (his father is Japanese and his mother is French/German. I asked him what he had wanted to be when he grew up. He pauses. "A policeman." Despite...

Public transport in Auckland

Blog entry by Lucy | March 11, 2008

Even though it's not actually part of my job at Greenpeace, as a keen cyclist and climate change activist, I try to keep an eye on what's going on with transport in NZ. As you all probably know, if you've ever tried to take a bus or...

Meet: Pablo - Deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 10, 2008

Pablo - Deckhand GRENPEACE / Sharomov Pablo is a deckhand on board. He's from Argentina, aged 29. This is his sixth trip to sea with Greenpeace. "Greenpeace is part of my family. My father always supported Greenpeace and worked with...

A day in port

Blog entry by Kathy | March 9, 2008

On the bridge (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov A key part of our ship tour are the open days, when anyone can come on board, have a free tour, talk to the campaigners and meet the crew. During these tours, someone from the Greenpeace NZ...

Win a trip on the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Nick | March 7, 2008

Ever dreamed of sailing aboard the Rainbow Warrior? Here's your chance. We've reserved a bunk on the Rainbow Warrior for the person who wins our 'Climate and I' photography competition. UPDATE: THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Here's...

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...

Green drinks a hit on the Warrior

Blog entry by Kathy | March 6, 2008

I was put in charge of inviting "celebrities and prominent people" to 'Green Drinks' aboard the Warrior last night. I'm not good with celebrities - I don't really know what one is. And I certainly don't think I know any. "Nicky Watson...

Kiwis paid by Exxon-funded groups to attend climate sceptic conference

Blog entry by Cindy | March 6, 2008

What were New Zealand climate sceptics like Vincent Gray and Owen McShane doing in New York this week? They were flown there to speak at a climate sceptic conference on global warming funded by US think tanks who take money from...

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.

Denial-a-palooza 2008

Blog entry by Nick | March 5, 2008

[Originally posted by Andrew up at Greenpeace International. ] You know that saying, "denial ain't just a river in Egypt"? Well, there's a bunch of guys meeting in New York right now who make a living out of it. Denying climate...

Day one and the report is out

Blog entry by Kathy | March 4, 2008

Day one: The release of our report into the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme and the launch of a six week ship tour aboard the Rainbow Warrior! The weather didn't play along. Drizzle, a concrete sky, slippery deck. But there's...

Port of Tauranga visit cancelled

Blog entry by Nick | February 29, 2008

Unfortunately the powers that be in Tauranga have said that they will not allow a public open day in the Port of Tauranga. They said that the physical layout of the Port does not allow the separation of the Rainbow Warrior from the...

Te Waka and the bruised thighs

Blog entry by Nick | February 28, 2008

All week we've been practicing our waiata in preparation for the arrival of the Rainbow Warrior. We have a song written by people here in the office a few years ago. People come and go but there's always enough of the old hands to...

Rainbow Warrior Open Days

Blog entry by Nick | February 22, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior is coming to a town near you! The Warrior is visiting New Zealand to further Greenpeace’s international work to prevent dangerous levels of climate change, by highlighting the issues and promoting solutions. There...

Shipping emissions twice that of aviation

Blog entry by Nick | February 14, 2008

I haven't managed to find a copy yet but report leaked from the IPCC sounds like it may well put the heat on NZ exporters. According to the Guardian , the report says that scale of climate change emissions from shipping is almost...

We all need to spend some time at EfficienCity

Blog entry by Nick | February 11, 2008

If a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why Greenpeace UK has launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly what decentralised...

PR smokescreen lifts on coal industry's false solution

Blog entry by Nick | February 8, 2008

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), the technological poster child for the future of the global coal industry has just had its biggest supporter pull the rug out from underneath its feet. With the Bush administration withdrawing...

3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global...

Blog entry by Kristin Casper and Kate Simcock | November 8, 2017

Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It ...

Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 13, 2017

This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This...

Fire and Rain

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 16, 2017

The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness.   Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017 Humans...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

We will return to the Arctic

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 19, 2012

The Arctic holds a special significance for Greenpeace. The campaign that gave birth to our movement over 40 years ago stopped nuclear testing in Alaska. Many people thought a nuclear test in Alaska wouldn't affect them. But if you...

Pure Advantage’s report a clear call for action

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | June 11, 2012

Today, Pure Advantage , the business group whose backers include Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe, Villa Maria founder George Fistonich and Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall, released a report into New Zealand’s environmental record,...

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