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Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

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.

The great climate debate

Blog entry by Suse | April 3, 2008

The debate on board the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Wellington yesterday, and to back up our survey of political parties , we cut straight to the chase with an on board political debate...

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...

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...

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...

The aftermath

Blog entry by Nick | March 26, 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 As the dust settles after yesterday's action it's...

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...

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...

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...

Coal ship action ends in Lyttelton Harbour

Press release | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace says it's pleased to have highlighted the contribution New Zealand is making to climate change through a coal shipment action in the Port of Lyttelton today.

Greenpeace occupies coal ship; calls for real action on climate change

Press release | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior has blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton.

Rainbow Warrior blocks coal shipment

Feature story | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

A few hours ago the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton. See the video

New Zealand’s growing contribution to climate change

Publication | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Man-made climate change is real and happening fast. Experts say it’s the single biggest threat civilisation has ever faced, and the first time a single issue has spanned people, species, countries and continents in this way. While the...

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...

The way we were

Blog entry by Nick | March 23, 2008

I spotted an interesting ' the way we were ' piece of historical trivia in the paper here in Lyttelton this morning. In 1982 the Lyttelton Borough Council was second only to Christchurch in what would be a series of NZ towns, cities...

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...

We have a winner

Blog entry by Nick | March 22, 2008

Photo competition winning Piwauwau by Suzi Phillips (Some rights reserved) The 'Climate and I' photo competition drew some great entries -- and we have a winner - or in fact - two. The winning photographer is Suzi Phillips from...

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...

Green drinks II

Blog entry by Kathy | March 20, 2008

Waveney Warth (left) who has pledged to not create any household waste for a year, with Campbell Live reporter Natasha Utting, at Green Drinks on the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov It's a tough life working on a Greenpeace...

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...

Meet Babu, Cook on the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Kathy | March 18, 2008

Meet Babu - Cook aboard the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov It's one thing to chef on terra firma. It's quite another to chef on a rocking, moving ship; especially when you've got environmental campaigners and activists...

An Orwellian visit to Lyttelton

Blog entry by Kathy | March 17, 2008

The Esperanza and the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Ahh Lyttelton, town of seething port, rolling hills and the heady Wunderbar. And temporary home to two Greenpeace ships. It doesn't happen often, and it's quite a sight...

Geek Prayer #13

Blog entry by Suse | March 16, 2008

Sir David Merritt the poet of Lyttelton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov We had some interesting encounters at the Port of Lyttelton last night. Soon after we arrived we had Tim Barnett (Labour MP for Christchurch Central), Brendan Burns...

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,...

Meeting the Warrior again

Blog entry by Chris | March 15, 2008

The drive to Gisborne from Auckland to join the Rainbow Warrior felt short. (In actual fact it was not short-largely due to an unfortunate truck and trailer incident involving wool bales all over the show, a handy orchard and a bus...

From Nevados del Aconquija to Christchurch

Blog entry by Kathy | March 15, 2008

Albatross (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov This is from Pablo , written in, as he puts it, “International Brokken English” I remember when I start my primary school and I visit the house of my classmate I didn’t understand why they don't...

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: Kathy, communications officer

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Kathy, on board communications officer (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov My name's Kathy, and I'm the on board communications officer for the Rainbow Warrior tour. Normally I fulfil said officer's role in the Auckland office. (I keep meaning...

Meet Susannah, onboard campaigner

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Meet Susannah (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Hi, I'm Susannah, a climate campaigner at the Greenpeace NZ office and a campaigner on board the Rainbow Warrior for the 6-week tour. Kathy has asked me to write my own profile. I protested...

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...

Meet Carmen, Onboard Campaign Manager

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Carmen - Campaign manager (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Carmen (otherwise known as Nautical Goddess) is a very experienced campaigner, having spent 12 years volunteering and working with Greenpeace , in various roles. I asked her to...

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. ...

A day in Gisborne

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Open boat talks (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov I take it all back! Gisborne is a meteorological chocolate box. I woke at 4:30am to pouring rain, an open cabin hatch and a developing puddle on the floor. And the rain pretty much didn't stop...

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.

The Mysterious Pumpkin caper…

Blog entry by Kathy | March 12, 2008

The great pumpkin caper (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov Gisborne really is everything they say it is – hot, sunny and very friendly! Friendly incident 1: After a gallant entry into the Harbour, we were welcomed by members of a local iwi with...

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...

What the heck are we doing here?

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

It was after about 11 hours of running between bunk and toilet late yesterday that I began to ask myself: "what the $%#@ am I doing? Is this really worth it? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME????!?!". Which brings me to what I am doing.

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...

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