Greenpeace activists barricading shut Statoil’s new Wellington office.

Photo | December 9, 2014

Greenpeace activists are barricading shut Statoil’s new Wellington office before the Norwegian oil giant has fully opened for business. Statoil’s New Zealand branch office is on the 21st floor of the Vodafone building in Lambton Quay. Activists are stopping entry by adding extra locks to the front door and boarding it up with planks and a sign reading 'Go Home Statoil'. The sign, featuring Maori motifs, was designed by members of Northland iwi that are opposed to deep sea oil exploration off their coast.