With some help from others we made a short video to embody just some of the events and people through history who have defined us and made their mark on our world.New Zealand Story contains references to over 30 people and events in our history that collectively and individually embody the best of the New Zealand character. It touches on just some of those who have defined our country, its spirit and our historical tendency to overachieve in way that is uniquely kiwi. Now is a time when there seems to be an increasing conversation about what we stand for as a nation, and what values we choose to guide us forward.As the year comes to an end, we hope this video will also make you feel happy and proud and prompt us all to reflect on the sort of country we want to be into the future and how together we can write the next chapter in the Story of New Zealand.
With the new Rainbow Warrior coming Jan 2013, we got to thinking about her place in New Zealand history, about New Zealand's place in the world, and about what makes us proud to be from this little nation at the far end of the world.
It was a wild and beautiful ride on Taitu's maiden voyage from Wellington to Napier as our intrepid crew head North to confront Statoil and Chevron's reckless oil exploration.
We are the generation that ends oil.
Get on board - because when we stand together, we always win.
Today around 200 people blockaded the oil industry conference in New Plymouth, Taranaki preventing delegates from entering the venue for almost six hours.
As if nothing were sacred, precious pockets of conservation land, threatened species, rare wetlands - and even national treasures like Lake Tekapo and Pupu Spings are threatened by industrial dairying's insatiable thirst for water.
Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers
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