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The Oil Free Seas Flotilla and Greenpeace

Blog entry by John Dunford | November 11, 2013

A lot has changed in the more than 40 years since Greenpeace started out in Vancouver. From a small group of people with a driving passion for the environment, we've grown into a worldwide movement. Working in 'digital campaigns' as...

Ban on shark finning moves a step closer…slowly

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | November 11, 2013

Finally some good news. Our government seems to be listening to the tens of thousands of Kiwis who have asked it to ban shark finning in New Zealand waters. Yesterday it announced a proposal to stop the senseless and wasteful...

Friends in high places - the Arctic 30 receive political support all over the world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | November 11, 2013

It's not often that the President of Brazil, the Vice President of Iran, the Chancellor of Germany, the Argentinian Senate, the EU parliament, Burma's opposition leader, 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners, and hundreds of parliamentarians...

New Zealand at risk of becoming the next oil exploration frontier

Blog entry by Rachael Shaw | November 7, 2013

Deep sea drilling will soon commence in the rough waters off the NZ coast. This could mark the beginning of an oil rush in which democratic process, public concern, environmental protection and safety considerations are all swept aside...

In Russia, the future of the Arctic is up for debate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | November 7, 2013

The Russian public are far less sure than Gazprom about the question of drilling in the Arctic.  In a poll produced by Russian research agency FOM , 42% said drilling and mining in the Arctic was not appropriate. Just behind the 45%...

THE VOTE: Does NZ need more mining? Your chance to say NO in front of the nation

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 6, 2013

Tonight on TV3's The Vote, along with Russell Norma and Manu Caddie I’m going up against representatives of the oil drilling and mining industry to debate the question: "Does NZ need more mining?" In the face of new coal mining...

From Russia with love - letters from the Arctic 30

Blog entry by efreeman | November 4, 2013

We've received a number of letters now from the Arctic 30. We'd like to share a few highlights from a sample of them. They reveal what life is like for them in Murmansk, and how important your support is to them. British detainee...

Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 1, 2013

Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its...

Seabirds and Oil Spills

Blog entry by Rachael Shaw | November 1, 2013

Across the centuries and across cultures, the albatross has captured human imagination. They are just one of the iconic seabirds found in the rich waters surrounding New Zealand. Together with petrels, prions, penguins, shearwaters,...

Government too cosy for the truth on oil risk

Blog entry by Steve Abel | October 31, 2013

I never thought we’d be quoting the “drill baby drill” former US Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the risks of being too trusting of foreign oil companies but there you go. Since the release last week of our...

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