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Rena oil spill

Hub | October 9, 2011 at 12:30

The Container ship Rena inexplicably crashed into the Astrolabe Reef, about seven kilometres north of Motiti Island, near Tauranga early on Wednesday. It is carrying 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, some of which has already started to leak into...

Greenpeace volunteer team assists Rena clean up operation

Press release | October 15, 2011 at 8:41

Auckland 15th October 2011. A team of volunteers organised by Greenpeace New Zealand will today begin work cleaning toxic fuel oil off beaches in the Bay of Plenty.

New Zealand Oil Spill Report

Publication | October 23, 2013 at 0:01

In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico highlighted the wide-scale impacts that can be caused by a catastrophic deep sea well failure.

Shell study backs Greenpeace in oil spill row

Press release | October 25, 2013 at 13:47

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has just released the results of shallow water oil spill modelling (1) by Shell Todd Oil for Taranaki on their website.

Greenpeace welcomes Goff’s long-awaited insight on deep sea oil

Press release | October 12, 2011 at 16:06

Auckland 12/10/11: Greenpeace today welcomed Labour leader Phil Goff’s acknowledgement that there is a direct link between the Rena oil spill, and plans to open New Zealand up to deep sea oil exploration.

Shell’s spill continues as NZ deep water aspirations revealed

Press release | August 17, 2011 at 12:21

Auckland 17/8/11: As Shell Oil was announcing its involvement in plans to drill in the deep water of the Great South Basin, off the bottom of the South Island, the 1300-barrel spill from a rig operated by Shell in the North Sea was being labelled...

Rena’s ghost birds to appear in main centres

Press release | April 11, 2012 at 17:03

Auckland, 5/4/12: This month a collection of original prints made from a little blue penguin and a diving petrel killed by the Rena disaster will go on a three-centre tour, going on public display in venues in Christchurch, Dunedin, and Wellington.

Petrobras field the source of serious deep sea oil leak off

Press release | November 15, 2011 at 17:29

Auckland 15/11/11: Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company that is intending to drill for oil in up to 3100 metres of water off the East Cape, is the part-owner of an oil field northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where a serious oil leak has developed.

Save our beaches from oil disaster

Publication | March 23, 2011 at 16:21

Many of us watched dumbfounded as the oil-spill disaster in the US Gulf of Mexico unfolded in 2010. Amazingly, as the oil was gushing from BP’s well, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee was issuing permits for deepwater exploration to be...

Key not fooling anyone on oil risks

Press release | October 10, 2011 at 16:57

The Prime Minister’s statement that the Rena oil spill has nothing to do with the threat from deep sea oil exploration is foolish, says Greenpeace New Zealand.

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