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  • Stopping deep sea oil – Vanessa’s log 12/04/2011

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 14, 2011 at 18:08 4 comments

    Tuesday 12th April, 2011

    In the early hours of the morning, still many hours before dawn, we picked up the location of the Orient Explorer and her support vessel the Ocean Pioneer. Primed for another exciting day on the water and ready to do whatev... Read more >

  • Stopping deep sea oil – Vanessa’s log

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 14, 2011 at 14:09 2 comments

    Climate Campaigner Vanessa Atkinson is on board one of the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla vessels. This is her account of life on board...

    Sunday 10 April

    As the sun crept over the horizon on Sunday morning we were greeted with a beautiful sight – the... Read more >

  • Credit: Alex Hofford/Greenpeace
    Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean

    Great news! UK retailer Morrisons has announced a new policy on tinned tuna, committing to stop sourcing fish caught via destructive fishing methods: this means that now all major ... Read more >

  • Vanessa's Blog: Seismic Events at Sea

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 8, 2011 at 16:48 10 comments

    First Contact

    We headed out of Whangaparoa at Cape Runaway under a gloomy sky at sunset on Sunday. The wind was building and as were our nerves as the next phase of the flotilla to stop deep sea drilling began. After such a powerful welcome on Satu... Read more >

  • Jef's Blog: Toward Whangaparāoa

    Blogpost by Jef Ikenn - April 8, 2011 at 16:42 2 comments

    Jef Ikenn is a crew member of the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla crew, which represents a coalition of groups that are opposed to the plans to drill for deep sea oil in the Raukūmara Basin off the East Cape. The flotilla is currently in the area to make... Read more >

  • Copyright Greenpeace/Malcolm Pullman

    As a flotilla of yachts and fishing boats sets sail for the choppy waters off the East Cape to bear witness to deepwater oil exploration, the Government’s leaked energy strategy appears to be a clarion to call t... Read more >

  • Fighting spirit at Flotilla send off

    Blogpost by Dean Baigent-Mercer - March 28, 2011 at 16:11

    Copyright Greenpeace/Malcolm Pullman

    In speech and in song their rejection of Government approvals to allow oil exploration in their traditional water off East Cape was clear. It sent goosebumps.

    “This is not about money, this is about mana, and h... Read more >

  • History repeats ...

    Blogpost by Suzette Jackson - March 25, 2011 at 12:08

    Public rally as flotilla leaves Auckland for Moruroa to protest French nuclear tests. 08/06/1995 © Greenpeace / Dave Hallett

    New Zealand has got a great tradition when it comes to flotillas – groups of small yachts sailing huge distances to try and a... Read more >

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