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  • Day dreaming, heads in the sand

    Blogpost by Nick - September 10, 2008 at 8:42 3 comments

    This morning on the wireless (there's a rough recording below of the actual snippet) I heard Tim Cossar the Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association along with Damien O'Connor interviewed about the challenges facing tourism NZ. Damian - our... Read more >

  • The beginning is in sight at Akiraho St

    Blogpost by RobT - September 9, 2008 at 8:27 1 comment

    The new Greenpeace buildingWell the time has finally come for me to leave this project for Greenpeace NZ. I am doing this only one week from the move in date for Greenpeace and although it appears like I am running away I need to get onto my next Greenpeace contract, which I h... Read more >

  • Talking to the Blue Greens

    Blogpost by bunny - September 8, 2008 at 13:07 1 comment

    Over the weekend I attended the BlueGreens forum on Waiheke. I was invited to give a presentation and so naturally I jumped at the opportunity. I chose the topic what is necessary, what is fair and what is wise when it comes to tackling climate chang... Read more >

  • The Great Climate Challenge

    Blogpost by Dan - September 5, 2008 at 13:23

    climate-challenge-at-diamond-harbour-2.jpgThere is something truly inspiring about the enthusiasm of school kids, and there's no doubt, its really infectious.

    My name is Dan and I have the fantastic job of promoting and coordinating Greenpeace's newest inter school fundraising / campaigning ... Read more >

  • Stopping forest destruction in Papua New Guinea

    Blogpost by Nick - September 4, 2008 at 12:34

     

    Kila and Yi Lan
    Kila Oumabe shows Greenpeace China forest campaigner Yi Lan how a local medicinal plant has a painful sting. This stinging nettle is used to take away the pain of childbirth by application to the small of a woman's back.

    IN PORT MORESBY, Papua... Read more >

  • Tuna laundering

    Blogpost by Nick - September 2, 2008 at 9:11 3 comments
    the-pirate-fishing-vessel-lun.jpg
    The pirate fishing vessel, Luna Rossa, cut off its illegal driftnet and fled from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. © Greenpeace / Gavin Parsons
    There's an interesting story about Tuna over at the Greenpeace International blog today.

    On the tail of t... Read more >

  • The final countdown

    Blogpost by RobT - September 1, 2008 at 10:16

    isla-2008-374.jpgTwo more weeks gone since I last wrote and we're now fast closing in on the office move, no more than two and a bit weeks away. It's kind of scary in many respects when I look around because it still looks like we have quite some way to go.

    The plaste... Read more >

  • Coal: the Kingsnorth Six on trial

    Blogpost by Nick - September 1, 2008 at 7:32

    Kingsnorth coal-fired power station

    In the UK today, six brave Greenpeace souls will be appearing at Maidstone Crown Court for the start of a trial centring around Kingsnorth, coal and climate change. In October last year, they took a personal stand to protect the environment and clim... Read more >

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