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  • Lyttelton coal action update II

    Blogpost by Nick - March 25, 2008 at 20:18 26 comments
    Greenpeace climbers unfurl a Target Climate Change banner while hanging from the hull of Solid Energy’s coal ship, the Hellenic Sea. Lyttelton, New Zealand, 2008. Greenpeace / Dimitri Sharomov
    Greenpeace climbers unfurl a Target Climate Change banner while hanging from the hull of Solid Energy’s coal ship, the Hellenic Sea. Lyttelton, New Zealand, 2008. Greenpeace / Dimitri Sharomov
    Activists on the side of the Hellenic Sea (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    Activists on the side of the Hellenic Sea (C) GREENPEACE /...
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  • Lyttelton coal action update

    Blogpost by Nick - March 25, 2008 at 17:15 19 comments
    Activists on the side of the Hellenic Sea (C) GREENPEACE
    Activists on the side of the Hellenic Sea (C) GREENPEACE
    Three activists from the Rainbow Warrior have made it across to the Hellenic Sea in a fast inflatable and have climbed on to the side of the ship. They are on the port side unfurling a large Targ... Read more >
  • Rainbow Warrior blocks coal shipment in Lyttelton

    Blogpost by Nick - March 25, 2008 at 15:56 7 comments
    The Hellenic Sea coal ship
    The Hellenic Sea coal ship
    At 1600 hours today we cast off our mooring lines and sailed the Rainbow Warrior across Lyttelton harbour into a position alongside the Hellenic Sea. With anchors at our stern and bow we will set ourselves in place to block i... Read more >
  • A spell in the galley

    Blogpost by Nick - March 24, 2008 at 19:41
    The Galley on the Rainbow Warrior
    The Galley on the Rainbow Warrior
    I arrived in Lyttelton two days ago and it's taken me that long to get a berth on board. There's been a gaggle of volunteers here, helping with open days and generally getting a bit of ship time, but things have quiete... Read more >
  • The way we were

    Blogpost by Nick - March 23, 2008 at 19:35

    I spotted an interesting 'the way we were' piece of historical trivia in the paper here in Lyttelton this morning.

    In 1982 the Lyttelton Borough Council was second only to Christchurch in what would be a series of NZ towns, cities and boroughs that wo... Read more >

  • Open day photos

    Blogpost by Nick - March 23, 2008 at 11:12
    People aboard the Rainbow Warrior in Lytellton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    People aboard the Rainbow Warrior in Lytellton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    Despite tight security at Port Lyttelton the open days here have been excellent. We've had about 1000 people through the ship. Everyone has been extremely patient as we jumped thr... Read more >
  • We have a winner

    Blogpost by Nick - March 22, 2008 at 9:57
    Photo competition winning Piwauwau by Suzi Phillips (Some rights reserved)
    Photo competition winning Piwauwau by Suzi Phillips (Some rights reserved)
    The 'Climate and I' photo competition drew some great entries -- and we have a winner - or in fact - two.

    The winning photographer is Suzi Phillips from Auckland who sent us the... Read more >

  • Meet Alex, Deckhand

    Blogpost by Nick - March 21, 2008 at 17:38 1 comment
    Alex, Deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    Alex, Deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    Alex is a deckhand onboard. He's British. Very British. In fact he sounds suspiciously like one of the Famous Five. Alex likes classical music, the colour scarlet and welcoming people on board the ship during op... Read more >

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