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Bunny McDiarmid

Bunny is a long-time Greenpeacer who started off as a deckhand on board the original Rainbow Warrior, then became campaign leader for the Pacific, then Executive Director of Greenpeace NZ, and is now executive director of Greenpeace International.

  • Waiting for the (ig)Noble Bob Douglas

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - November 18, 2013 at 19:32

    Out on the Tasman it is still, sunny and calm. The water has been so flat lately that, ironically, it’s technically known as "oily seas" because there’s a sheen over the water. Take note of this though because it’s the only time you’ll ever see me happy with oily seas!

    The SV Tiama awaits the Noble Bob Douglas at the deep sea drill-site about 110NM West of Raglan


    This morning as we all sat on Vega having cups of tea and eating chocolate biscuits a very large right whale breached and wandered through the middle of the boats. It stopped the conversation in its tracks as we all stood open-mouthed, pointing.

    This is also a very popular area for sharks (with their fins on) which has put a few people off swimming but did not dampen Barclay Armstrong’s standup paddling spirit as he took...

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  • We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream in our noses say that summer’s on the way.

    But today I can pretty much only think of the cold cells in St Petersburg that hold our friends. The Arctic 30 have been imprisoned by the Russian authorities for nearly two months now. And today we heard that the prosecutor is asking for a further three months while they carry on their investigations.