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Nick Young

Nick has worked with Greenpeace for more than 10 years and is now Head of Digital at Greenpeace NZ.

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  • The Christchurch City Council has recenlty come out in opposition to the Government’s plans for risky deep sea drilling. Auckland Council is about to vote on their position this Thursday morning (5 Feb). Their draft submission does not oppose deep sea oil drilling off the West Coast of Auckland.

    Click here to tell Len Brown and the Auckland City Councilors to vote against deep sea drilling of our coasts.

    Exploration and drilling could happen over an enormous offshore area off the West coast of the North Island stretching from Taranaki to Northland, as well as vast tracts off the East coast of the North and South Islands all the way down past Bluff.

    Councils and iwi authorities around the country have been invited to tell the Government what they think of the drilling plans. 

    Industry sta...
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  • March to #StopDeepSeaOil and #StopStatoil

    Blogpost by Nick Young - September 30, 2014 at 7:49

    There have been amazing and moving scenes in Northland as the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi made its way down from Cape Reinga to stand up for their coast, their way of life and for future generations.

    And they are not alone. They’ve been joined along the way by people from the East Cape and Kaikoura who are also under threat from deep sea oil drilling

    Today is the chance for Aucklander’s to join this important movement in defence of our oceans by joining the Hikoi at 12 Noon at Britmart for the March up Queen St to the NZ Oil conference at SkyCity.

    Will you join us to make our all of our voices heard for a clean energy future? Meet us opposite Britomart today (Tuesday) at 12 noon -- click here for details.

    Statoil are a Norwegian Oil company who want to do risky deep sea drilling off Northl...
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  • Auckland march to #StopDeepSeaOil

    Blogpost by Nick Young - September 27, 2014 at 19:29

    March to stop deep sea oilAs New Zealand elected John Key's National Government for a third term, the world witnessed the largest climate protest in history. More than 600,000 people made the call for a clean energy future in the 'People's Climate March'.

    Climate Voter clocked in at more than 62,000 and showed that there is a strong desire in New Zealand for action on climate change, and for a cleaner smarter economy.

    New Zealand’s election result is not a mandate for climate in-action. It is not a mandate for more deep sea oil drilling, fracking, mining, and more roads -- and we must not let it be seen as that.

    It’s now up to all of us now to turn up the volume, maintain the momentum and transform those numbers online to numbers on the street! Like all effective movements, we take a long view and we keep on turnin...
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  • #ClimateVoter Debate Runs Hot Before Election

    Blogpost by Nick Young - September 10, 2014 at 8:01

    At the Great Climate Voter Debate last week, politicians had the chance to tell the nation how their party plans to meet the challenge of climate change.

    It was a huge success. We had a sellout crowd at Q Theater, over 13,000 people tuned in to the live stream online, it was expertly moderated by Samantha Hayes and the #ClimateVoter hashtag was trending nationwide throughout.

    Along with our Climate Voter partners Forest & Bird, Oxfam, Generation Zero, 350 and WWF, our aim from the outset has been to put climate change on the agenda this election and we’ve succeeded.

    As I write this nearly 60,000 people have signed on as Climate Voters since we launched only about 8 weeks ago and the level of interest in the debate shows that this is an issue voters care about.

    Sign on here if you haven't... Read more >

  • The Electoral Commission has said Climate Voter may be in breach of the Electoral Act so along with the other 5 groups who launched the intiative, we’re going to the High Court to test the Electoral Act.

    This is an important free speech test case. Here’s a short Friday afternoon round-up of some of the news reporting and blogs from earlier in the week.

    Radio New Zealand covered it on Morning Report - you can listen here.

    One News and Newstalk gave it some airtime as well.

    And both Stuff and the Herald filed pieces too.

    A bunch of well-read bloggers considered the impending High Court case, in some interesting ways. Micky Savage on the Standard with ‘Dear Greenpeace – difficult cases make bad law’ ‘Climate Voter and the Electoral Act’ over on No Right Turn. The Jackal with Climate Voter and... Read more >

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