This morning 150 original ‘oil prints’ made with a little blue penguin killed by the Rena disaster appeared along Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road.
The prints are accompanied by the message ‘Rena did this. Deep sea oil drilling could be a thousand times worse.
The little blue penguin was found dead and covered in oil on Matakana Island by Greenpeace volunteers when they were helping the local iwi, Nga Hapu o te Moutere o Matakana, clean oil off their beaches following the Rena spill.
An art collective made up of Auckland creatives and Greenpeace volunteers came up with the concept of making ‘oil prints’ with the birds and donated their time to create hundreds of prints.
It’s a memorial to the 20,000 birds killed by the Rena disaster and also a stark reminder of the dangers of ... Read more >