The Rena oil spill is an environmental catastrophe. The effects on the local environment, community and economy will be felt for a long time. It has shown how impossible it is to deal with an oil spill and should be clear evidence for the New Zealand Government that its plans to open NZ waters to deep sea oil drilling should be dropped.

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Life aboard the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | April 28, 2011

Vanessa Atkinson is a Greenpeace NZ Climate Campaigner. She has been on board the Stop Deep Sea Oil Flotilla every day that it has been at sea off the East Cape.  This is her account of one of her days on board – Friday April 22 ...

Tiama joins the Flotilla to Stop Deep Sea Oil

Blog entry by Henk Haazen | April 28, 2011

Henk Haazen is the owner/skipper of the yacht Tiama. He gives his perspective on the work of the Flotilla to Stop Deep Sea Oil. April 22 2011   We finally arrived at East Cape after a 750 mile, five day journey from Bluff, to...

Making disasters we can call our own

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | April 21, 2011

© Jose Luis Magana / Greenpeace Greenpeace, as part of a coalition of individual skippers, peoples and groups including te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Rarawa, and the Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla, will return to Petrobras’ seismic testing...

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A public health warning has been issued and people are advised to avoid skin contact with the oil, water and shoreline until further notice. "No shellfish and fin fish should be eaten from waters with visible oil contamination."

To join the BOP Regional Council clean-up operation visit:
www.boprc.govt.nz

For more general information visit:

Maritime New Zealand website Tauranga Incident page

 

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