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  • Credit: Alex Hofford/Greenpeace
    Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean

    Great news! UK retailer Morrisons has announced a new policy on tinned tuna, committing to stop sourcing fish caught via destructive fishing methods: this means that now all major ... Read more >

  • Vanessa's Blog: Seismic Events at Sea

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 8, 2011 at 18:48 10 comments

    First Contact

    We headed out of Whangaparoa at Cape Runaway under a gloomy sky at sunset on Sunday. The wind was building and as were our nerves as the next phase of the flotilla to stop deep sea drilling began. After such a powerful welcome on Satu... Read more >

  • Jef's Blog: Toward Whangaparāoa

    Blogpost by Jef Ikenn - April 8, 2011 at 18:42 2 comments

    Jef Ikenn is a crew member of the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla crew, which represents a coalition of groups that are opposed to the plans to drill for deep sea oil in the Raukūmara Basin off the East Cape. The flotilla is currently in the area to make... Read more >

  • Copyright Greenpeace/Malcolm Pullman

    As a flotilla of yachts and fishing boats sets sail for the choppy waters off the East Cape to bear witness to deepwater oil exploration, the Government’s leaked energy strategy appears to be a clarion to call t... Read more >

  • Fighting spirit at Flotilla send off

    Blogpost by Dean Baigent-Mercer - March 28, 2011 at 18:11

    Copyright Greenpeace/Malcolm Pullman

    In speech and in song their rejection of Government approvals to allow oil exploration in their traditional water off East Cape was clear. It sent goosebumps.

    “This is not about money, this is about mana, and h... Read more >

  • History repeats ...

    Blogpost by Suzette Jackson - March 25, 2011 at 13:08

    Public rally as flotilla leaves Auckland for Moruroa to protest French nuclear tests. 08/06/1995 © Greenpeace / Dave Hallett

    New Zealand has got a great tradition when it comes to flotillas – groups of small yachts sailing huge distances to try and a... Read more >

  • Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - March 22, 2011 at 11:55

    The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of the nuclear pl... Read more >

  • Video: Questions and answers on the Fukushima nulclear crisis

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 20, 2011 at 21:19

    Yesterday, we sat one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and asked him a few of the top questions people have been asking us. 

    If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, try our extensive Q and A briefing, or our briefi... Read more >

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