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  • New office work update

    Blogpost by RobT - July 22, 2008 at 14:28 1 comment

     

    Battening
    Battening done, floor grinded and sealed...

    Acceleration in the works programme over the last couple of weeks has been spectacular. All the groundwork laid in the preparation of the re-fit while we were waiting for building consent to come th... Read more >

  • Pirates, murder and surfing

    Blogpost by Nick - July 17, 2008 at 12:02
    Pirate fishing vessel
    Pirate fishing vessel
    An illegal fishing ship whose captain is rumoured to have been murdered has thrown plans for the World Surfing Championship in Bali into chaos by running aground on the island's best surf break and it turns out to be  the longline... Read more >
  • Apple posts iPhone 3G Environmental Status Report

    Blogpost by Nick - July 16, 2008 at 9:11

    iPhone 3GLast week we called out Apple on the lack of any environmental info on the new iPhone 3G. Pre-launch publicity and specs for the new MacBook Air and iMac included info on how Apple was making progress on eliminating the worst toxic chemicals by the en... Read more >

  • Junichi and Toru released on bail

    Blogpost by Nick - July 16, 2008 at 6:57

    After 26 days in custody, Junichi and Toru are out on bail and finally get to go home to be with their families.

    Still, justice will not be done until a proper investigation of the whale meat scandal happens. The unanswered question remains - Why did t... Read more >

  • The Outlook for Someday - Film competition

    Blogpost by Nick - July 15, 2008 at 13:57
    The Outlook For Sunday
    The Outlook For Sunday
    Feel like making a film? Check out The Outlook For Someday competition - I've never thought about making films but I am now!

    The Outlook for Someday, began last year as “A Sustainability Film Challenge for Young New Zealanders” an... Read more >

  • Culture jamming the Eiffel Tower

    Blogpost by Nick - July 14, 2008 at 8:09

     

    Culture jamming the Eiffel Tower (C) Greenpeace / Xavier Pardessus
    Culture jamming the Eiffel Tower (C)
    Greenpeace / Xavier Pardessus

    French state nuclear company Areva sponsored a nice ring of EU stars for the Eiffel Tower - probably to kiss up to Presid... Read more >

  • Junichi and Toru charged for exposing the whale meat scandal

    Blogpost by Nick - July 14, 2008 at 8:02

    Junichi and Toru, our two activists who exposed the Japanese whale meat scandal and have been held in detention for the last three weeks, have been charged with theft and trespass. This is despite pressure from more than 30 international organisations... Read more >

  • Survey Shock: NZ'ers don't want to subsidise big business

    Blogpost by Kathy - July 11, 2008 at 8:31 2 comments

    Somke stacksA survey out today concludes that New Zealand householders don’t want to pay lots of money for an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Talk about stating the bloody obvious. Of course average New Zealanders don’t want to cover the cost of big business’ pol... Read more >

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