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  • Extreme gardening

    Blogpost by Tia - April 8, 2008 at 11:16 14 comments
    Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our bodies and our hea... Read more >
  • Meanwhile in Wellington ...

    Blogpost by Suse - April 8, 2008 at 10:27
    Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE
    Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE
    While our teams in Taupo did some extreme gardening, I went to the Landcorp headquarters in Wellington to deliver a letter outlining Landcorp's contribution to climate change and demanding that Landcorp halt i... Read more >
  • Spades in boots

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 8, 2008 at 6:00 2 comments

    All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the vagaries of onboard... Read more >

  • Rainbow Child for a Day

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 7, 2008 at 6:54 2 comments
    Robert the volunteer (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Robert the volunteer (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    - A volunteer's perspective

    Today I lost my environmental activist cherry. Although I've been a Greenpeace supporter for a couple of years, this was the first time I've put my face out there for the organi... Read more >

  • Lyle Thurston, 1937 - 2008

    Blogpost by Nick - April 4, 2008 at 13:44
    Lyle Thurston
    Lyle Thurston
    This week came the sad news of the passing of another warrior; Lyle Thurston - one of 12 crewmembers on the original Greenpeace campaign - has died of pneumonia at the age of 70 in Victoria, BC, Canada.

    The Independent describes him as "a ... Read more >

  • Tail of the whale

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 4, 2008 at 13:13 5 comments
    Anne Manchester (right), niece of late, renowned New Zealand sculptor Colin Webster-Watson, presenting a $20,000 cheque from Colin’s estate to Greenpeace NZ Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid, infront of his sculpture Tail of the Whale on Oriental Parade in Wellington. (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Anne Manchester (right), niece of late, renowned New Zealand sculptor Colin Webster-Watson, presenting a $20,000 cheque from Colin’s estate to Greenpeace NZ Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid, infront of his sculpture Tail of the Whale on Oriental Par...
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  • Fossil Fools Day

    Blogpost by Nick - April 3, 2008 at 16:57 2 comments

    Fossil Fools DayThe International Rising Tide network and its allies called for a day of action against the fossil fuel industry on April 1st 2008 - FOSSIL FOOLS DAY! We've heard about lots of great actions so we thought we'd post a bit of a summary...

    Thousands of pe... Read more >

  • What %#@*! elephant?

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 3, 2008 at 13:54 11 comments
    Renowned Political cartoonist Malcolm Evans puts paintbrush to billboard over climate change issue at Queens wharf,Wellington where Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior is docked. (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Renowned Political cartoonist Malcolm Evans puts paintbrush to billboard over climate change issue at Queens wharf,Wellington where Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior is docked. (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Today. Wellington. Unseasonably still and hot. ... Read more >

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