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  • 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 >
  • The great climate debate

    Blogpost by Suse - April 3, 2008 at 8:42 3 comments
    The debate on board the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    The debate on board the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Wellington yesterday, and to back up our survey of political parties, we cut straight to the chase with an on board political debate last night.

    Climate s... Read more >

  • Live webcast of political debate on the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Nick - April 2, 2008 at 7:01

    Update: The debate can be viewed here.

    WebcastIn Wellington today (2 April 2008) at 7:00 PM, chaired by Sean Plunket from Radio New Zealand's Morning Report and hosted by Greenpeace, NZ politicians are to debate which party’s climate policy is most on target... Read more >

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