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  • Day 5: Paradise under threat

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 26, 2009 at 17:19

    Kia Orana koutou katoatoa,

    Aitutaki is beautiful, the people are friendly and the land is plentiful. I would go as far to call it Paradise on Earth. Seeing the effects of climate change and knowing there's a possibility that the land could possibly be... Read more >

  • IWC 2009 - whale conservation bloc not playing its hand

    Blogpost by nick - June 26, 2009 at 8:20

    Guest blog from Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator

    Just a few minutes before the opening of the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, a large rat was seen scuttling through the hotel and out the door. As metaphors go, i... Read more >

  • Day 4: Groundwork on Aitutaki

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 25, 2009 at 16:20

    Hey everybody,

    I survived the transit across to Aitutaki! There has been quite a swell and a lot of movement but I managed to sleep through the majority of it; I was only sick once, man, am I grateful.

    A quick trip on the Greenpeace RIBThis morning we jumped on the inflatables to come... Read more >

  • Day 3: The Boxing Day races are no more

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 24, 2009 at 14:38

    Kia Orana koutou,

    Yet another eye-opening day, it’s been jam-packed with knowledge and I’m soaking it all up like a sponge.

    The EsperanzaI began the day with a meeting with Sir. Frederick Goodwin, the Queens Representative here in the Cooks. He was clued-up on the... Read more >

  • Day 2: Up close and personal with climate change

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 23, 2009 at 20:05

    Hey everyone,

    Well I have had a jam-packed day!

    Firstly, we had an open boat of the Esperanza this morning. The weather didn’t start out looking too flash but that didn’t stop people flocking to come and learn about life on board and more about w... Read more >

  • Matt Watson talks about fishing and sustainability

    Blogpost by nick - June 23, 2009 at 7:24 1 comment

    Extreme fisherman and star of the Ultimate Fishing Show Matt Watson talks about fishing, sustainability and the Greenpeace report: While Stocks.

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  • To GE or not to GE?

    Blogpost by jacko - June 23, 2009 at 6:56 8 comments

    Once again the release of some crazy genetic experiments have been foiled. A couple of weeks ago the High Court did what our so called ‘environmental risk’ management agency (ERMA) didn’t. The High Court effectively stopped the release of numerous gen... Read more >

  • Day one aboard the Esperanza

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 22, 2009 at 22:23

    Kia Orana!

    Here we are finally on the Esperanza. Man, it’s pretty amazing, not sure what I had expected but it has definitely blown my mind! It’s huge – and there is a fabulous crew on board. It’s very humbling to be around a group of people who are a... Read more >

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