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  • A frog amongst Kiwis

    Blogpost by Nick - September 17, 2008 at 5:00 1 comment
    This is Francios Lesage at his leaving party (C) Cranston
    This is Francios Lesage at his leaving party (C) Cranston
    Sad news, I am leaving New Zealand in two weeks from now… but, before I go, I felt like sharing my feelings about my time here and describing New Zealand and Greenpeace through French eyes. Then... Read more >
  • Creating a serious climate for change

    Blogpost by Nick - September 16, 2008 at 10:52 10 comments

    This opinion piece from Bunny McDiarmid our Executive Director is published in the NZ Herald today ...

    Bunny McdiarmidWhen the Emissions Trading Bill passed last week, Greenpeace sighed with relief. Not so much because this particular piece of legislation is now law... Read more >

  • Breaking news: Kingsnorth Six found not guilty!

    Blogpost by Nick - September 11, 2008 at 6:15 1 comment

    The Kingsnorth Six

    It's been a pretty unusual ten days for six Greenpeace activists in the UK but yesterday was truly extraordinary. At 3.20pm, the jury came back into court and announced a majority verdict of not guilty! All six defendants - Kevin, Emily, Tim, Will, Be... Read more >

  • Day dreaming, heads in the sand

    Blogpost by Nick - September 10, 2008 at 8:42 3 comments

    This morning on the wireless (there's a rough recording below of the actual snippet) I heard Tim Cossar the Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association along with Damien O'Connor interviewed about the challenges facing tourism NZ. Damian - our... Read more >

  • The beginning is in sight at Akiraho St

    Blogpost by RobT - September 9, 2008 at 8:27 1 comment

    The new Greenpeace buildingWell the time has finally come for me to leave this project for Greenpeace NZ. I am doing this only one week from the move in date for Greenpeace and although it appears like I am running away I need to get onto my next Greenpeace contract, which I h... Read more >

  • Talking to the Blue Greens

    Blogpost by bunny - September 8, 2008 at 13:07 1 comment

    Over the weekend I attended the BlueGreens forum on Waiheke. I was invited to give a presentation and so naturally I jumped at the opportunity. I chose the topic what is necessary, what is fair and what is wise when it comes to tackling climate chang... Read more >

  • The Great Climate Challenge

    Blogpost by Dan - September 5, 2008 at 13:23

    climate-challenge-at-diamond-harbour-2.jpgThere is something truly inspiring about the enthusiasm of school kids, and there's no doubt, its really infectious.

    My name is Dan and I have the fantastic job of promoting and coordinating Greenpeace's newest inter school fundraising / campaigning ... Read more >

  • Stopping forest destruction in Papua New Guinea

    Blogpost by Nick - September 4, 2008 at 12:34


    Kila and Yi Lan
    Kila Oumabe shows Greenpeace China forest campaigner Yi Lan how a local medicinal plant has a painful sting. This stinging nettle is used to take away the pain of childbirth by application to the small of a woman's back.

    IN PORT MORESBY, Papua... Read more >

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