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  • 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 >

  • You can’t sink a rainbow

    Blogpost by Greg - July 10, 2008 at 12:47

    The Rainbow Warrior10 July 1985, 11.38pm, a bomb explodes under the Rainbow Warrior making a hole the size of a car. This first act of terrorism on New Zealand soil killed Fernando Pereira, a Dutch photographer for Greenpeace, and sparked worldwide outrage that stopped ... Read more >

  • A new green iPhone by the end of 2008?

    Blogpost by Greg - July 9, 2008 at 13:29

    iPhone 3GWith typical hype and fanfare, Apple’s latest iPhone 3G is hitting stores on Friday. It promises to be faster, better and cheaper, but what have we heard about it being greener than its predecessor? Crickets.

    An Aucklander by the name of Jonny Gladwel... Read more >

  • Whale rescue 101

    Blogpost by Greg - July 8, 2008 at 5:20 5 comments

    MinkeGreenpeace receptionist Raechel Thomas had a nail-biting Saturday, wetsuit clad and on stand by to save a whale! Here's her story...

    When I heard that Project Jonah (a whales protection group) was running Marine Mammal Medic Courses, I jumped at the ... Read more >

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