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  • Public transport in Auckland

    Blogpost by Lucy - March 11, 2008 at 10:29 3 comments

    Auckland train station by wonderferretEven though it's not actually part of my job at Greenpeace, as a keen cyclist and climate change activist, I try to keep an eye on what's going on with transport in NZ.

    As you all probably know, if you've ever tried to take a bus or train in NZ, the tr... Read more >

  • Farewell Auckland

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 10, 2008 at 19:55 1 comment

    Good bye dad!Today we cast off the mooring lines and set sail for Gisborne. As we left port, the non sea-faring section of the Auckland Greenpeace office lined the wharf to wave us off. The 13-month old son of the ship's bosun was even dressed for the occasion wit... Read more >

  • Meet: Pablo - Deckhand

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 10, 2008 at 8:42 3 comments
    Pablo - Deckhand GRENPEACE / Sharomov
    Pablo - Deckhand GRENPEACE / Sharomov
    Pablo is a deckhand on board. He's from Argentina, aged 29. This is his sixth trip to sea with Greenpeace.

    "Greenpeace is part of my family. My father always supported Greenpeace and worked with Greenpeace Argentina... Read more >

  • Goodbye Hans Monker

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

    Hans MonkerThis morning the Rainbow Warrior sailed out of Auckland and I thought of Hans Monker who I met on the ship last time it was here. Read more >

    You would never pick out Hans in a bar as a hero. He just didn't have the look. But he went places most people wouldn't d...
  • A day in port

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 9, 2008 at 12:04
    On the bridge (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov
    On the bridge (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov
    A key part of our ship tour are the open days, when anyone can come on board, have a free tour, talk to the campaigners and meet the crew.

    During these tours, someone from the Greenpeace NZ campaign team is respons... Read more >

  • Win a trip on the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Nick - March 7, 2008 at 11:33

    Rainbow WarriorEver dreamed of sailing aboard the Rainbow Warrior? Here's your chance. We've reserved a bunk on the Rainbow Warrior for the person who wins our 'Climate and I' photography competition.


    Here's how it works. We're l... Read more >

  • Launching the Greenpeace balloon

    Blogpost by Nick - March 6, 2008 at 16:08 3 comments
    An early start with the balloon (C) GREENPEACE / Nick Young
    An early start with the balloon (C) GREENPEACE / Nick Young
    Have you ever been inside a hot air balloon? Probably not. Neither had I until this morning when I got the opportunity to walk around inside one as we prepared to launch the Greenpeace hot air... Read more >
  • Green drinks a hit on the Warrior

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 6, 2008 at 15:50 6 comments

    Green drinksI was put in charge of inviting "celebrities and prominent people" to 'Green Drinks' aboard the Warrior last night.

    I'm not good with celebrities - I don't really know what one is. And I certainly don't think I know any. "Nicky Watson?" I thought. "She... Read more >

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