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  • At dawn on Monday this week (local time), Greenpeace activists began blocking the construction of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) being built at Flamanville, France. Two trucks were anchored to the ground, blockading the entrance carrying a... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warrior begins sampling off Fukushima

    Blogpost by nyoung - May 4, 2011 at 8:15

    It has been a frustrating few days on the Rainbow Warrior. Until Sunday we were stopped outside of Tokyo bay, waiting out bad weather, trying to find a ship’s agent to represent us and arrange entry into port to fix our broken gyro compass, and hav... Read more >

  • Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

    Blogpost by Ike Teuling - May 2, 2011 at 14:40

    Since the start of the Fukushima disaster I have been following the worrying developments from a safe distance in Amsterdam, but suddenly, I am on rocking ship getting closer to the disaster area every day. I joined the Rainbow Warrior a week ago i... Read more >

  • Life aboard the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 28, 2011 at 16:28 3 comments

    Vanessa Atkinson is a Greenpeace NZ Climate Campaigner. She has been on board the Stop Deep Sea Oil Flotilla every day that it has been at sea off the East Cape.  This is her account of one of her days on board – Friday April 22

    Another day out on th... Read more >

  • Tiama joins the Flotilla to Stop Deep Sea Oil

    Blogpost by Henk Haazen - April 28, 2011 at 16:12 3 comments

    Henk Haazen is the owner/skipper of the yacht Tiama. He gives his perspective on the work of the Flotilla to Stop Deep Sea Oil.

    April 22 2011  

    We finally arrived at East Cape after a 750 mile, five day journey from Bluff, to join the boats of the... Read more >

  • Elvis to appear in Tauranga

    Blogpost by Nick Young - April 28, 2011 at 8:54

    On Saturday one of the vessels in the deep sea oil protest flotilla was boarded by police and the skipper - Elvis Teddy - arrested.

    Aboard the San Pietro, Elvis and his crew including te Whanau a Apanui tribal leader Rikirangi Gage were stationary ... Read more >

  • Fishing for answers

    Blogpost by Phil Crawford - April 27, 2011 at 12:03 1 comment

    Here’s a short quiz to test your tuna knowledge.

    1.    Do you know where most of New Zealand’s canned tuna comes from?
    2.    What else is being caught at the same time as that tuna?

    Don’t panic if you don’t know the answers. Most people I’ve spoken to ... Read more >

  • Iwi Fishing Boat Disrupts Oil Survey Ship

    Blogpost by Nick Young - April 23, 2011 at 16:33 3 comments

    Today in the face of navy warship HMNZS Taupo, the crew of te Whānau ā Apanui’s fishing boat San Pietro went fishing at a safe distance in front of the deep sea oil survey ship, Orient Explorer. The longline with visible buoys was deployed within te... Read more >

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