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  • 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 >

  • After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson.

    Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn Energy operated 53,000 ... Read more >

  • Activists are demanding an end to reckless deepwater oil drilling and taking bold action to stop the oil rig Leiv Eiriksson as it departs Turkey to the Arctic waters of Greenland to begin drilling.

    In the early hours of the morning activists be... Read more >

  • Making disasters we can call our own

    Blogpost by Jay Harkness - April 21, 2011 at 14:18

    © Jose Luis Magana / Greenpeace

    Greenpeace, as part of a coalition of individual skippers, peoples and groups including te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Rarawa, and the Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla, will return to Petrobras’ seismic testing zone today. Why? To try and stop not one but two disasters from occurring … 

    Often an account of a tragedy or a disaster will quote a victim as saying something like “it’s the sort of thing you read about happening to other people, but I never thought it would happen to me.”

    It’s probably the human condition – to think the worst luck will always be shouldered by someone else.

    For those of us who live in New Zealand, that’s usually true. Like Australia, or perhaps even more so, we really are the lucky country.

    There are however exceptions to that rule, as Febr... Read more >

  • One Year Anniversary of BP oil disaster

    Blogpost by Lamar Billups - April 21, 2011 at 8:50

    BP Deepwater Horizon

    First I would like to thank Greenpeace for allowing me the honor of writing a blog for the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster. You are the best and on behalf of the millions of people on the gulf, we thank you for the research and help y... Read more >

  • Stopping deep sea oil – Vanessa’s log 12/04/2011

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 14, 2011 at 18:08 4 comments

    Tuesday 12th April, 2011

    In the early hours of the morning, still many hours before dawn, we picked up the location of the Orient Explorer and her support vessel the Ocean Pioneer. Primed for another exciting day on the water and ready to do whatev... Read more >

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