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  • Copyright Greenpeace/Malcolm Pullman

    As a flotilla of yachts and fishing boats sets sail for the choppy waters off the East Cape to bear witness to deepwater oil exploration, the Government’s leaked energy strategy appears to be a clarion to call t... Read more >

  • Fighting spirit at Flotilla send off

    Blogpost by Dean Baigent-Mercer - March 28, 2011 at 16:11

    Copyright Greenpeace/Malcolm Pullman

    In speech and in song their rejection of Government approvals to allow oil exploration in their traditional water off East Cape was clear. It sent goosebumps.

    “This is not about money, this is about mana, and h... Read more >

  • History repeats ...

    Blogpost by Suzette Jackson - March 25, 2011 at 12:08

    Public rally as flotilla leaves Auckland for Moruroa to protest French nuclear tests. 08/06/1995 © Greenpeace / Dave Hallett

    New Zealand has got a great tradition when it comes to flotillas – groups of small yachts sailing huge distances to try and a... Read more >

  • Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - March 22, 2011 at 10:55

    The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of the nuclear pl... Read more >

  • Video: Questions and answers on the Fukushima nulclear crisis

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 20, 2011 at 20:19

    Yesterday, we sat one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and asked him a few of the top questions people have been asking us. 

    If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, try our extensive Q and A briefing, or our briefi... Read more >

  • Crisis in Japan

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - March 18, 2011 at 9:07

    Damage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 and no. 3.Damage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 and no. 3.

    Because of the earthquake disaster in Christchurch, New Zealanders right now are probably feeling more deeply for those affected by Japan’s earthquake disaster than they might o... Read more >

  • Expert sounds 'fishy'

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - March 16, 2011 at 13:00


    Last week I went to the chilly auction rooms at Auckland Fish Market to hear a talk billed as “the myth of overfishing” by fisheries scientist Ray Hilborn. Earlier in the day I’d spoken to a fisherman from Whakatane about their tuna tournament which... Read more >

  • Fukushima - Latest update and where to get more information

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 16, 2011 at 10:34

    Below is an update of the latest developments in the Japanese reactors. The crisis-situation continues, but the information coming out after this morning is limited.

    We've also created a Fukushima briefing page to answer some of the most common... Read more >

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