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  • Day 2: Tauranga Palm Kernel ship action update

    Blogpost by nick - September 17, 2009 at 8:31 3 comments
    Climate crime
    Climate crime
    Late last night the last of the 14 activists aboard the East Ambition preventing the palm kernel  (PKE) from being unleaded in Tauranaga was cut off and taken away by police. They are all very tired but safe and satisfied that they man... Read more >
  • Tauranga Palm Kernel ship action update

    Blogpost by nick - September 16, 2009 at 14:27
    Activists lock on to crane wires
    Activists lock on to crane wires
    Our activists have been aboard the East Ambition off the coast of Tauranga for over 6 hours now and have thus far managed to keep it from unloading it's cargo of palm kernel animal feed.

    Two activists have been arrest... Read more >

  • Palm kernal action update

    Blogpost by Kathy - September 16, 2009 at 9:48

    All 14 activitsts remain locked on to the ship just outside the Port of Tauranga.

    One is on the anchor chain. NM03

    Check out new images just up on the live feed site.

    The rollout of the action "went like clockwork", according to our campaigner on the ground,... Read more >

  • Greenpeace stops palm kernel shipment coming into Tauranga

    Blogpost by Kathy - September 16, 2009 at 8:57 3 comments

    shipGreenpeace activists have blocked a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms.

    The 12 activists who have boarded the East Ambition, several kilometers from Tauranga port, have lock... Read more >

  • The rehashed ETS - why it sucks

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - September 15, 2009 at 13:29

    I’ve been resisting the temptation to write a blog for Sign On about the emissions trading scheme (ETS).  In fact, as I write this, I can hear Kathy from Greenpeace’s office in Auckland going “nooooooo!.”  But there’s some things about yesterday’s ann... Read more >

  • Pre-schoolers by day, Sign On super heroes by night

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - September 15, 2009 at 9:14

    This just in – a blue cast photo of a group of Christchurch pre-schoolers, taken by Sign On supporter Tessa. 

    “It’s the children who will be affected the most by the carbon emissions target therefore I thought it should be their voices that are heard,... Read more >

  • Milkshakes at Bellamy’s?

    Blogpost by geoff - September 15, 2009 at 6:58 3 comments

    geoffI’m starting to wonder if there’s something a bit strange about the food they feed people at Parliament these days. The MPs are all acting up and acting strange. In fact, the last seven days have been downright bizarre when it comes to environmental ... Read more >

  • "I've never hugged so many girls in one day"

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - September 14, 2009 at 10:31

    The unsung heroes of the Sign On campaign -  our committed volunteers- were at it again over the weekend, collecting hundreds of signatures out on the mean streets of Auckland. This time, they went polar. Donning Greenpeace's iconic polar bear outfit,... Read more >

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