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  • Stopping deep sea oil: Vanessa’s blog

    Climate Campaigner Vanessa Atkinson is on board one of the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla vessels. This is her account of life on board… Sunday 10 April As the sun…

    Vanessa Atkinson 4 min read
  • Vanessa’s blog: seismic events at sea

    First Contact We headed out of Whangaparoa at Cape Runaway under a gloomy sky at sunset on Sunday. The wind was building and as were our nerves as the next…

    Vanessa Atkinson 4 min read
  • Jef Ikeen blog

    Jef’s Blog: Toward Whangaparāoa

    Jef Ikenn is a crew member of the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla crew, which represents a coalition of groups that are opposed to the plans to drill for deep…

    Jef Ikenn 2 min read
  • Fighting spirit at Flotilla send off

    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…

    Dean Baigent-Mercer 1 min read
  • Save our beaches from oil disaster

    Many of us watched dumbfounded as the oil-spill disaster in the US Gulf of Mexico unfolded in 2010. Amazingly, as the oil was gushing from BP’s well, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee was issuing permits for deepwater exploration to be carried out here. Mr Brownlee never questioned Petrobras’ environmental record – which happens to…

    Greenpeace New Zealand
  • Fonterra embarrasses the Government over palm kernel

    On Saturday five Greenpeace activists took action on a shipment of palm kernel entering the Port of New Plymouth bound for Fonterra farms. The five of them were able to stay aboard the ship, locked in the crane cabs and on the anchor chain for 12 hours. Their action brought this important issue back into…

    Nick Young 3 min read
  • The Fonterra PKE milk ad they don’t want you to see

    NZ dairy giant Fonterra's industrial dairying approach is driving production beyond the limits. NZ cows can no longer be fed on grass alone, and Fonterra's dairy herds are fed palm kernel expeller (PKE) grown on land in South East Asia where rainforests once stood.

    Nick Young 1 min read
  • Oily people point to a dirty reality

    The pictures coming from the Gulf of Mexico are horrible; birds covered in oil, enormous plumes of crude lying just below the surface; thousands of barrels worth of oil gushing…

    Jay Harkness 1 min read
  • Remember the Rainbow Warrior and the Marshall Islands

    Today is the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by the French secret service in Auckland’s Marsden Wharf. It is the day we remember our colleague Fernando Pereira who was killed in the attack. He was just 35.

    Nick Young 2 min read
  • PETITION: Sign the deep water oil drilling in NZ waters

    Imagine if the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster happened in NZ waters.

    nick 1 min read