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Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

An eyewitness account of the Gulf of Mexico deep sea oil disaster

Blog entry by Mike Smith | June 6, 2013

John Wathen is an award winning photojournalist who recently toured Aotearoa recounting his experience both on the ground and in the air documenting the catastrophic 2011 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. John flew out over the gulf...

"Where our leaders fail us..." - The folly of fossil fools

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 13, 2013

This week, a flotilla of yachts will be leaving our shores and heading out to the deep waters off the coast of Raglan. Their purpose: to protest at Texan oil giant Anadarko’s plans to drill an exploratory well in our backyard. This...

Why I am sailing with the Oil Free Seas flotilla

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 16, 2013

I am setting sail with the Oil Free Seas flotilla . We’re heading towards the site where the now infamous Texan oil giant Anadarko will attempt to drill. It’s about 110 nautical miles to the west of Raglan, and around one and a half...

Waiting for the (ig)Noble Bob Douglas

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 18, 2013

Out on the Tasman it is still, sunny and calm. The water has been so flat lately that, ironically, it’s technically known as "oily seas" because there’s a sheen over the water. Take note of this though because it’s the only time you’ll...

Simon’s Story

Blog entry by Ana Mules | November 26, 2013

Every man has a story. A history. Here are a few blokes you may recognise, and the stories that define them: The Rock   A man of his word. Reliable. A muck in kinda bloke - the guy you call when you need a hand with one of...

Write a submission to protect your democratic rights

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | January 10, 2014

Submission Guide for the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 and current regulatory proposals It is your right as a New Zealander to have a say in what happens in our oceans, to the...

Banners on the Beach: Oily people at New Brighton pier

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | February 28, 2014

Communities are rising up around Aotearoa to say no to deep sea drilling off their coast. Below we hear from longtime activist and passionate Cantabrian, Siana Fitzjohn, about their day of banners and oily beach-goers. On the 15th...

From truffle to light crude; oil doesn’t come cheap

Blog entry by John Dunford | July 30, 2014

The Governments oil salesman Simon Bridges just can’t catch a break these days. Whether it’s having to admit that he’d never even heard of NZ’s largest forest park (Victoria FP) which he’d just opened up to drillers or getting stick...

It's time to push Statoil out for good

Blog entry by Mike Smith | October 18, 2016

On Friday last week, New Zealand woke to the news that Norwegian oil giant, Statoil, was pulling the plug on its operations in Northland’s Reinga Basin. Although the company’s representatives were quick to claim the move came as a...

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