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Something Anadarko ought to know

Blog entry by Jessie | February 13, 2013

Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the group of local grassroots organisers from around the country who spent a few fantastic days at sea on the Rainbow Warrior's Bluff-to-Wellington journey. Something of a childhood dream of...

John Key's Sandpit Politics

Video | December 6, 2013 at 12:06

John Key and his Government is ushering in a new era of high risk deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand. If something goes wrong, the impact on our environment , our economy and our way of life could be catastrophic.

“Marco”… “Marco”… “Marco”???

Blog entry by Rachael Shaw | July 9, 2013

Picture standing next to a 747 jumbo jet as it is taking-off, experiencing deafening roars that you can’t block out. Now imagine that you rely on your sense of hearing to locate family and friends, find food and navigate through the...

If the crackdown on protest at sea is so popular, why the shady meetings?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 10, 2013

Today, the Herald trotted out a piece based on some polling they’ve done, about the recent crackdown on protesting at sea. We’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about the responses people were offered, and the actual question.

High Noon at the High Court

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 11, 2013

On Monday, we had our court case heard at the High Court in Wellington. Our beef: that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) – the agency set up by government to safeguard our oceans – had given Anadarko the green light to...

Friendship forged in the crucible of action

Blog entry by Mike Smith | August 9, 2016

This blog was written to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Greenpeace campaigner Steve Abel greets Elvis Teddy with a hongi, a traditional Maori greeting, as the Greenpeace crew of the new Rainbow...

John Key and the Oil Cowboys

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 2, 2013

“This government is very clear, we won't let cowboys operate here in New Zealand”. That’s what our Prime Minister John Key said as he welcomed a wagon trail of ten gallon hat-wearing oil executives in Auckland this week. The thing...

Government shows foreign oil companies deep sea drilling in NZ not a safe bet

Blog entry by Nick Young | April 17, 2013

In passing the 'Anadarko Amendment' yesterday the Government once again perverted the New Zealand Story by putting big business ahead of New Zealanders. It is a toady legislation that criminalises crucial aspects of protesting at...

A message to Anadarko

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 21, 2013

As we sailed out of Wellington through the Cook Strait on the Rainbow Warrior a few days ago, all of a sudden we were met by hundreds of dolphins. And they kept arriving until we were completely surrounded. I was totally blown...

Long distance relationships....they never work

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | August 2, 2012

Imagine, if you will, Anadarko – the Texan oil giant – and the other members of the world’s deep sea oil clan, as a kind of Stetson-wearing Mr Darcy. Now picture John Key, and Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley, as a pair of...

The power of protest is at the heart of democracy

Blog entry by Steve Abel | April 23, 2013

When the Government rammed through legislation on 16 April that criminalises key aspects of peaceful protest at sea, many New Zealanders were angered. Angered by the affront to democracy and to our longheld tradition and right to...

Bridges in Troubled Waters - Government anti-protest laws slammed

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | April 10, 2013

When nobody was watching over Easter, our Government did something very shady. No, they didn’t nick your Easter eggs. What they did was much, much worse. Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, tried to nick your right to...

Destination Auckland Islands

Blog entry by Nick Young | January 31, 2013

Today we passed to the east of Stewart Island and continued sailing south towards an area of sea known to be amongst the wildest on the planet. So far it’s been relatively calm, which is a relief, but also, if dare I say so, slightly...

Police protect US oil giant Anadarko's survey vessel in Port Taranaki

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 17, 2011

This morning, a team of Greenpeace activists were met by an overwhelming police presence at the Port of Taranaki. Early this morning the Polarcus Alima - a survey vessel chartered by the US oil giant Anadarko - slipped in to the...

Listen up Gerry

Blog entry by Nick Young | January 13, 2011

Don't think we never agree with government agencies. Yesterday, we did - when the final report from the US National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill came out. Essentially, it's what Greenpeace and other...

A message to Anadarko from New Zealand

Video | February 21, 2013 at 7:32

On the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, we made a pledge to resist, with every peaceful means available to us, the threat of deep sea oil. And we called Anadarko in Texas to tell them exactly that.

Greenpeace activists confront deep sea oil exploration ship

Video | October 19, 2011 at 13:56

Greenpeace activists held a legal protest outside Port Taranaki against a ship that is due to depart imminently to start exploring for deep sea oil -- the new frontier of oil development off New Zealand's shores.

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