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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...

Message to Anadarko

Action | May 19, 2011 at 21:06

Let's protect New Zealand's beautiful coast from the catastrophic oil spills that are inevitable if deep sea oil drilling is allowed to go ahead

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Texan corporate Anadarko postpones New Zealand deep sea drilling plans

Press release | August 5, 2011 at 17:00

Auckland August 5 2011: Greenpeace NZ is celebrating the news today that Texan corporate Anadarko has postponed plans to drill test wells off the Taranaki and Canterbury coasts this summer.

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...

Greenpeace activists confront deep sea oil exploration ship

Press release | October 17, 2011 at 11:48

Auckland, Monday 17th October, 2011. This morning 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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Anadarko Amendment Petition

Action | April 1, 2013 at 3:56

Protect the right of New Zealanders to protest at sea: Reject the Anadarko Amendment!

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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...

Eight Out of Ten Want Sea Protest Move Halted

Press release | April 16, 2013 at 7:55

Eight in 10 New Zealanders think that the brakes should be put on the government’s controversial move to criminalise aspects of peaceful protests at sea.

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

Action | April 18, 2013 at 11:39

Stop deep sea oil - Say no to Anadarko

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...

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...

Legal opinion on the proposed Crown Minerals Act amendments

Publication | May 6, 2013 at 13:08

The Government has proposed amendments to the Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land)Bill, including proposed new offences applicable in the exclusive economic zone. This opinion finds that the proposed amendments to the Crown Minerals...

Joint Statement on Crown Minerals Bill Amendment 2013

Publication | May 6, 2013 at 13:17

In defence of the right to peaceful protest at sea. This proposed new law is an assault on the honourable Kiwi values of having a say and being able to stand up for our country.

Energy Minister Challenged to Release Full Meeting Details Over Misleading Parliament...

Press release | June 4, 2013 at 11:08

Energy Minister Challenged to Release Full Meeting Details Over Misleading Parliament Accusation.

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...

“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.

Deep sea oil and gas drilling: not in New Zealand, not anywhere

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | September 17, 2013

Like the Arctic, the deep waters off the coast of New Zealand are under threat as oil and gas companies feverishly line up to start exploratory drilling operations in search of climate-destroying carbon fuel deposits. In a new oil...

Deep-sea oil blowout could decimate favourite kiwi beaches

Press release | October 23, 2013 at 0:01

A computer oil spill modelling report released today shows a deep-sea blowout could have devastating impacts on New Zealand's coastal waters and significant economic consequences.

Anadarko Challenged to Release Oil Spill Data

Press release | October 24, 2013 at 15:50

Oil driller Anadarko have today been challenged to release their own data showing the potential impact an oil spill could have on New Zealand.

Shell study backs Greenpeace in oil spill row

Press release | October 25, 2013 at 13:47

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has just released the results of shallow water oil spill modelling (1) by Shell Todd Oil for Taranaki on their website.

Government too cosy for the truth on oil risk

Blog entry by Steve Abel | October 31, 2013

I never thought we’d be quoting the “drill baby drill” former US Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the risks of being too trusting of foreign oil companies but there you go. Since the release last week of our...

"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...

Standing up against dangerous oil drilling - from the Arctic to Aotearoa

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 16, 2013

We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream...

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...

Kiwis flock to beaches to say no to deep sea oil

Press release | November 23, 2013 at 16:03

Thousands of Kiwis flocked to beaches around the country today to demonstrate their opposition to deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters.

Simon's Story: A Tale of Hot Bottoms, Chocolate and Oil

Video | November 25, 2013 at 13:33

REVEALED: The shocking tale of Simon Bridges' illicit tryst with a Dutch giant, a burned bum and some sticky chocolate. Contains adult themes and offensive inferences. (Satire warning).

Banners on the beach for oil free seas

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 25, 2013

What an amazing turnout for Banners on the Beach! Little more than two weeks ago we put a call out for a mobilisation on the beach to support the Oil Free Seas flotilla . That’s not much lead in time but on Saturday we saw over...

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...

Backgrounder on Deepsea Oil High Court Case

Press release | December 6, 2013 at 10:26

The government’s decision to allow Texan oil company Anadarko to drill in New Zealand waters is scheduled to face a judicial review in the High Court on Monday 9 December at 10am.

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.

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...

Oil Company’s Own Data Shows Oil Could Wash onto New Zealand Coasts

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 14:11

Oil could wash up on New Zealand shorelines if there was an accident at Anadarko’s drilling site off the west coast, according to the Texan company’s own data.

Court decision shows Government's drilling programme a farce says Greenpeace

Press release | December 19, 2013 at 20:24

Greenpeace says the outcome of a High Court decision reviewing the role of the government’s Environmental Protection Agency in regulating dangerous deep water drilling confirms that it is a ‘box ticking’ farce.

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...

Mainlanders say no to deep sea oil drilling

Press release | February 15, 2014 at 17:52

Auckland, 15 February 2014 – Mainlanders headed to the beach in droves today to demonstrate their opposition to deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters.

Greenpeace Response to Government Oil Drilling Announcement

Press release | February 27, 2014 at 15:33

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...

Anadarko Oil Fail is Government’s Economic Flop

Press release | March 12, 2014 at 8:30

Greenpeace says the reported failure of Texan company Anadarko to find oil off both the Raglan and Otago coasts confirms the Government needs to stop supporting foreign oil companies and start backing our local clean energy industry.

Anadarko springs a leak and spills the beans - it’s time to throw in the Stetson

Blog entry by John Dunford | March 12, 2014

With Texan cowboy, deep sea drillers Anadarko you have to expect a few leaks here and there - they were one of the companies behind the largest ever oil spill at sea after all. The news this morning from their operation off Otago...

Government Oil Announcement Tomorrow: Greenpeace Comment

Press release | April 1, 2014 at 16:16

Auckland, 1 April 2014 - Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s government announcement about new oil drilling exploration areas in New Zealand, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said:

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