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Actor Lucy Lawless sets off on Greenpeace ship to confront Arctic oil drillers

Press release | July 20, 2017 at 9:55

New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless has just set sail on the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, to confront the Norwegian oil giant Statoil as it drills for oil in the Arctic.

Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Statoil's Arctic oil...

Press release | July 22, 2017 at 8:48

Barents Sea, Norway - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic Barents sea. ...

Greenpeace activists plead guilty to charges of being unlawfully on a ship/appeal to...

Press release | June 14, 2012 at 11:32

Auckland, The eight Greenpeace activists arrested before and during an occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded at large for sentencing on September 14 at the New Plymouth District Court, after pleading guilty to charges of...

Activists vow to continue Arctic drillship occupation into third day

Press release | February 25, 2012 at 16:11

Actor Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace New Zealand activists this afternoon vowed to continue their occupation of Arctic bound Shell drillship Noble Discoverer into a third day.

Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested for Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | February 27, 2012 at 11:37

Auckland, February 27th 2012 — The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship’s drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was...

Arrests end Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | February 27, 2012 at 15:41

Auckland, February 27th 2012 — The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship’s drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was...

Lucy Lawless launches global campaign to save the Arctic: Greenpeace to plant a...

Press release | June 22, 2012 at 6:18

Auckland 22/6/12: At a press conference at the UN Earth Summit in Rio this morning (at approximately 01:30hrs NZ time), New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless launched an ambitious plan to declare a global sanctuary in the High Arctic.

Flood of support online boosts Arctic drillship protest

Press release | February 26, 2012 at 15:10

Auckland, 26 February 2012: The occupation of Shell Arctic drillship Noble Discover has continued for a third day. Five Greenpeace activists and actor Lucy Lawless remain in place on top of the drillship, after spending a chilly second night on...

Lucy Lawless Occupies Arctic Drilling Ship

Press release | February 24, 2012 at 9:54

Auckland, 24 February 2012 — At 7am this morning actor Lucy Lawless joined Greenpeace New Zealand activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki for the remote Arctic, where its exploratory oil drilling...

Star Lawless Slams Oil Giant Shell Outside Court

Press release | February 7, 2013 at 12:02

“We are proud to have taken part in our attempt to stop Shell’s reckless plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic." - Lucy Lawless

Unlikely bedfellows unite over climate change

Press release | May 23, 2009 at 0:00

Lucy Lawless, Stephen Tindall, Cliff Curtis, Peter Gordon and Jim Salinger are among a group of high-profile New Zealanders joining with Greenpeace to call for strong climate action.

Shell’s Arctic Dreams End Up on the Scrap Heap

Blog entry by Tim Donaghy | May 31, 2016

Friends dancing on the helideck of the Noble Discoverer in Alang, India. Credit: K. Patel. Source: Facebook One year ago the drill ship  Noble Discoverer   was in Everett, Washington  preparing to head north as one of two drilling...

A #savethearctic groundswell

Blog entry by Louise Edge | February 25, 2012

Last night, as our determined activists tried to get some rest in their makeshift tent atop the Noble Discoverer’s 53 metre drill tower, the rest of the Greenpeace world, inspired by their action, kicked in with some action of their...

A big win for people power

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 20, 2010

Lucy Lawless heads the March Against Mining Today the Government announced a complete u-turn on plans to mine New Zealand's best conservation land. There will be no mining in Schedule 4 land or any national parks now or in the...

Lucy Lawless: Guilty, not sorry

Blog entry by Lucy Lawless | June 15, 2012

Several months ago, I found myself on the precipice of committing a crime. I was crouched in darkness with a bunch of Greenpeace activists, preparing to occupy a Shell drilling ship bound for the Arctic. I was suppressing the urge to...

From muesli bars to a global mind bomb

Blog entry by Viv Hadlow | March 6, 2012

The Greenpeace New Zealand office gave us a standing ovation when Shai, Ra, Mike, Shayne, Lucy and I finally arrived ‘home’ from New Plymouth, and for the very first time since we set out to board the Noble Discoverer five days ago I...

Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came...

Blog entry by Bunny | February 27, 2012

As we sat anxiously in the office last Friday waiting for the 'we made it' call we never dreamed that four days later we would have witnessed such a massive media storm, such overwhelming global support and such tenacity from our...

Is anyone out there?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 26, 2012

Our brave little team has been occupying the Shell drillship in Taranaki for well over 48 hours now. Raoni, Shayne, Viv, Shai, Lucy and Mike are camped at the very top of the ship's 50m drill tower. All they have with them is what...

I had little choice

Blog entry by Lucy Lawless | February 24, 2012

What the sHell am I, Lucy, actress and mother, doing scaling a derrick on a drillship in New Zealand?? My heart was pounding as we made the ascent and my mouth was dry. I felt shell-shocked for half an hour after we reached...

Lucy Lawless joins Greenpeace action against Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 24, 2012

Right now Greenpeace activists are stopping a Shell drill ship from leaving the Port of Taranaki in New Zealand for the Arctic. Climbers - including actress Lucy Lawless -have scaled the rig's drill derrick and set up camp, equipped...

Lucy and Robyn's close encounter with coal

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 23, 2010

It must have looked quite a sight for people driving by. An unsuspecting corner, curving gently around a quiet part of the West coast's Buller Gorge in the early morning mist. But look a little closer and....my God, that's Xena Warrior...

Dispatch from the Wild West

Blog entry by Lucy Lawless | April 22, 2010

I have spent the day traveling down the West Coast of the South island with the Sign On crew, including Robyn Malcolm - a true Westie! I swear to God this coast line is the most beautiful i have seen anywhere in the world. We have...

Lucy Lawless and Jim Salinger offer Key Copenhagen cash

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 18, 2009

Our fearless ambassadors travelled the Capital today, to gift the Prime Minister nearly $5,000 fundraised through the Key to Copenhagen project. Lucy Lawless and Jim Salinger rocked up to Parliament, with a giant Copenhagen boarding...

Lucy Lawless woos College Boys

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 19, 2009

“Boys, may I introduce to you….Miss Lucy Lawless!” It’s possible that the assembly hall of nearly 1,000 young males had never had such an exciting visitor. The Warrior Princess herself had taken the stage at Wellington College. She...

What the R#dd!?!? Lucy Lawless has a Kev moment

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 29, 2009

While we’re all busy Signing On in NZ, across the Tasman they’re busy…..swearing. The Australian Greenpeace office recently launched a new branch of their Copenhagen campaign – it’s called Dirty Kev; the idea being that if Prime...

Peace out (and Sign On)

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | September 28, 2009

Sign On was out in force over the weekend, at the official kick off of the World March for Peace and Non-Violence in  Auckland.  And we had a little help from our friends; Ambassador Lucy Lawless was not only flying the peace...

We did it for the future

Blog entry by Lucy Lawless | February 7, 2013

It's almost a year since we climbed the Shell-contracted drilling rig, Noble Discoverer.  Landing on the pier that day we felt dwarfed by the vast 53 meter drill tower that sat atop this rusting hulk which Shell was to use to pioneer...

2010

Blog entry by Nick Young | January 25, 2010

At the beginning of 2009, faced with a climate in crisis, a Government not taking it seriously and the huge opportunity that the Copenhagen summit presented, we decided it was time to get a lot of people to step up and say yes, we want...

Dismissing climate science

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | December 4, 2009

With just over 24 hours to go until we officially land on Planet A , there is much nervous glancing out the window and logging on to meteorological websites. That said, we're choosing to ignore the story running on Stuff: "Heavy rain...

Lucy Lawless warms up in the shower for Planet A

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 24, 2009

Full steam ahead for Planet A March and Concert!

Lucy lawless attends climate emergency in Wellington

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 15, 2009

A climate emergency response is underway Wellington. Sign On ambassador and actress Lucy Lawless is "head medic" at a climate emergency tent in Manners Mall. All comers are being fitted with the iconic blue arm casts bearing the...

Sign On ambassadors give limbs for cause

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | August 18, 2009

Office workers wanting a quiet lunchtime panini in Vulcan Lane Auckland today would have been sorely disappointed. TV cameras, journalists , Sign On signature gatherers, a mayor, a scientist, the Warrior Princess and the Whale Rider...

All aboard the good ship Copenhagen

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 25, 2009

With a BBQ hosted by Lucy Lawless, a lifeboat named Copenhagen, and poem by Rhys Darby titled Global Warning (watch this space for the video) we officially launched the Sign On campaign on Saturday. With a host of big name climate...

2 days til mining march!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 29, 2010

Just two days now until the massive anti-mining march in Auckland! Right around the North Island, placards are being painted and buses organised to transport people to the City of Sails to have their say.  Just incase what's at stake...

Approaching Planet A

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 12, 2009

Here at Sign On HQ, focus has well and truly shifted to the campaign’s big finale for 2009 – simultaneous marches in Auckland and Wellington , and a free concert in Myers Park at the end of the Auckland march, featuring Opshop,...

All aboard the good ship Copenhagen

Blog entry by nick | May 25, 2009

With a BBQ hosted by Lucy Lawless, a lifeboat named Copenhagen, and poem by Rhys Darby titled Global Warning (watch this space for the video) we launched a new campaign called Sign On over the weekend. With a host of big name...

Planet A +

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | December 7, 2009

"If you will it, it is no dream" So said climate scientist and Jim Salinger to the 2,000 people gathered in Wellington's Civic Square, ready to march to Parliament in support of climate action. Meanwhile a crowd nearly twice that size...

Lucy Lawless performs Gloria

Video | December 14, 2009 at 10:04

Lucy Lawless performs Gloria at the Sign On 'Planet A' concert for the climate.

Sign On 2009

Video | December 9, 2009 at 10:06

A montage from the Greenpeace NZ Sign On campaign in 2009

The launch of Sign On

Video | July 9, 2009 at 8:52

The celebrity launch of the Greenpeace Sign On campaign http://www.signon.org.nz Climate change is happening faster than anyone expected. In December this year world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to Sign On to a global agreement for action.

Sign On

Video | May 21, 2009 at 9:04

A group of high profile New Zealanders talk about climate change and why they Signed On to ask NZ Prime Minister John Key to go to Copenhagen to Sign NZ On to 40 per cent emissions reduction by 2020.

Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm in the Paparoa National Park

Video | April 28, 2010 at 9:37

Sign On ambassadors Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm make a visit to Paparoa National Park -- one of the conservation areas under threat by Gerry Brownlee's plans to mine Schedule 4 land.

Sexy Coal with Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm

Video | April 23, 2010 at 9:50

Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm ham it up on the West Coast near Paparoa to help promote the March Against Mining in May 2010.

Sign On 'Planet A' march & concert highlights

Video | December 8, 2009 at 10:18

On the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit , thousands of Aucklanders came out on to the streets in support of 40 percent by 2020 emissions reduction targets. They marched on Queen Street and gathered in Myers Park for the 'concert for the...

And we ALL SIGNED ON

Video | December 12, 2009 at 10:09

The grand finale to the Sign On 'Planet A' concert.

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