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New Zealander remains in middle of Arctic oil stand off

Press release | May 31, 2011 at 12:00

Auckland Tuesday May 31 2011: Greenpeace NZ Web Manager Nick Young reports that the stand off with the Danish navy is currently “pretty tense”, but that Greenpeace’s activists are still preventing the deep sea oil rig the Leiv Eiriksson from...

New Zealander part of action breaking court injunction over deep sea Arctic oil

Press release | June 18, 2011 at 10:05

Greenland, June 18 2011 – Greenpeace New Zealand employee Nick Young reports that the International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a...

Second biggest Arctic sea ice thaw since records began

Press release | September 16, 2011 at 14:33

Auckland 16 September 2011: This summer’s Arctic sea ice melt has been confirmed overnight (NZ time) as having been the second largest in recorded history, following 2007’s record melt (1).

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...

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.

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...

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...

Judge rejects bulk of Shell’s proposed restraining order against Greenpeace

Press release | March 3, 2012 at 12:04

Auckland, 3 March 2012 — A federal judge in Alaska has rejected the bulk of a lawsuit brought by Shell Oil Company against Greenpeace USA which would have been one of the broadest and most restrictive in US legal history, according to the...

Greenpeace activists remanded for another two weeks

Press release | April 18, 2012 at 11:44

The eight Greenpeace activists arrested during their occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded for a further two weeks, till May 3rd, pending ongoing negotiations over the charges they will face.

New Zealander in protest over Shell’s Arctic oil plans

Press release | May 4, 2012 at 16:45

New Zealander James Bellamy is this afternoon (NZ time) part of a Greenpeace Nordic team of activists that are involved in a stand-off at sea with a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, that is on its way to the Arctic to support the...

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...

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.

Arctic melt record will speed up global energy revolution

Press release | August 27, 2012 at 13:51

Auckland, 27 August 2012 - The record melt of Arctic sea ice signals the urgency to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, says Greenpeace.

Hunt for oil suspended after Shell’s spill system fails; meanwhile record Arctic melt...

Press release | September 18, 2012 at 12:13

Auckland 18/09/2012: Shell Oil has announced overnight (NZ time) that a test of a special Arctic oil spill containment system has failed, and that the company was giving up on drilling for oil in the Arctic this northern summer.

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent in recorded history

Press release | September 20, 2012 at 11:41

Auckland September 20 2012: Scientists from the US Government’s National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) overnight released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest recorded extent since satellite records began...

Fight to save the Arctic continues despite corporate bullying

Press release | November 13, 2012 at 7:11

Auckland, 13 November 2012 – Greenpeace says it will continue to challenge Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic ahead of a court case next week where Shell is demanding $700,000 in reparations from eight activists who delayed its...

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

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global...

Press release | April 17, 2013 at 13:04

North Pole, April 15, 2013 — Four young people on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow. (1) The young people...

Kiwis arrested by armed Russian Coast Guard on peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | September 20, 2013 at 9:56

Pechora Sea, September 20, 2013 — The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested the 25 activists on board, including two New Zealanders, following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling...

Greenpeace International ship remains under control of Russian authorities in...

Press release | September 21, 2013 at 9:53

The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, which includes two New Zealanders, remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters yesterday. The ship has now been under armed...

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | September 22, 2013 at 11:12

22 September 2013 - Earlier today, Greenpeace International strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

Greenpeace Delivers Frozen Message Asking for Release of Activists to Russian Embassy

Press release | September 23, 2013 at 9:33

Greenpeace campaigners have delivered a demand carved in ice, saying FREE ARCTIC 30, to the Russian Embassy in Wellington this morning.

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | September 24, 2013 at 21:05

Murmansk, September 24, 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | September 25, 2013 at 8:25

Amsterdam, 24th September 2013: Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists, including two New Zealanders, on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace ship is currently being held...

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | September 26, 2013 at 8:31

Amsterdam, September 25, 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists, including two New Zealanders, detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling...

Crowds Expected at Russian Embassy Event in Wellington as Charges Anticipated for Two...

Press release | October 3, 2013 at 12:59

‘Heaps of people’ are expected to attend the Wellington leg of a global day of activities this Saturday calling for 28 Greenpeace activists and two photojournalists to be released from Russian jail cells.

Greenpeace International to file criminal complaint over seizure of Arctic Sunrise

Press release | October 8, 2013 at 9:12

Murmansk/Moscow, 7 October, 2013 – Greenpeace International has revealed today that it intends to file a criminal complaint with the police over the illegal seizure of its ship the Arctic Sunrise.

New Zealander and Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russian

Press release | October 15, 2013 at 10:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - New Zealander David Haussmann, along with the captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist, has been refused bail in Russia.

Greenpeace responds to hooliganism charge

Press release | October 24, 2013 at 7:41

Amsterdam, October 23rd 2013: Commenting on reports that piracy charges against the Arctic 30 are to be dropped and replaced with a charge of hooliganism, Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said:

Arctic 30 New Zealanders Return Home

Press release | December 29, 2013 at 14:32

The two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home.

Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:45

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

Oil company at centre of Arctic protest coming to NZ

Press release | May 27, 2014 at 20:54

The Norwegian oil company at the centre of a high profile Greenpeace protest in the Arctic today is also about to start exploring for deep sea oil in New Zealand waters.

Six Greenpeace Climbers Scale Shell’s Arctic-Bound Oil Rig

Press release | April 7, 2015 at 7:20

Six Greenpeace Climbers Scale Shell’s Arctic-Bound Oil Rig 6 April 2015, Pacific Ocean: Six Greenpeace climbers have intercepted an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles north-west of Hawaii and have scaled the...

Shell quits Arctic drilling

Press release | September 28, 2015 at 23:04

Shell announced today that it is retreating from its failed Arctic drilling programme (1).

Actress Lucy Lawless sets off in 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 stop Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic

Press release | August 18, 2017 at 8:12

A New Zealander is among a group of activists who have halted a Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic.

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