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Clare

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Protest action in New Zealand
« on: November 19, 2013, 08:56:53 PM »
Not sure this will make the international news:
there is currently a flotilla of 6 yachts protesting at the site of a new deep water drilling operation 100km west of New Zealand.

(Our government recently amended the rules to try & limit peaceful protest action at sea)
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9410561/Protesters-flotilla-awaits-drillship
The drill ship has now reached the drill site,
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/9418931/Greenpeace-minnow-takes-on-drilling-giant
 
http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/campaigns/climate-change/Oil-drilling-not-a-solution/Stop-deep-sea-oil/
 
and more pics here:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23oilfreeseas&src=hash
and updates on hot-topic blog:
http://hot-topic.co.nz/

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Re: Protest action in New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 09:14:04 PM »
It sounds good to me and so it begins!

Clare

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Re: Protest action in New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 09:23:03 AM »
Updating:
Video clip from a protest yacht Vega here & correcting my earlier comment, the site is 100 nautical miles offshore.
Looks nice & calm out there, fingers XXXX it stays that way wrt. to weather & the protest!
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/national/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503075&gal_cid=1503075&gallery_id=139244

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Re: Protest action in New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 02:10:11 PM »
I could not the video within your link, however,
I had met the then skipper of Vega in 2000 in the Panama Canal Zone.  Chris and I had discussions about the French Nuclear test in Moruroa and how he ran the French blockade and subsequently taunted the French.  After his capture (the first time) his quick release promoted by Green Peace allowed him to do it again.

He was late by one day and missed his early demise when he was not on the Rainbow Warrior when the French blew it up in New Zealand.

He was an amazing fellow; I watched and had a conversation with him as he weaved a new end on his galvanized standing rigging.  (not an easy thing to do). He was on his way to deliver his report about Japans whaling activities within the Caribbean. Which suggested that he was about so sail to windward, against the trades, in December, for 600 miles. Very tough stuff, he sequestered his crew of backpackers from the streets of Panama, none of whom had any sailing experience at all.  His remarks to me were; Who cares? As long as they can see, meaning stand watch and report. My thinking was, their going to be too sick to report.  They sailed off anyway just two days before I did.

I noticed in the Picture that the newly refurbished Vega now has stainless rigging and Merryman turnbuckles. So no more weaving of galvanized wire.

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Re: Protest action in New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 08:22:23 PM »
How is New Zealand doing now?
Jacinda Ardern to take climate change stage in New York, but is her record strong enough?
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to unveil a New Zealand-led trade initiative to remove tariffs on climate change technology and cut global fossil fuel subsidies while in New York this week.

And while her brand is seen to have taken a hit in the wake of Labour's botched handling of complaints against a former Labour staffer, her international standing appears to be undiminished.

Result of the protests?
SHARKS (CROSSED OUT) MONGEESE (SIC) WITH FRICKIN LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS