MEDIA RELEASE: Taranaki supports activists on drill-ship


News has just broken that about seven Greenpeace activists including actress Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior Princess) have boarded the drill-ship Noble Discoverer in the Port of New Plymouth.

The ship is destined for the Arctic where the Shell plan to drill for oil in fragile indigenous peoples territory which is home to the polar bear, narwhal, Arctic fox and other iconic species. An oil spill in such a pristine environment is unacceptable. Read the rest of this entry »

News Headlines (16-29 Feb 2012)


Council backs potential study on fracking  (Feb 29, NZ)

Icy divide: the good oil vs the bad oil  (Feb 29, NZ)

Nothing wrong with Ngaere water, tests show (Feb 29, NZ)

Company barters jobs for Ngati Ruanui support (Feb 28, NZ)

Energy minister rejects moratorium on fracking  (Feb 27, NZ)

BP goes to court  (Feb 27, USA)

Oil strike could be worth $600m (Feb 26, NZ)

Fears of pillage if ocean treasure chest unlocked (Feb 25, NZ)

Maori trust reaches deal with oil company (Feb 25, NZ)

Fracking issue to go before council (Feb 25, NZ)

Tracing Rena’s debris (Feb 25, NZ)

Protestors in for long haul (Feb 24, NZ)

Fracking ‘misinformation’ scares: Heatley (Feb 23, NZ)

Fracking not the cause of quakes (Feb 22, NZ)

Fracking dismissed as cause of quakes (Feb 21, NZ)

Meeting over shut-down mine (Feb 21, NZ)

Cheap solar option studied  (Feb 20, NZ)

Council wants moratorium on fracking (Feb 20, NZ)

Lawyers back oil drilling criticism (Feb 20, NZ)

Rewards and risks in quest for oil (Feb 18, NZ)

Heatley says oil search sensible (Feb 18, NZ)

Govt playing Russian roulette with coastal communities  (Feb 17, NZ)

News Headlines (1-15 Feb, 2012)


New study dirties coal seam gas image (Feb 11, Australia)

Govt seeking oil and gas explorers (Feb 10, NZ)

Rural Taranaki horrified by fracking risk (Feb 9, NZ) – must watch!

Farmers call for anti-CSG support (Seven News, Australia)

QLD 4000 gas wells and associated infrastructure – how many are underwater? (Feb 7, Australia)

Fracking the basis of oil and gas boom (Feb 4, NZ)

Fracking needs vetting (Feb 1, NZ)