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This September OMV NZ Ltd (Austrian), Octanex NZ Ltd (Australian) and New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd want to drill an offshore well off the Taranaki coast between the Maui and Tui wells.
Save the whales
The Taranaki coastline is one of the roughest seas in the world. Very little is known about the wildlife there but we know it is migrating and/or feeding grounds for Blue Whales (the world’s largest animal ever), Southern Right Whales, Gray’s Beaked Whales, Humpback Whales, Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins and home to a fur seal breeding colony. (View DOC website, The commotion in the ocean)
This sea supports a large fishing industry and many local fisherfolk including Maori who rely on kaimoana (seafood) from this region.
No more spills!
Taranaki is littered with oil and gas wells on and offshore. The region has already suffered at least four oil spills and countless other accidents from the petroleum industry in the past ten years alone. We want a future based on sustainability and justice. We do not want anymore oil spills in Taranaki and we call on OMV, Octanex and NZOG to halt their planned drilling of the Matuku well this spring. (View Deep sea drilling videos)
Climate Justice Now!