Stop the seismic survey – Rally on the water!

24796781_1711500068900299_5066012273477453816_nMultinational oil and gas giant Schlumberger has started a huge 3D-seismic survey off the Taranaki coast. The ‘Amazon Warrior’ ship returned to Aotearoa after being chased away from the East Coast. Drilling in a known whale feeding and nursing ground? We don’t think so! More emissions while the climate is changing? We don’t think so! Risking further oil spills on our pristine coast? We don’t think so!
Come to a family friendly day of community opposition to the seismic survey. Gather at Ngāmotu Beach in New Plymouth, Saturday, 30th December, from 11am.

We will rally on the water and on the beach to send a clear message to the company and the government: the ‘Amazon Warrior’ is not welcome in our waters! Join us for a community flotilla and practice blockade for resistance to fossil fuels.

Bring:
– food for a picnic
– water
– boats – kayaks, surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, waka ama, yachts (and life jackets)
– hat
– wetsuit and togs
– banners and placards

– your friends

Don’t have a boat? We still need you there! We have organised some kaykas for the day. If you are keen to jump on one of our kayaks, please message us or email climatejusticetaranaki@riseup.net And you can always bring a blow-up tyre. 🙂

This protest is organised by Climate Justice Taranaki. Other groups are encouraged to join. If the weather is bad, we will post-pone by one week (6th January 2018). Updates here on Facebook.

Petitions:
Halt seismic testing of Taranaki moana: https://www.toko.org.nz/petitions/halt-seismic-testing-of-taranaki-coast
Greenpeace petition: https://act.greenpeace.org/page/15809/petition/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/161820001091959/

Media coverage:

Peaceful protest planned against continued use of fossil fuels, TDN, 29 Dec 17

Peaceful protest in Taranaki opposes seismic survey off the west coast, Maori TV 30 Dec 17

Protest to stop fossil fuel exploration hits the water in Taranaki, TDN, 30 Dec 17

Seismic survey protest delivers a serious message, Te Karere TVNZ, 31 Dec 17

26113984_1734724866577819_1026466457596764617_n Hera Ed

Photo by Hera

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One Response to Stop the seismic survey – Rally on the water!

  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
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    The blue whale is endangered and the sea off our coast is one of their main feeding grounds. The oil companies use seismic blasting (every 8 seconds) to explore for oil. If the government won’t stop them, I guess the people have to stop them.

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