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Oil drilling company OMV not welcome in Aotearoa

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:34 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Why are companies still drilling for oil off the coast of Aotearoa? That’s the question being asked by climate justice group Oil Free Wellington. More >>

Crown Minerals Amendment a great start - more action needed

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:21 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is thrilled that the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill has passed its final reading in Parliament, banning new offshore oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa. More >>

Oil Free Wellington supports bus strike action

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:48 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington wants to extend its public support for the Wellington bus drivers' strike action and its solidarity to workers and the Tramways Union. More >>

The time is now to end oil and gas exploration

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 2:47 pm | Oil Free Wellington

"The government should not be giving oil and gas companies extra wriggle room to keep the possibility of further oil and gas exploration open," says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson James Barber. More >>

Time for a just transition from oil and gas

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:36 pm | Oil Free Wellington

When Jacinda Ardern addresses Victoria University students at 12.30pm today, she needs to remember that stopping deep sea oil block offers is just the first step. More >>

A day of action for climate justice

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 4:03 pm | Oil Free Wellington

People representing a diverse range of community groups rallied for climate justice and blockaded the Oil Industry Summit at the TSB Arena in Wellington today. More >>

Activists demand climate justice at rally and blockade

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 8:46 am | Oil Free Wellington

People from across Aotearoa are rallying together in a call for climate justice today outside the Oil Industry Summit at TSB Arena in Wellington. Approximately 120 people have joined the rally and blockade, which was moved to a start time of 5am. More >>

Oil Summit activists remind Nash of right to protest

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:49 am | Oil Free Wellington

Organisers of the rally and blockade against next week’s Oil Summit at the TSB Arena Wellington are issuing an alert to the Minister of Police Stuart Nash regarding the right to legitimate protest. More >>

Activists Prepare for Rally for Climate Justice

Monday, 19 March 2018, 6:36 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Activists Prepare for Rally for Climate Justice on 27th March Oil Free Wellington and other groups will be holding a rally for climate justice and a nonviolent blockade of the Oil Industry Summit, which is being held at the TSB Arena in Wellington on ... More >>

Wellington Rally to Shut Down the Oil Summit 2018

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:34 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington Organising Rally for Climate Justice to Shut Down the Oil Summit 2018 More >>

Oil Free Wellington supporting the blockade of Weapons Expo

Monday, 9 October 2017, 8:12 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is supporting tomorrow's blockade of the annual NZDIA Weapons Expo. More >>

Oil Free Wellington hosts THE BENTLEY EFFECT

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:42 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is excited to host Brendan Shoebridge, the Director of award-winning Australian film The Bentley Effect. The film will be screened at community space 19 Tory St at 6.30pm, Friday 6th October as part of a nation-wide tour that began ... More >>

Message to Norway, Statoil Unwelcome in New Zealand

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:26 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Today Oil Free Wellington, is sending a clear message to Statoil; that they, and the fossil fuel extraction they come to profit from, is unwelcome in Aotearoa/New Zealand. A banner saying this has been signed by hundreds of New Zealanders and has ... More >>

Rally outside High Court supporting climate case

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:31 am | Oil Free Wellington

A rally supporting Sarah Thomson's climate change case against the Minister for Climate Change Issues is happening at 9:30 am outside the Wellington High Court today. More >>

PM and Tillerson talks must address the climate crisis

Friday, 2 June 2017, 10:06 am | Oil Free Wellington

Climate justice group Oil Free Wellington is challenging the Prime Minister Bill English to raise the subject of the biggest threat to the Pacific when he meets with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson next week. More >>

Is Todd Energy reacting to protests?

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:33 am | Oil Free Wellington

While Todd Energy is still one of the largest fracking companies in New Zealand their sale of the retail branch, NOVA energy, looks like a feeble response to recent protests and public pressure. More >>

Climate Justice banner at port

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:07 pm | Oil Free Wellington

A banner calling for 'Climate Justice' and "no deep sea oil" has been attached to fencing at Wellington's port today, in response to a seismic blasting support vessel arriving in port. More >>

Rally to oppose any new oil and gas permits, 14 Dec 12:30pm

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:16 am | Oil Free Wellington

With the government set to announce new permits to allow even more prospecting for oil and gas Oil Free Wellington is holding a protest outside oil company Statoil's Wellington offices at Midland Park, Wellington. More >>

Climate action: flotilla shows Statoil & Chevron unwelcome

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 8:00 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Climate action: flotilla shows Statoil & Chevron unwelcome An on-water flotilla and a beach rally today told oil companies Statoil and Chevron that they're not welcome in Wellington. "The Wellington community took to the water in kayaks and held ... More >>

Gov't enacts legislation to criminalise peaceful protest

Friday, 30 September 2016, 4:52 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is disturbed to discover that the government is enacting legislation to criminalise protest against the international warships which are coming to Auckland as part of the Weapons Expo in November. More >>



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