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No Deep Sea Oil Message for Ministers at National Conference

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 9:40 am | Oil Free Wellington

This morning Oil Free Wellington sent a message to the National Party as it opened it’s Annual Conference. Two large banners were hung reading ‘Hey Simon, Extinction is Forever’ and ‘Stop Deep Sea Oil’. More >>

Wellington Regional Council's Big Step in a Stupid Direction

Friday, 27 June 2014, 10:48 am | Oil Free Wellington

Wellington Regional Council's Big Step in a Stupid Direction Replacing electric trolley buses with Hybrid and diesel buses More >>

Labour Party fails to make a stand for our climate and ocean

Friday, 9 May 2014, 8:59 am | Oil Free Wellington

The Labour Party's continued support for deep sea oil drilling in Aotearoa is a step in the wrong direction, Oil Free Wellington said today. On Monday the Labour Party announced their support for deep sea oil drilling and further fossil fuel extraction ... More >>

Climate Crime Scene declared

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:13 am | Oil Free Wellington

Te Papa was cordoned off as a climate crime scene on Wednesday as the fossil fuel industry gathered to hear Energy Minister and Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges announce the latest Block Offer. The 2014 offer doubles the area available ... More >>

Climate Crime Scene as Bridges announces Block Offer

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:19 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Te Papa was cordoned off as a climate crime scene this morning as the fossil fuel industry gathered to hear Energy Minister and Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges announce the latest Block Offer. The 2014 offer doubles the area available ... More >>

Why has Anadarko stopped its surveying at Pegasus Basin?

Monday, 10 February 2014, 9:55 am | Oil Free Wellington

Press Release: Oil Free Wellington Monday, 10th February The vessel contracted by Texan oil giant Anadarko to undertake seismic surveying in the Pegasus Basin has ceased its surveying much earlier than expected. The MV Duke arrived in Wellington's ... More >>

Wellingtonians to give Anadarko their Trespass Notice Today!

Friday, 24 January 2014, 10:52 am | Oil Free Wellington

Wellingtonians will be presenting the Texan oil giant Anadarko with a Trespass Notice today. The notice, which will be signed by those attending Oil Free Wellington’s March to Stop Deep Sea Drilling, will be presented when the march arrives at Anadarko’s ... More >>

March to Stop Deep Sea Drilling!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 9:49 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is holding a march in opposition to the expansion of fossil fuel exploration in Aotearoa New Zealand, and particularly deep sea drilling. It is starting at Midland Park, at 12:30pm on Friday January 24. More >>

Locals display concern through the Bucket Fountain Oil Spill

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 2:29 pm | Oil Free Wellington

An oil spill in Wellington’s iconic Bucket Fountain this morning is a clear demonstration that Wellingtonians are deeply concerned about the threat of deep sea drilling. The oil spill which has been installed at the fountain displays the threat which deep ... More >>

Oil Exploration Vessel in Wellington Harbour

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 9:20 am | Oil Free Wellington

The oil surveying ship Aquila Explorer is moored at Wellington harbour near Aotea Quay. Owned by the international company SeaBird Exploration, the Aquila is leaving port on Thursday to begin surveying work in the Canterbury Basin for Shell. More >>

Local Musicians take a stand against deep sea drilling

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 11:48 am | Oil Free Wellington

Wellington musicians are supporting a grassroots campaign to stop deep sea oil exploration of the Pegasus Basin by Anadarko, a Texan oil company. The Basin lies 30km off the south coast of Wellington. Oil Free Wellington, which has been campaigning against ... More >>

Wellingtonians March Against the Petroleum Summit

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 9:20 am | Oil Free Wellington

At 7:45am this morning, Wellingtonians and people from around the country will march from the front of the Wellington Railway Station to the Stadium to say No to Deep Sea Oil Drilling. The Petroleum Summit is being held at the Stadium. The march has ... More >>

Wellingtonians March Against the Petroleum Summit

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4:57 pm | Oil Free Wellington

At 7:45am on Wednesday 18 September, Wellingtonians and people from around the country will march from the front of the Wellington Railway Station to the Stadium to say No to Deep Sea Oil Drilling. The Petroleum Summit is being held at the Stadium. The ... More >>

Earthquake a Warning Against Oil Drilling In Pegasus Basin

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 3:48 pm | Oil Free Wellington

The recent flurry of strong earthquakes centred in  Cook Strait should be warning enough against Anadarko's plans for deep sea oil drilling, Oil Free Wellington says. More >>

Anadarko: Deep Sea Oil Leaks Could Take Two Weeks To Cap

Friday, 7 June 2013, 4:37 pm | Oil Free Wellington

A representative of Anadarko has admitted that a deep sea oil blowout in New Zealand could take up to two weeks to be capped. More >>

Oil Free Wellington Calls For End To ‘Anadarko Amendment’

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 8:37 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington says the revelation today that the "Anadarko Amendment" was introduced at the request of Shell Oil corporation in a backroom deal, further proves the level to which the Government is in the pockets of the oil and gas industry. ... More >>

 

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