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Oil Free Otago grandmother trespassed by OMV

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:14 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago spokesperson and grandmother Rosemary Penwarden was served a trespass notice by OMV late yesterday. “I was getting ready for bed when a black car pulled up my drive and a woman handed me a notice from OMV. They warned me to stay away ... More >>

Is Government serious about the Climate Crisis or Not?

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 12:50 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago said this morning that Jacinda Ardern’s government’s granting OMV consent to drill in the Great South Basin is a slap in the face for all who care about the climate crisis. More >>

We’re All Over OMV

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 1:29 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago media release 24 November 2019 Oil Free Otago and Extinction Rebellion supporters are today on board the OMV hench boat the Skandi Atlantic in Timaru with Greenpeace members. More >>

OMV drills for gas in the Octagon

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:35 am | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin people will gather in the Octagon at 12 o’clock today to witness Austrian oil giant OMV drilling for gas. The event is part of a national ‘climate uprising’ against OMV that will include thousands of people all around the country opposing ... More >>

We Chased Them Away

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 3:26 pm | Oil Free Otago

The Petroleum Conference closed early after a day and two nights of noise and protest at Queenstown’s Millenium Hotel. “We chased them away” claimed Oil Free Otago’s Rosemary Penwarden. “They tried to keep this conference a secret but we found them. ... More >>

Stop the Petroleum Conference for good

Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:19 am | Oil Free Otago

Today a coalition of groups and citizens, including Extinction Rebellion, Oil Free Otago, Environmental Justice Otepoti and others, have gathered in Queenstown to strongly oppose the 2019 Petroleum Conference in Queenstown. Representatives from some of ... More >>

Protesters slam EPA for ignoring climate change for OMV

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 8:07 am | Oil Free Otago

Tuesday, 30 July: Members of Oil Free Otago are gathering outside the Distinction Hotel in Dunedin at midday with their mouths taped shut in protest of Austrian oil giant, OMV. More >>

OMV cans council meeting in wake of protest

Monday, 29 April 2019, 3:04 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil giant OMV has cancelled a meeting with Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council about new drilling plans in the region after several councillors announced they’d boycott it. More >>

Fossil Free Dunedin? Bring it On

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:11 am | Oil Free Otago

Today around 150 Dunedin people, led by climate action group 350 Dunedin and joined by Oil Free Otago, Seniors Climate Action Network, Wise Response and Generation Zero, met in the Octagon to demand a stop to new fossil fuel exploration in their region ... More >>

NZOG and OMV: No Future for you in Canterbury/GSB

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11:58 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago will use the worldwide Hands Across the Sand event at St Clair Beach Dunedin to sign letters to company directors of NZOG and OMV explaining why it is not worth their while to continue prospecting in the Southern Ocean. Open letter ... More >>

Great Work Prime Minister - but don't stop there

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:33 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago congratulates the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Government for ending new offshore oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa NZ, and calls for them to go a step further and ban current permits for new oil or gas exploration, including ... More >>

Say No More to NZ Oil & Gas

Monday, 5 February 2018, 6:30 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago media release 5 Feb 2018 Nuclear Free Moment? Prove it. Say No More to NZ Oil & Gas Oil Free Otago calls on the Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods to make good on her Prime Minister’s call that climate change is her ... More >>

Time to break up with our banks - 2 December

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 11:54 am | Oil Free Otago

We asked ANZ nicely ages ago to take our invested money out of big coal, oil and gas projects in Australasia and the Pacific, and they ignored us. More >>

“The World Is Waking Up” - DCC Opposes 2017 Block Offer

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 4:14 pm | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin City Council met today to choose their stance on the 2017 Petroleum Block Offer. There were submissions from numerous groups including Catholic members of Dunedin community, Seniors for Climate Action, 350 Dunedin and Oil Free Otago. No ... More >>

DCC Blocks 2017 Petroleum Offer

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 12:15 pm | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin Council will meet today to decide whether they make a submission on the NZ Petroleum and Minerals Block Offer 2017. They are expected to strongly oppose the offer on the basis of protecting marine ecosystems and acting on climate change. ... More >>

No Time for Fools

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2:43 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago this week calls upon prospective Dunedin City councillors to uphold Dunedin’s growing reputation as a climate leader. More >>

Direct action against fossil fuel investment

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:47 am | Oil Free Otago

On Thursday morning 12 May, Dunedin is set to join a global wave of actions to keep oil, coal and gas in the ground. In Aotearoa New Zealand, ANZ group has been targeted as the largest funder of fossil fuel projects in the Pacific region. More >>

Way to go Dunedin

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:01 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago congratulates the Dunedin City Council (DCC) for calling on the government to put a moratorium on deep sea oil and gas exploration in the wake Dunedin’s 3,000+ strong People’s Climate March. More >>

No Matter the Oil Price – Deep Sea Drilling Has No Future

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:20 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago are pleased to hear that Shell has decided to postpone drilling in the Great South Basin (GSB) this summer, one day after announcing it is pulling out of all drilling in the Arctic. More >>

Oil Free Otago letter to Shell

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:17 am | Oil Free Otago

Yesterday (September 29, 2015) Shell pulled out of drilling in the Arctic. This is such good news for millions of people worldwide. We have one planet and the race is on to save it. The people are winning. More >>