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Coal Successfully Stopped - A Win For The Climate Today

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 5:18 pm | Oil Free Otago

Today Ōtepoti Extinction Rebellion activists successfully stopped coal reaching Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory. “Today marks one year since we first stopped KiwiRail’s coal train at Dunedin Railway Station, highlighting their role in supporting Fonterra ... More >>

Final End To Oil And Gas Exploration In The Southern Ocean

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:55 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago is pleased to hear of the surrender of the final exploration permit in Aotearoa’s southern ocean. The final permit, brazenly named “Toroa” by the oil industry, situated east of Stewart Island in the Great South Basin, was surrendered ... More >>

Oil Free Southern Ocean: Tick

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 8:42 am | Oil Free Otago

It is with great regret that Oil Free Otago report they have no more oil companies to chase away from the southern ocean. “What are we going to do with ourselves?” said Dunedin grandmother Rosemary Penwarden. “Anadarko, Shell, OMV, Beach Energy ... More >>

EPA's Beach Energy Decision A Fail

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 1:14 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago have given the Environmental Protection Authority a “Fail” score for allowing Beach Energy to discharge trace amounts of toxic drainage substances into the Canterbury Basin later next year. Australian oil company Beach Energy plan ... More >>

Oil Companies Drill On, Ignoring Climate Science

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9:10 am | Oil Free Otago

Today Australian oil company Beach Energy are presenting an application before the EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) for the future discharge of a cupful of harmful substance from the deck of a drill rig in the Canterbury Basin. This tiny ... More >>

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 >>