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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 >>

The ‘game-changer’ we need is renewable

Monday, 3 August 2015, 10:07 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago agrees with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) CEO Andrew Knight, that his proposal to drill in 2017 off Oamaru would be a ‘game-changer’ (ODT 31 July 2015). More >>

Oil Free Otago Getting On with Going Off Fossil Fuels

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:26 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago have joined with other community groups in Dunedin to form Valley Community Workspace Inc.(VCW), and are getting on with going off fossil fuels. The groups, including Transition Valley 473, The Valley Project, Dunedin Makerspace and ... More >>

Hands Across the Sand turned into Hands Across the Sea Wall

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:11 am | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin people joined hands along the St Clair Beach esplanade on Sunday, 17 May as part of a global event against fossil fuel expansion and in support of clean energy. More >>

Dunedin joins in global HANDS ACROSS THE SAND event

Friday, 15 May 2015, 11:41 am | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin people will join hands at St Clair Beach on Sunday 17 MAY 11:30am as part of a global event against fossil fuel expansion and in support of clean energy. More >>

Dunedin Divests

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:27 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago is proud the Dunedin City Council has voted to divest from fossil fuel extraction, along with tobacco, arms, gambling and pornography, in their Waipori Fund. More >>

Block Offer 2015: More of our Seas for Sale

Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:57 am | Oil Free Otago

At midday today Oil Free Otago will be at the office of Dunedin North MP Michael Woodhouse to deliver a message to his government. More >>

ANZ Stop Funding Deep Sea Drilling

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 10:20 am | Oil Free Otago

Today Oil Free Otago and 350.org will be at the ANZ bank, 71 George St, to present a letter to the manager asking ANZ to stop sponsoring deep sea drilling. More >>

Dunedin Event On Divestment Day

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 3:30 pm | Oil Free Otago

On Global Divestment Day 13th Feb, supporters of Oil Free Otago and 350 Aotearoa will meet in the Octagon at noon to deliver messages of support to the DCC on their divestment from fossil-fuels. More >>

Oil Free Otago say NO to Seismic Ocean Blasting

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 9:30 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago are this morning at the Fryatt St wharf to give Anadarko and New Zealand Oil and Gas’s hired gun, the seismic vessel Polarcus Naila, an UNWELCOME. More >>

New Zealand’s Climate Movement is growing

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 2:49 pm | Oil Free Otago

“New Zealand’s Climate Movement is growing bigger and more organised”, said OFO member Rosemary Penwarden on the eve of the “Taranaki’s Beauty and the Beast” weekend conference that has attracted climate activists and interested people from ... More >>

NZ Musician Erin "Against the Man"

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 1:15 pm | Oil Free Otago

Talented New Zealand Musician, Erin Crowley's music video "Against the Man" with footage from Otago protests 2014 against New Zealand's first ever permitted deep sea drilling wells. Erin says "I have worked hard to create something that ... More >>

Standing Guard with the Toroa / Albatross

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:22 pm | Oil Free Otago

Anyone entering Otago Harbour will be welcomed by a giant Toroa/albatross on the roof of the Quarantine Island chapel. It was painted on Sunday by St Martin Island (Quarantine Is) Community and Oil Free Otago members. More >>

Clean beaches and an Option for the Future

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:45 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago is stoked to hear today’s decision by the Green Party to oppose Deep Sea Drilling. “Now the many thousands of New Zealanders who last summer showed their opposition to deep sea drilling on beaches across Aotearoa have a positive ... More >>

Dunedin Shows the Way

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:21 am | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago today commends the Dunedin City Council for taking a strong stance on climate change by voting to drop investments in the oil industry. More >>

Oil and gas Block Offers a Giant leap backwards

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:24 pm | Oil Free Otago

“Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges this morning offered more than twice the size of New Zealand up to oil and gas companies, taking another giant leap backwards and dragging the rest of us with him.” Said Oil Free Otago Spokesperson Rosemary ... More >>

Clock climb kicks-off clean energy countdown

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 10:53 am | Oil Free Otago

Today oil free and clean energy campaigners from around the country have deployed a banner from the Dunedin Railway Station clock tower. The action comes as Anadarko's drillship, the Noble Bob Douglas, leaves for the Gulf of Mexico after failing to ... More >>