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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 >>

Noisy action to highlight Todd's climate crimes

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:15 am | Oil Free Wellington

Community group Oil Free Wellington will be making noise at Todd Corporation’s Wellington headquarters today to protest the company’s ongoing oil and gas exploration, including fracking. More >>

Oil Companies should expect more direct action

Monday, 21 March 2016, 2:28 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington says oil companies should expect more real climate action like that seen today in Auckland. More >>

Two days after Paris Agreement, pretending it doesn't exist

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 1:48 pm | Oil Free Wellington

The announcement of new exploration permits on and off shore in Taranaki just a few days after the Paris climate agreement is another stark reminder that we can’t rely on our government to solve the climate crisis. More >>

On water demonstration will challenge PM’s hypocrisy

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 1:50 pm | Oil Free Wellington

A big flotilla in Wellington harbour is planned for 13th December to show the resistance oil and gas companies face in New Zealand - and to show that New Zealanders aren’t buying into John Key’s hypocrisy. At the Paris climate talks yesterday, John Key ... More >>

Public need to have a say about deep sea oil

Monday, 2 November 2015, 1:13 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is pleased to see Wellington City Council is listening to the many people concerned about deep sea oil and is urging the Government to do more about climate change. More >>

Kiwisaver revelations display importance of divestment

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:11 am | Oil Free Wellington

"The shocking revelations that kiwisaver funds are being invested in oil exploration and weapons manufacturers displays the need for the growing divestment movement," says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson James Barber. More >>

Government tinkers with targets while pushing fracking

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 9:42 am | Oil Free Wellington

Government's climate change target distinctly underwhelming and unsurprising Yesterday, National's Climate Change Minister, Tim Grosser, demonstrated the sham which was their public consultation on climate change by announcing a target which ignored ... More >>

Government's climate change consultation is a farce

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:12 pm | Oil Free Wellington

This evening the government is in Wellington as part of its super-fast public consultation about New Zealand's post 2020 emissions reduction target. It must submit this mid-year ahead of the Climate talks in Paris. More >>

Perth rally against oil giant warns of what could be coming

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:25 am | Oil Free Wellington

The Maritime Union of New Zealand's protest today outside the New Zealand consulate in Perth against Chevron's dodgy practices should not have to happen. The Maritime Union and International Transport Workers Federation will be presenting a letter ... More >>

Oil Rig appears in the Majestic Centre

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 11:23 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Rig appears in the Majestic Centre as EPA hearings about Māui gas field begin More >>

"Another colossal leap in the wrong direction"

Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:14 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil exploration sites now almost twice the size of New Zealand. Oil Free Wellington says, "Block Offer 2015 is yet another colossal leap in the wrong direction" More >>

Oil Free Wellington Delivers Message to Norwegian Consulate

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:58 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington Delivers Message to Norwegian Consulate as Government Prepares to Announce 2015 Oil and Gas Block Offer. Stop Statoil – No deep sea oil. More >>

Time for Wgtn City Council to oppose deep sea oil drilling

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 11:23 am | Oil Free Wellington

"With the Christchurch City Council openly opposing new oil exploration stretching from South Canterbury to Banks Peninsula it is time for the Wellington City Council to take a stand on deep sea oil drilling," says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson ... More >>

Activists Lock On to NZ Petroleum and Minerals Headquarters

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 2:32 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Activists Lock On to NZ Petroleum and Minerals Headquarters in Protest of New Oil and Gas Permits More >>

Deep Sea Drilling in Rising Seas

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:52 am | Oil Free Wellington

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on the effects of rising sea levels and climate change adds another argument against this Government's expansion of fossil fuel exploration. More >>

National Government Expands Oil and Gas Drilling

Friday, 14 November 2014, 5:07 pm | Oil Free Wellington

The National Government is flying in the face of climate science and public opposition as it opens over 100,000 sq km to oil and gas exploration. The Government's proposed Block Offer 2015 is a huge step in the wrong direction. Last week the IPCC's Fifth ... More >>

Police remove banner at Statoil Offices in Wellington

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:45 pm | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington hung a banner at 9:30 this morning at the Statoil office headquarters in Wellington as the Petroleum Summit opened in Auckland. The banner, which read 'Statoil out of Northland: Stop Deep Sea Oil', has now been removed by police. More >>

Oil Free Wellington drops banner from Statoil headquarters

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:34 am | Oil Free Wellington

Today members of Oil Free Wellington have targeted the offices of Statoil, by attaching a banner reading 'Statoil out of Northland: Stop Deep Sea Oil' to the entrance of Vodafone on the Quay Midland Park, where Statoil's New Zealand office is located. ... More >>

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 >>



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