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Simon Bridges victim of hoax website hackNew Zealand Herald | 06 Dec 2013
Energy Minister Simon Bridges has become the victim of a hoax website hack by Greenpeace activists opposed to oil drilling. A replica of his website was created which appeared to have been hacked, with a black cloud swirling across the screen that left it completely black except for a message against oil drilling.
'Funeral procession' for Maui's dolphin in WellingtonNew Zealand Herald | 04 Dec 2013
Campaigners convinced New Zealand's set-net fishing restrictions are a death sentence for the Maui's dolphins have laid cardboard coffins and fishing nets full of plastic junk outside Parliament.
Oil Free Seas Flotilla returns to NZNew Zealand Herald | 01 Dec 2013
The Oil Free Seas Flotilla, which spent 10 days at sea in protest of Anadarko's deep sea drilling in New Zealand waters, docked in Auckland this afternoon. The flotilla were welcomed into shore by music, speeches and a waiata.
Editorial: If we've got oil under our oceans, we need to find it (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 27 Nov 2013
Now Greenpeace has given up its seaborne protest against exploratory oil drilling off Raglan it is not clear what it intended to prove out there. Once one vessel of its flotilla entered the statutory exclusion zone the protest statements became somewhat contradictory. Sometimes they said their action showed the exclusion zone was not justified, at other times they reckoned it proved Anadarko Petroleum was reckless.
Anadarko drilling protest heads to courtNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
The offshore protest against Anadarko's deep sea oil exploration will come to an end today as Greenpeace takes the battle to court.
EPA confident of defending drilling decision - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is confident of defending their decision to allow off-shore oil drilling in the Taranaki basin, Prime Minister John Key said today. Greenpeace filed papers in the High Court at Wellington today seeking a judicial review of the process the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) followed in giving Anadarko permission for deep sea oil exploration.
Anadarko protest: Small boat stays in exclusion zoneNew Zealand Herald | 25 Nov 2013
The scene is set for a skirmish off the North Island's west coast this morning as protest vessels hold fast to Anadarko oil drilling ship the Noble Bob Douglas. Anadarko had intended to begin drilling 185km off the coast of Raglan on Thursday or Friday but has been shadowed by a flotilla of six protest vessels.
Oil man: I understand the protestsNew Zealand Herald | 25 Nov 2013
Veteran New Zealand oilman Rob Jager says he can understand concern over deep water drilling off New Zealand's coast. Jager, Shell New Zealand's chairman, said the protest at Anadarko's exploration off the North Island west coast was part of "fair and reasonable" questioning of drilling after the Deepwater Horizon explosion at the Macondo prospect in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.
Greenpeace: Oil vessel breached maritime protocolsNew Zealand Herald | 21 Nov 2013
Greenpeace has said the oil drilling ship Noble Bob Douglas and its support vessel breached maritime protocols.The Oil Free Seas flotilla claimed one of its boats - the Vega - was squeezed between the Noble and the Bailey Tide last night.
Anadarko oil ship arrives at drill site; protesters unmovedNew Zealand Herald | 19 Nov 2013
A small boat is refusing to move from the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko intends to drill, despite the presence of the huge drilling ship, called the Noble Bob Douglas, around 600 metres away. One of the support vessels for the drilling ship, the Hart Tide, is much closer to the flotilla boat, the Vega, which is currently above the drilling spot, which is one and half kilometres under the ocean surface.
Anadarko a no-show for high seas rumbleNew Zealand Herald | 19 Nov 2013
The Anadarko oil drilling ship Noble Bob Douglas has failed to show up at its intended drill site more than 100 nautical miles off the Raglan Coast. Meanwhile the Oil-Free Seas Flotilla, made up of six vessels launched from around New Zealand, waits to engage with the ship and hamper its efforts to begin exploration.
Protest boats station near Anadarko drill siteNew Zealand Herald | 17 Nov 2013
Six protest boats are stationed near an Anadarko drill site in the sea off the west coast of the North Island. The boats from the Oil Free Seas Flotilla are waiting for the Noble Bob Douglas drillship, expected to arrive some time in the next couple of days.
Anti oil-drilling flotilla bound for Tasman showdownNew Zealand Herald | 11 Nov 2013
The question of whether the skippers of the boats in the Oil-Free Seas flotilla will flout the Government's new sea protest laws in its coming encounters with the giant Anardarko drilling ship the Nobel Bob Douglas remained unanswered today as the boats cast off from Princes Wharf in Auckland.
Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson: 'We're not pirates'New Zealand Herald | 07 Nov 2013
A fugitive activist known for attacking Japanese whaling vessels off Antarctica insisted "we're not pirates" as he addressed a US appeals court considering whether he and the organisation he founded should be held in contempt. Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, took the witness stand in a Seattle courtroom. Japanese whalers accuse them of violating a court order demanding that they leave the whalers alone.
Flotilla to take on oil giant AnadarkoNew Zealand Herald | 07 Nov 2013
The Oil Free Seas flotilla will confront a Texan oil company's drilling ship over 100 nautical miles off the North Island's west coast in the coming weeks. The flotilla will set sail in the next few days from Auckland, Wellington, Kaikoura, Bay of Islands and Bluff, and will head to the drilling site, which is 110 nautical miles west of Raglan.
Cold war KiwisNew Zealand Herald | 26 Oct 2013
Two Kiwis protesting against deep-sea oil drilling are caught in the middle of a high-stakes power play.
Greenpeace piracy charges 'dropped'BBC | 23 Oct 2013
Greenpeace activists held in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling face lesser charges of hooliganism rather than piracy, officials say.