Kia ora koutou. Last week groups all around Aotearoa stood with the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi to say No to Deep Sea Oil as the oil industry met in Auckland.
Next week, we will show support to our Pacific neighbours.
Can you come?

Stand in Solidarity with the Pacific Warriors
Saturday 18th October 12-1 pm
Odlin's Plaza, in front of Mac's Brewery, Wellington Waterfront
In October, a historic act of resistance will send the clear message from the Pacific Islands to the fossil fuel industry: We are not drowning. We are fighting.

People from across the Pacific Islands are journeying to Australia right now, where they will use a flotilla of traditional canoes to lay down a peaceful but direct challenge to the fossil fuel industry at the world’s largest coal port - Newcastle.

The Pacific Warriors have asked that people from around the world stand with them in solidarity as they stand to say “we will not let the fossil fuel industry continue the destruction of our homes”.

350 Aotearoa and Oil Free Wellington invite you to come along to Wellington waterfront (Odlin’s Plaza, in front of Mac’s Brewery) to send our message across the seas that we stand with our Pacific Neighbours, and that we commit to showing our solidarity by standing against the fossil fuel industry here in Aotearoa.

We will be forming a giant message of solidarity for the Pacific Warriors. There will also be entertainment, speakers, and a chance to hear about upcoming ways to get involved in local resistance against the fossil fuel industry.

As our Pacific neighbours rise to fight for their homes, let’s stand with them and show our support.

For updates see here and for more background see here. Look forward to seeing you there!

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Huge opposition to Statoil's plans for Northland

Last Wednesday, members of Oil Free Wellington targeted the offices of Statoil, the Norwegian oil company who have been granted 15 year exploration permits off the coast of Northland.

We hung a banner on their Midland Park offices to highlight the environmental destruction which Statoil has planned for Northland and our climate - and to stand in solidarity with those who traveled with the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi.

On the Tuesday, over a thousand people turned out  to join the Hikoi as it arrived in central Auckland on the final leg to the Petroleum Summit. Statoil was the major sponsor of the Petroleum Summit held from 30th September to 2nd October. Northland community groups have demanded Statoil cancel its seismic testing programme for this summer to protect marine life in the Te Reinga Basin. It's feared that seismic testing planned for December will harm dolphins, whales, giant squid and fish.

The banner action coincided with Auckland Greenpeace activists who disrupted the opening of the Petroleum Summit, followed by ongoing actions by Green peace and Oil Free Auckland over the course of the Summit. Groups from all over Aotearoa showed their solidarity too.

For some media coverage of the event see here and here .

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