Stop the seismic survey – Rally on the water! Taranaki


Climate Justice Taranaki is teaming up with other groups to take the protest to sea against seismic survey ship the Amazon Warrior, in a bid to stop more drilling and bring in a much needed marine mammal sanctuary in the South Taranaki Bight.

Multinational oil and gas giant Schlumberger has started a huge 3D-seismic survey off the Taranaki coast. The ‘Amazon Warrior’ ship returned to Aotearoa after being chased away from the East Coast. Drilling in a known whale feeding and nursing ground? We don’t think so! More emissions while the climate is changing? We don’t think so! Risking further oil spills on our pristine coast? We don’t think so!
Come to a family friendly day of community opposition to the seismic survey. Gather at Ngāmotu Beach in New Plymouth, Saturday, 30th December, from 11am.

We will rally on the water and on the beach to send a clear message to the company and the government: the ‘Amazon Warrior’ is not welcome in our waters! Join us for a community flotilla and practice blockade for resistance to fossil fuels.

– food for a picnic
– water
– boats – kayaks, surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, waka ama, yachts (and life jackets)
– hat
– wetsuit and togs
– banners and placards

– your friends

Don’t have a boat? We still need you there! We have organised some kaykas for the day. If you are keen to jump on one of our kayaks, please message us or email And you can always bring a blow-up tyre. 🙂

This protest is organised by Climate Justice Taranaki. Other groups are encouraged to join. If the weather is bad, we will post-pone by one week (6th January 2018). Updates here on Facebook.

Halt seismic testing of Taranaki moana:
Greenpeace petition:

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