Xavier Rudd Concert Auckland - April 2013
Wellington Peace Concert - April 2013
Was a great afternoon at the Wellington Peace Concert with heaps of great musicians including Matiu Te Huki, Pip Payne, Sam Manzanza, David Greer, James Coyle, Matt Pike, Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute, The Relatives, and heaps more. Thanks heaps to the volunteers who helped with the stall!
Xavier Rudd Concert Wellington - April 2013
We were very lucky to be able to have a stall the Xavier Rudds concert who is a huge Sea Shepherd supporter. It was a amazing night and thanks to everyone that showed there support. Thanks to Niall, Adrie and Martijn for doing the stall - a good gig for our volunteers! Check out Xavier's website for details on his tour and new album: http://www.xavierrudd.com/
Xavier Rudd Concert Christchurch - April 2013
Jono and Nick had an awesome time in Christchurch with the Xavier Rudd concert. Thanks guys! And THANKS Xavier Rudd! Check out Xavier's website for details on his tour and new album: http://www.xavierrudd.com/
Sounds On - March 2013
We were very grateful to be invited to the GoodZone at Sounds On this year. We had a blast and got to hang out with our friends from Sitka, SAFE, Forest & Bird, Sustainable Coastlines and a bunch more amazing non-profit organizations. Thumbs up to KiwiFM for giving us some airtime, happy to have the SAFE shark gate-crash our stall for a day and stoked Tiki Tane come by for a chat also. Another big highlight was having the Brigitte Bardot Capitan Jean Yves Terlain turn up! Wow! All in all, a fantastic event - THANKS EVERYONE! Check out more of the action on the SoundsOn GoodZone FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.364489256999269.1073741832.299559856825543&type=3
Aro Valley Fair, March - Wellington
Another great fair in Wellington - HUGE thanks goes out to Martin Wilson who organized Birdman, Kilbirnie and Aro Valley fair. We are very greatful to have been at all three events this year. Thanks also to the volunteers who have helped out andevery single person who visited our stalls.
Wellington beach clean up
A handful of volunteers took to the shores of Evan's Bay to help clear all tate plastic that washes up.
Eco Day, New lynn, 2013
Sea Shepherd joined a whole range of other organisations and businesses who support sustainability and environmentally aware projects.
Vegfest, Wellington 2013
Wellington turned it on for Vegfest this year! The sun was shining hot all day, the crowd was great and we raised LOTS of funds to help repair our ships! Thanks again Wellington for being awesome.
Kilbernie Fair, Wellington 2013
The Kilbernie fair was on the same day as the Vegfest and was a huge success also!
Newtown Fair 2013
What an AWESOME fair! We were busy from start to finish collecting hundreds of signatures and selling LOADS of gear. What a great fundraiser - we coudn't have had a more positive reception. THANKS Wellington!
Sea Shepherd Pirate Party - Wellington!
Sea Shepherd New Zealand in close collusion with Radio Active, Big Image Print & the San Francisco Bath House, brought you a swaggering, swilling, screamer of a night. You and your dirty rum gutted mates joined Barnaby Weir, The Mantarays, Ryan Prebble & Redbird Jnr to raise a cup to the Sea Shepherd fleet, celebrating the 9th Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Zero Tolerance.
Much gratitude to Glenn Ashworth for organizing this event.
HUGE thanks for the following people and businesses that donated prizes on the night:
Sitka - donated a fairtraid hoodie http://sitka.co.nz/
The Dive Guys - donated a dive voucher to the value of $450!! http://thediveguys.co.nz/
Simon Morse - donated a beautiful piece of artwork
Lush - ever the Sea Shepherd Supporter donated a box of delicious handmade, vegan body products http://www.lushnz.com/
Simon Morse donated artwork Ryan Prebble
Island Bay Fair - 10th February
Day in the Bay is part of the 2013 Island Bay Festival. Sea Shepherd will once again have a stand at this action packed event for people from all around Wellington to come and enjoy the hospitality and community of Island Bay.
Petone Fair - 16th February
A HUGE thanks to the awesome volunteers that helped out at the Petone Fair. What a BUSY day and the stall looked great with our flag flying high!
NZ Shark Alliance - Sharkwater Screening - Thursday 31st January
Sea Shepherd New Zealand as part of their commitment to the NZ Shark Alliance hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary Sharkwater at the University of Auckland's city campus on Thursday 31st January 2013.
There was a great turn out and representatives from Forest and Bird, White Shark Conservation Trust, NZ Underwater Association along with Sea Shepherd addressed the audience. The Q&A was led by Tracy Brown (Sea Shepherd NZ) with input from Alex Leonard (White Shark CT)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Auckland Tuesday 15th!!!
Sea Shepherd had a stand at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Auckland on Tuesday 15th. Thanks for your support RHCP!!!
Sea Shepherd In Wellington! Free Ship Tours on The Bob Barker - December 7- 31st!!
Bob Barker hosted free ship tours at the Taranaki Street Wharf (by the floating crane) in December for three weeks and we had amazing support for Sea Shepherd and this year’s campaign to halt the illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary!! These were our most successful ship tours ever! Thanks Wellington!
Along with the Bob Barker we had a Sea Shepherd capital double whammy with the Brigitte Bardot in port as well!
Sea Shepherd In Auckland! Free Ship Tours on the Brigitte Bardot - December 13-16th!
For the first time in ten years a Sea Shepherd vessel visited AK! The MV Brigitte Bardot was at the Viaduct from Thursday-Sunday (13-16th December) for free ship tours!! Aucklanders came out to welcome the Bardot, get a free ship tour and show their support for Sea Shepherd and their ninth campaign to stop the illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary!
Saturday, 1st December - Save our Sands, Love our Oceans Day - Piha
Dave Rastovich (Surfers For Cetaceans and ex Sea Shepherd crew) was welcomed after his epic paddle all the way from Taranaki to raise awareness for Maui’s dolphins and proposed sea bed mining on our west coast. This was followed by an afternoon of stalls and music in the Piha domain. That evening there was a fundraising gig at the Bowling Club. Sea Shepherd were there showing our support!!
Check out KASM's fantastic website:
Sea Shepherd NZ Fundraiser November 13th 2012
Thanks to all our supporters, crew, volunteers and donors below who made this our most sucessful NZ fundraiser ever! Please contact us if you would like to be involved in 2013.
A special thanks to:
Wayne Parkes Surfboards, Dean Buchanan, Rio Rossellini, SAFE, PhotoCPL, Skullcandy, sitka, Bodyline, Solscape, Eco-Store,Phantom Billstickers, Muriwai Surf School, LUSH, Galatos Live, Divine Foods, Elen Le Glanic (poster design), 360 Discovery Cruises, Hot Yoga Auckland, Bush Sand and Sea, Hobbiton Tours, Rocon Printing, 9Lives Paper, Doug Gow Framing, Sector9, Body Modz, Furneaux Lodge, A. D. Glass Studio, Smashing Glass - Smashing Concepts, Phoenix Nutrition, Sacred Tattoo...
....for more info click here
30th September 2012 - Vegetarian Expo Christchurch
Sea Shepherd (Jono and Nick) at our favourite NZ vegetarian event. Thanks to the Christchurch Vegetarian Centre.
July 20th - S.O.S. Save Our Skipper -International Day of Action. Auckland, outside the German Consulate.
May 17-20th - Hutchwilco Boat Show, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
Our third year and most successful yet! Thanks to all our supporters and thanks to the Hutchwilco crew for their generosity once again!
March 10th - Maui's Dolphin Day, Raglan
February 6th 2012 - The Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival - Auckland
A great day was had by all in celebrating our partnership in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Lots of supporters came by to chat. Thank-you!
January 20th 2012 Big Day Out - Auckland
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were at the last Big Day Out ever! Thanks to all our supporters that came along to the stall to chat or buy something, much appreciated. And thanks to the BDO organisers, we'll miss you guys!
November 2011 Grey Lynn Park Festival - Auckland
Great day at the iconic Auckland inner city festival. Thanks to all the people who came by to show their support!!
October 2011 Eco Festival - Invercargill
Sea Shepherd New Zealand's newest chapter in Invercargill hosted a stall at the Eco Festival on Saturday 8th October 2011.
About 500 people visited the 50 stalls at the 2nd annaul Eco Festival which was held in the badminton hall. Feedback from the general public was very encouraging, with 8 people wanting regular emails from Sea Shepherd, while 6 of those 8 are interested in becoming more involved with Sea Shepherd onshore.
Our childrens Whale activty sheet was a success and some parents even left their children with us while they veiwed the other stalls. Grant Meikle gave a 15 minute power point presentation on SSCS and Whaling in The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctury.
Sea Shepherd would like to thank Roger Gibbons (ex Bob Barker Chief Cook) and Pamela Ribeiro for travelling down from Central Otago, without them it wouldn't have happened.
By Invercargill Co-ordinator and On-Shore crew volunteer Grant Meikle.
Steve Irwin Ship Refueling Visit - Wellington
I arrived a few days earlier than what was to be their arrival date so that I could organise some promotion and food donations for the crew. I suspected that being without any fresh fruit or vegetables for over a month they would be craving some fresh fruit desperately. It was my mission to make sure that the crew had a smorgasboard of fresh fruit platters on their arrival. The looks on their faces when they saw the platters was priceless. Passing the fresh food through the holes on the gangway, the crew pounced on the fruit like starving dogs!
The Steve Irwin stayed in port for 4 nights and 5 days. During that time, we held a merchandise stall, gathered donations from various food sources and entertained the crew by visiting various bars and clubs in the Wellington CBD.
It was a very productive time in Wellington and big thanks goes out to all the Wellington volunteers, and the local community and businesses that contributed to making the trip a successful stopover on what was to become their most successful campaign to date in the Southern Ocean.
By Melbourne On-Shore Volunteer Crew Member, Bridgette Gower
December 11 - 12th, 2010
Steve Irwin Ship Visit - Wellington
En route to Antarctica for Operation No Compromise, the MV Steve Irwin docked in Wellington Harbour for four days to a welcoming crowd of locals, visitors and volunteers.
Fittingly, there was a Maori Powhiri (traditional welcome) for the Captain Paul Watson and the ship’s crew as well as a special Maori Blessing for the Steve Irwin.
The Wellington Mayor, Celia Wade-Brown, made a welcome speech as well as Green Party Member, Gareth Hughes.
As always, the free ship tours provided an interesting perspective for people as they were guided through the vessel and once again, Captain Paul Watson drew an enormous, inspired crowd at his public talk.
On Saturday evening, we danced the night away to Barnaby Weir of the Black Seeds and Sam Manzanza and the African Beat Band. A huge thanks to all the musicians for helping make this charity concert happen. And who could forget the stunning performance by the breakdance crew!
We'd also like to say a huge thanks to all the businesses who donated prizes for the charity auction and the volunteers who came from far and wide on such short notice to help with the event (the stall keepers had a huge job all weekend!). We raised an amazing amount of money to put straight towards the Operation No Compromise campaign.
See the Captain Paul Watson’s article about the visit at http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-101214-1.html.
Photos courtesy of Sarah-Jane Grant
November 5th, 2010
Anti-Whaling Day - Christchurch
Businesses such as Whale Watch Kaikoura, Black Cat Cruises, The Antarctic Centre, Lush, Quest Health Club and the Lyttleton Coffee Company were among many joining the Christchurch Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary Awareness Day today in Victoria Square. The community event allowed people to participate in the online photo petition and protest at the continuing killing of whales.The aim is to reach 5000 photos and make a photo petition book to present to the government to show them how strongly kiwis feel about this important issue.
There were great prizes such as free Whale Watch trips up for grabs, along with competitions for the children and live entertainment. While the rain spattered on and off throughout the day, the organisers were happy with the turnout.
'There were so many people that came down in the bad weather, it was really good to see people wanting to do more to help the whales', said Ryan Garland, one of the event organisers. 'We want everyone in New Zealand to join in our online petition at www.antiwhalingday.org to get our government to take a stronger stance against Japan and stop them whaling this season'.
Gareth Hughes, Green Party MP, who spoke at the event called for the government to let groups such as Sea Shepherd have a break from having to fight the whalers and let the legal experts have a go. However, unfortunately at the moment the government’s stance means that these groups are necessary as there is no one else trying to protect the whales.
'The Green Party has been campaigning against a return to commercial whaling, and for the New Zealand Government to stand with our traditional anti-whaling allies in a case to the International Court of Justice. The public response to our campaign has been overwhelming. This issue is dear to the hearts of New Zealanders and the public understand that they have the power to convince their Government to protect the whales' he said.
Please tell your friends and family to visit the website and show your support. We need as many photo signatures as we can to show the government that the public of New Zealand want whaling to end now.
A big thanks goes out to the following organisations and businesses for their generosity and support of this event:
Whale Watch Kaikoura, The International Antarctic Centre, Aumoana Surf Gear and Street Wear, Black Cat Cruises Lyttelton & Akaroa, Christchurch Vegetarian Centre, FotoCopy design and print, Hanafins Camera & Video, LUSH, Lyttelton Coffee Company, Pacific Surfari, Piko Wholefoods, Quest Health Clubs, SAFE, Surf.co.nz and Surface Watch.
October 9th, 2010
Vegetarian Expo - Christchurch
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteers had a great time at New Zealand’s largest vegetarian event.
We joined other non-profit organizations to celebrate World Vegetarian Day and World Animal Day with a focus on educating thousands of people about what Sea Shepherd achieves all year round, all over the world and how they can help.
Many thanks to Anna from the Vegetarian Centre for inviting us to attend the expo and to the amazing Christchurch volunteers that could help with this event on such short notice.
July 24th - 25th, 2010
Eco Expo - Christchurch Convention Centre
Sea Shepherd had a very successful stall at the Eco Expo in Christchurch. The expo provided and excellent opportunity to learn about realistic and achievable changes you can make to your everyday life. The Sea Shepherd on-shore crew had a great time chatting with interested expo-goers, selling merchandise and recruiting new fans!
Steve Irwin Visit - Wellington
We were lucky enough to host the Steve Irwin in Wellington for a whole weekend in March 2010 on its way back from the Antarctic campaign, operation Waltzing Matilda. We kicked off the weekend with an official Maori Powhiri (welcome) to welcome the crew and captain off the ship.
It was a great opportunity for Kiwis and visitors alike, to see the Sea Shepherd vessel and meet the crew and Captain, and the ship tours that ran throughout the weekend proved to be very popular.
As well as speaking on the steps of Parliament alongside members of parliament, Sea Shepherd founder, Captain Paul Watson drew a large audience at his very informative and entertaining public talk at a café on the wharf. This was followed by an amazing charity concert that the Captain Paul Watson and the crew attended. Tiki Tane and Rhombus were among the performers who played at our concert on Saturday evening at Sandwiches Bar.
A big thank you to the following businesses and organizations who generously donated goods and/or services during this weekend: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hire Masters, Monsoon Poon, Commonsense Organics, Wairarapa Eco Farms, TV Manoia Organic Farm, Zoe’s Organic Garden, LV Martin Electronics, LUSH and Rapid Copy.
Sea Shepherd NZ On-Shore Coordinators with Tiki Tane
October 16th, 2009
Launch of the new Ady Gil ship (Previously known as Earthrace)
The launch of the new Earthrace ‘ADY GIL’ vessel went amazing and we raised over $5000.00. Our Wellington Co-ordinator Lisa Baines organised this event with the help of the New Zealand team and we had great turnout and lots of fun. We wish Pete Bethune and his crew on the vessel ‘ADY GIL’ all the best on their voyage and the same to the rest of the crew heading down on the Steve Irwin. GIVE ALL YA GOT TEAM!
Peter Mochrie (actor from the TV show ‘Shortland Street’) supporting our event, along with the Skipper of
the ‘ADY GIL’ Pete Bethune.
Some of the New Zealand Volunteers along with Ex
ALL BLACK Josh Kronfeld at the event. Josh was kind
enough to come along and support our event.
Team as follows, (back row from left to right, Marcus Graham and Lisa Baines (Wellington Co-ordinators), Michael May (Milford Sound Co-ordintor), Annie (West Auckland Co-ordinator), (front row from left to right, Gareth McKnight, Josh Kronfeld, and a friend).
August 27th, 2009
The Cove movie screening - Paramount Movie Theatre, Wellington
The Wellington team hosted a special fundraiser screening of THE COVE Movie. We had a great turnout and raised over $1000.00. We hosted this fundraiser after THE COVE movie was shown in Wellington as part of the Film Festival as many people did not get a chance to see it at this festival.