The following is from Greenpeace New Zealand:
Peaceful Protest at Sea: Reject The Anadarko Amendment - The New Zealand Government is pandering to the interests of foreign oil companies by pushing through a new law to criminalise certain crucial rights to peaceful protest at sea. Rights that helped us to become a nuclear free nation and end nuclear testing in the Pacific.
Designed to benefit foreign oil companies and penalise ordinary New Zealanders, the 'Anadarko Amendment' was announced on Easter Sunday by Energy Minister Simon Bridges. It will not be open to consultation and or vetting for breaches of the Bill of Rights.
It is an affront to New Zealand’s democracy, and to our long held right and proud tradition of peaceful protest at sea.
Sign on to this statement now to make a stand in defense of the right to protest at sea.
George Armstrong, Founder Peace Squadron
Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Palmer QC
Peter Williams QC
Rikirangi Gage, Te Whanau-a-Apanui
Sir Ngatata Love
Dame Anne Salmond
Bryan Gould, Former Chancellor of Waikato University
Forest and Bird
Coal Action Network Aotearoa
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki
Peace Movement Aotearoa
NZ Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly
Sustainability Council, Simon Terry
Amnesty International NZ