Paddle board oil protest in harbour

Last updated 15:52 13/02/2014

Relevant offers

Wellington

Tim Brown's many hats Cheaper Zealandia admission drawing flocks of people Historic army store could be demolished Vege markets in trouble due to no lease Wellington pizza store robbed at gunpoint 'Groundbreaking' programme to fold Class of 2013 now political junkies St Andrew's to defy ban on conducting gay weddings Waterfront block sells for $15.8m Legal bill grows in fight over flyover

Nine anti-drilling protesters were sighted on paddle boards near the seismic survey vessel Duke off Aotea Quay this afternoon. 

Senior-Sergeant Marc Clausen from police communications said the police launch Lady Elizabeth IV quickly cleared the area. 

The Duke is scheduled to sail out of Wellington Harbour by 4pm.

A wharf police spokesman said the paddle boarders had moved on and the protest was all over by 3:45pm this afternoon. 

Interislander freight-only ferry Arahura's berthing at the ferry terminal was delayed as the protest was cleared.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

What should happen with the Zephyrometer?

Build a new one just like the old one

Replace it with something completely new

Leave it as it is!

Clear the space - not a good place for a sculpture

Vote Result

Related story: Wind wand's future up in the air

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content