Banners push 'no drill' message

Banners carrying a common message are set to fly from beaches and other venues along the east coast of the South Island tomorrow.

From noon organisers of Banners on the Beach South Island will push the message "Say No to Deep Sea Oil".

Banners on the Beach stems from Anadarko's drill-ship, the Noble Bob Douglas, moving down to southern shores in pursuit of deep sea oil, says No Fracking No Deep Sea Oil South Canterbury spokesperson Rebecca Lees.

"This is something that affects us all and standing up for our oceans has never been more important than this time in history," she said.

"Banners on the Beach will be held at the Caroline Bay beach lookout and everyone is invited to bring a banner and a picnic."

There will be entertainment including from Timaru musician Erin Crowley.

In North Otago, Banners on the Beach will be held at Friendly Bay, Oamaru, and at Moeraki.

Those taking part should meet at the DOC Moeraki Boulders Reserve car park at midday tomorrow and walk to the boulders on the beach.

The Timaru Herald