Petroleum Summit Taranaki

In March this year, oil executives will meet in Taranaki for their annual conference – and it’s our job to disrupt it. We can’t let them continue to burn fossil fuels in the face of climate change.


A coalition of climate groups, campaigning on climate change, fracking, oil and gas drilling and social justice, around Aotearoa are planning to disrupt the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in March this year. They are hosting the ‘People’s Climate Rally’ at the 2017 Petroleum Conference in New Plymouth Taranaki. On the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March this will include peaceful protest, workshops, and entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds who support a world powered by clean energy.


Oil Free Wellington are keen to support Wellingtonians to join the Rally in Taranaki. In preparation, we’re hosting a non-violent direct action (NVDA) training workshop, where we’ll share knowledge about where, how, and why we use NVDA. This is happening at 12pm, Saturday 4th March, at the Newtown Community Centre on Daniel st.

We’re also organising transport to and from Taranaki, and a place to sleep has been organised with locals and a local marae. We’ll be heading up on Tuesday the 21st in time for a welcome and action briefing and heading back in two groups on Wednesday afternoon/evening and Thursday 23rd for those who can stay a little longer.

Let us know you’re keen to join us and come along. Please email oilfreewellington@gmail.com with the subject line Petroleum Summit Transport.

We look forward to seeing you there!