Greenpeace activists scale 20th floor office of oil company in Wellington

Ryan Bridge 23/07/2019

Greenpeace New Zealand climate campaigner Amanda Larsson joins Magic Talk Drive with Ryan Bridge to discuss the two Greenpeace activists scaling Majestic Centre Tower.

Abigail Smith and Nick Hanafin have been climbing the Majestic Centre since dawn this morning to reach the headquarters of Austrian oil giant, OMV.

Amanda tells Ryan about the three banners she can see hanging from the building advocating for a climate emergency and to “end oil.”

She explains they didn’t warn the police ahead of securing themselves to the building but did contact them immediately after they were on site and ready to climb. 

The activists made it to the 20th floor which houses the offices of OMV.

You can watch the full interview above.