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Greenpeace activists face court in April

Court dates have been shifted for actress Lucy Lawless and five other Greenpeace activists who face burglary charges after occupying an oil exploration ship for four days at New Zealand’s Port Taranaki.

 
 

Court dates have been shifted for actress Lucy Lawless and five other Greenpeace activists who face burglary charges after occupying an oil exploration ship for four days at New Zealand’s Port Taranaki.

In February the group were arrested and charged with burglary on the 53-metre high drilling tower aboard the Shell-contracted Noble Discoverer where they had camped out for 77 hours.

The group were trying to stop the ship from exploring oil wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.

The other activists facing charges are: Mike Buchanan, Shayne Comino and Naoni Hammer all from Christchurch, Shai Nades from Wellington, and Vivienne Hadlow from Auckland.

The group were due to appear in New Plymouth District Court on Tuesday but the appearance has been postponed until April 5.

It is the second time the court date has been changed as the group was originally set to appear on March 1.

Zac Penman is also due to appear on charges of being party to burglary.

Lawless became an international celebrity for her role as Xena in the TV action series Xena: Warrior Princess which first screened in 1995.

 
 

 

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