About us

Oil Free Wellington are a group of concerned individuals from Wellington strongly opposed to offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off our coast.
We exist to stop Anadarko and other companies from drilling in the Wellington region.
We are a grassroots organisation formed in December 2012 when 5-year licences were granted to Anadarko.
We work independently of NGO’s / large political organisations/parties BUT keep good lines of communication between ourselves and these groups.
We work in solidarity with other grassroots organisations opposing fossil fuel prospecting in their communities
Our organising group who decide strategy and work to implement it through working groups – areas of strategy agreed to by the organising group.