Green Party Kiwi Bid Delivery

New Zealand surf champ Mischa Davis hand-delivered an oil exploration bid to the Minister of Business Innovation and Employment in Wellington despite her opposition to drilling. Oil Free Wellington were there to support the Green Party’s “Kiwi Bid,” submitted to draw attention to the 2013 block offer under which the Government will grant permits for drilling and other exploratory activities for 189,000 square kilometres of ocean. Signed by 14,000 people, the Kiwi Bid asks the Government to leave these areas free of risky deep sea drilling in order to protect the New Zealand coastline from a catastrophic oil spill.