Lucy Lawless' hearing adjourned

Actress Lucy Lawless joined activists in stopping a Shell-c
ontracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki, and may pay a high price for it. Photo/ supplied
Actress Lucy Lawless joined activists in stopping a Shell-c ontracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki, and may pay a high price for it. Photo/ supplied

The next court appearance for actor Lucy Lawless, who was one of eight Greenpeace activists arrested for breaking into Port Taranaki and occupying an oil drilling ship, has been postponed.

Lawless, Jan Raoni Hammer, Mike Ross Buchanan, Shayne Panayiotis Comino, Vivienne Rachel Hadlow, Shai Sebastian Naides, Zach Steven Penman and Ilai Amir were remanded on bail on April 18 to reappear in the New Plymouth District Court tomorrow but the hearing has been postponed until May 17.

They are charged with entering an enclosed area at Port Taranaki without authority and with the intent to commit a crime after boarding the drill ship Noble Discoverer at the port in February and spending 77 hours up a 58-metre tower.

It was expected the group would enter a plea at their next appearance.

Greenpeace said the group boarded the Shell-contracted ship to prevent it heading to the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska, to drill three exploratory oil wells.

- APNZ

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