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31.01.2008Bikinis, BBQs and Bureaucrats

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The Solar Taxi has arrived Down Under. But Louis Palmer has yet to meet the Australians’ famed easygoing attitude. Driving ...

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30.01.2008Meeting Rudi and his Vegi Oil Mercedes in Sydney

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Guess who we met in Sydney?! Our travel mate Rudi from Lucerne, Switzerland, travelling overland in a vegi oil 1982 ...

28.01.2008Pests Will Be Eaten

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On the remote South Island of New Zealand German researchers are hatching ingenious and simple solutions to make the world ...

25.01.2008A Spin in the Solar Fern

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The Solar Taxi flits across New Zealand’s solitary South Island. To Louis Palmer’s surprise, Hummer and muscle-car owners ...

24.01.2008A windy idea from a windy coast

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Have a look at the East Coast near Dunedin. Its wicked and awesome, as Kiwis say.

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23.01.2008At Otago University

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We had received an invitation from Prof. Thomas S. Bley, Head of Design Studies of the Division of Sciences at ...

22.01.2008Shipping the car to Sydney

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Rob Glassey, the team manager of the solar fern solar car, had offered to take me around today for a ...

22.01.2008We Take to the Racetrack

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From a steaming geothermal power plant to an A1 Grand Prix circuit, doors open quickly for Louis Palmer and his ...


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My New Zealand tour has come to an end today. After giving a roadside interview to the "Press", the local ...

20.01.2008From Kaikoura to Cheviot

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This morning Bob had organised Andrew, a photographer, and a few friends to meet the solartaxi. Bob also brought his ...

19.01.2008From Wellington to Kaikoura

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Overnight the solartaxi was parked at Wwllington's Fire Brigade, so this morning at 7 I picked it up and ...


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I said bye to Wayne in Palmerston North at 7 in the morning and reached Wellington today. Our programme: Interview ...

17.01.2008Desert Highway

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Today I woke up early, picked up the solartaxi at the Ambulance station in Turangi and drove away. I was ...

17.01.2008A Tank Full of Cooking Oil

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At last, a night of peace and quiet without any splashing and swaying. After four weeks on the high seas ...

16.01.2008From thermal heat to a racetrack

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The second oldest thermal power station in the world is situated in the heart of New Zealands Northern Island. 5 ...

13.01.2008From Whangarei to Auckland

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We received a great welcome by Ulrich Schmid and his brother Klaus in Whangarei. Ulrich is the Biodiesel pioneer of ...

11.01.2008Solartaxi arrives in Whangarei, New Zealand

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After almost 4 weeks on board of the Rainbow Warrior, we arrived today at the harbour of Whangarei. The car ...

10.01.2008Cabin Fever

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Still 60 Miles to go until we reach the Northern tip of New Zealand, then another day until we reach ...

04.01.2008A Seasick Swiss

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The bed sways and shudders, the ship leans at an angle, huge breakers crash over the deck - the "Rainbow Warrior ...