Actress Lucy Lawless has thrown her support behind a campaign against deep-sea drilling off the coast of her native New Zealand.
The former Xena: Warrior Princess star fears offshore drilling will increase the risk of an oil spill similar to the one that occurred off the port of Tauranga in New Zealand last month (Oct11).
She is now urging fans to fight plans to drill in New Zealand waters by signing a petition, which will be handed to Prime Minister John Key.
She says, "I'd urge anyone who wants to protect our coasts from an even worse oil spill than that which we saw in Tauranga to sign this petition. By doing so, they'll also be doing something positive about the climate crisis that this planet is facing."
The petition already has more than 100,000 signatures.