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THE VOTE: Does NZ need more mining? Your chance to say NO in front of the nation

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 6, 2013

Tonight on TV3's The Vote, along with Russell Norma and Manu Caddie I’m going up against representatives of the oil drilling and mining industry to debate the question: "Does NZ need more mining?" In the face of new coal mining...

Tide turns on Key’s oil drilling plans

Blog entry by Steve Abel | December 5, 2013

As John Key scowled his faux-indifferent disdain at the nation wide banners on the beach protest against oil drilling a couple of Saturdays ago, a few things were betrayed. In the battle of public opinion, deep sea oil drilling is...

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

Don’t let the Government Sneak in Nasty New Mining Law Changes

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 30, 2012

One of the most important things you can do is make a submission on new mining laws this week before the deadline at 5pm on Friday 2 November. Here’s why: The Government has been working closely with oil and mining corporate...

One year later and no justice: Communities affected by dam disaster speak out

Blog entry by Fabiana Alves | November 10, 2016

This past Saturday – 5 November, 2016 – hundreds of people gathered at the ruins of the Bento Rodrigues school in Mariana, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. They were there out of remembrance, and to call for justice. Exactly one year...

A big win for people power

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 20, 2010

Lucy Lawless heads the March Against Mining Today the Government announced a complete u-turn on plans to mine New Zealand's best conservation land. There will be no mining in Schedule 4 land or any national parks now or in the...

OUCH! Nat voters say no mining schedule 4

Blog entry by Kathy | May 20, 2010

A Business Council for Sustainable Development survey just out shows the majority of New Zealanders oppose the Government's mining plans. But what’s more even more problematic for the Government is that 30% of National Party...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by geoff | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

Sign On Ambassadors Lucy and Robyn visit Paparoa National Park

Blog entry by Robbie MacKay | April 23, 2010

Sign ON ambassadors Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm are in the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast for two days in and around the Paparoa National Park, drawing the link between the Government’s Schedule 4 mining plans and climate...

Is mining the best they've got?

Blog entry by Robyn Malcolm | April 16, 2010

I’ve spent a large part of the last few weeks in Australia for work. And I wish I could say that as a result I haven’t kept up with news on the Government’s mining plans. But it’s a funny thing, this threat to New Zealand’s most...

National parks, not National's parks

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | March 23, 2010

There was a brilliant cartoon in the Weekend Herald just gone. It showed New Zealand’s conservation lands as a young damsel, dressed up in a pretty green frock and bonnet. And nearby, a lecherous, plump Gerry Brownlee, ensuring her:...

Mining plans slammed by world's biggest enviro group

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 30, 2010

Just incase you thought NZ's mining plans were going down well in the outside world, check out this scathing assessment of them by the world's largest environmental conservation authority. Word has it that the creator of the "100%...

THEY SAY MINE, WE SAY OURS – Auckland march

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 14, 2010

Greenpeace, along with a bunch of other organisations, has announced an anti-mining march for May 1st in Auckland. See www.dontunderminenz.org for more information. When the Government announced its intention to mine New...

Putting a brothel in the church

Blog entry by geoff | August 28, 2009

Every now and then something really surprising happens.  Yesterday was one of those days when news broke that the Government wants to open National Parks, Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries to mining. It’s a bit like putting a...

Now go away and come back with some vision

Blog entry by Kathy | May 27, 2010

After weeks of provincial marches , peaceful protests , political backlash , polls showing Kiwis aren't into it, the "biggest protest march in a generation", prestigious international conservation groups saying "get out of...

Can the real John Key please stand up?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 13, 2010

There was something decidedly schizophrenic about two Government announcements made today. First, the Prime Minister foreshadowing next week’s budget with $30 million for the tourism industry. Second, Conservation Minister Kate...

Government looks set to back down on mining Schedule 4 land

Blog entry by nick | July 19, 2010

When the Government announced plans to mine some of New Zealand's best conservation land,  New Zealanders made submissions in unprecedented numbers and marched in record numbers. We'll know for sure tomorrow but it looks very much...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 1, 2010

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory,  50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans. The photos say it all (see...

2 days til mining march!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 29, 2010

Just two days now until the massive anti-mining march in Auckland! Right around the North Island, placards are being painted and buses organised to transport people to the City of Sails to have their say.  Just incase what's at stake...

No whale burgers. No tuatara shoes. No mining in national parks!

Blog entry by nick | March 26, 2010

The NZ economy is founded on a clean, green reputation, yet Prime Minister John Key and his National Government is seriously endangering that reputation . Firstly by increasing NZ's catch quota  of critically endangered bluefin tuna,...

PETITION: Sign the deep water oil drilling in NZ waters

Blog entry by nick | June 10, 2010

Imagine if the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster happened in NZ waters. It would stretch from Wellington to Christchurch and would devastate our coastline and fisheries for decades. This is now a very real risk as the...

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