"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 programme faced the challenge of keeping the lively crowd under control. It had a great traditional town meeting feeling about it. The atmosphere was energised and  the room was overflowing.

Speaking on the pro-mining side was mining advocate Straterra Spokesperson Chris Baker, Export New Zealand Executive Director Catherine Beard (ex-Executive Director of the main climate polluters lobby Greenhouse Policy Coalition) and Young Nat and university debater Nick Cross.

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