March Against MiningWhen 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 like they've listened and are about to make a complete u-turn.

According to 3 news:

"There will be no mining in Paparoa National park, no mining in the Coromandel, no mining on Great Barrier Island and no mining in any National Parks either now or in the future. There will be a legislative change introduced that will mean any crown land that becomes a national park will automatically be put into Schedule 4 and protected from mining."

I won't celebrate until I hear it confirmed by the Government but it's looking hopeful.

 

Watch this space.