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  • UPDATED: Activists block Fonterra coal use

    Blogpost by nick - May 18, 2010 at 18:39

     

    Fighting Fonterra Climate Crimes
    Fighting Fonterra Climate Crimes

    This morning a team of Greenpeace activists blocked the supply of coal to the boilers of Fonterra's Clandeboye milk drying plant in Canterbury effectively halting another Fonterra climate crime.

     

    They dumpe... Read more >

  • Can the real John Key please stand up?

    Blogpost by Kathy - May 13, 2010 at 14:22 3 comments

    jkThere 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 Wilkinson officially op... Read more >

  • Schedule 4 back-down won’t solve the problem

    Blogpost by Kathy - May 10, 2010 at 9:41 2 comments

    energy_and_resources_minister_gerry_brownlee_5341374244Predictably, the Government is gearing up to backtrack on some of the more extreme and unpalatable elements of its mining proposals. At a National Party regional conference in Masterton at the weekend, both John Key and Gerry Brownlee signaled they ma... Read more >

  • Post-march political fever

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - May 5, 2010 at 9:26

    Helping out a struggling opposition party certainly wasn’t the objective of our march against mining. But it seems to have been an unintended consequence.

    Labour is high on protest, according to the Herald’s political editor.

    What’s more telling is ... Read more >

  • Biggest protest march in living memory

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - May 1, 2010 at 14:01

    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 below). Greenpeace ... Read more >

  • Biggest protest march in living memory

    Blogpost by Kathy - May 1, 2010 at 12:24 6 comments

     

    NO MINING PURE NZ

    NO MINING PURE NZ

    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 i... Read more >

  • Mining plans slammed by world's biggest enviro group

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - April 30, 2010 at 14:44

    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% PURE" brand is also... Read more >

  • The fluid definition of damage

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - April 30, 2010 at 11:24

    "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... Read more >

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