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  • 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 >

  • The fluid definition of damage

    Blogpost by geoff - April 30, 2010 at 10:11

    "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 ... Read more >

  • 2 days til mining march!

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - April 29, 2010 at 14:13

    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 has slipped your ... Read more >

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