Locals to host public meeting on Mangatangi Mine proposals

4 Mar

This event has been and gone. Our article on how the meeting went is here.

                                                                                                                            

This Thursday, locals will host a public meeting to discuss and share information about the proposed coal mine at Mangatawhiri (Mangatangi Mine).

Anyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: 7 pm, Thursday 7 March 2013

WHERE: Mangatawhiri Hall, cnr of Mangatawhiri and McKenzie Roads, Mangatawhiri (directions below). See location on Google Maps.

SPEAKERS & TOPICS:

  • Dr Wendy Ring on international research into the health effects of coal mining in the local neighbourhood.
  • Dr Jim Salinger on the role of coal in climate change and the expected effects of climate change on farming in New Zealand.
  • Jeanette Fitzsimons on how to make a submission under the Resource Management Act on the proposed mine.

Chair: Peter Young, JP

DIRECTIONS FROM AUCKLAND:

Head South on SH1 and turn off onto SH2 towards Tauranga and Coromandel. After about 5 minutes you reach the new section of SH2 where the speed limit goes up to 100. The old SH2 goes off to the left and is Mangatawhiri Rd.

Veer left on to Mangatawhiri Rd and soon you pass The Castle on your left, the former cafe now closed because of road rerouting.

Just past the Castle is a turn to your left (McKenzie Road) and on that corner is the Mangatawhiri Hall.

See location on Google Maps.

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3 Responses to “Locals to host public meeting on Mangatangi Mine proposals”

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  1. Fonterra’s Dirty Secret | Coal Action Network Aotearoa - 5 March 2013

    […] Thursday, local residents have organised a public meeting on the proposed mine. Full details and directions are available on the Auckland Coal Action site, but in […]

  2. Fonterra ‘tasting’ serves up coal to passers-by | auckland coal action - 5 March 2013

    […] farmers and residents are not overly happy about living next to an open cast mine and a public meeting has been organised jointly by local people and Auckland Coal Action for 7 March. Locals will hear […]

  3. Newsletter Feb/March 2013 | Coal Action Network Aotearoa - 6 March 2013

    […] March: Meeting at Mangatawhiri for locals who want to oppose Fonterra’s proposed coal mine there (see story below). Speaker on […]

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