Auckland Anniversary Monday protest 3pm against reopening of coal mine at Mangatawhiri

24 Jan

Fonterra has indefinitely deferred opening of it’s new coal mine at Mangatawhiri, however we believe it plans to purchase coal from Solid Energy’s nearby Kopako coal mine, currently closed but soon to reopen thanks to Fonterra.

Auckland Coal Action says Fonterra should start switching their boilers to renewable, environmentally-friendly biomass sources such as wood waste.

This Auckland Anniversary Monday we will be back at  Mangatawhiri (only 45 minutes from the CBD) to make thousands of motorists returning to Auckland aware of the mine and increase pressure on Fonterra to keep it closed and clean up their act.

When?

Auckland Anniversary Monday 26 January, starting at 3pm

What?
Meet for a roadside rally against Fonterra’s proposed new coal mine.

Who?
Auckland Coal Action is calling for the public to join us to rally to protest Fonterra’s proposed new coal mine.

Where?
On the Auckland-bound side of State Highway 2 next to the site of the proposed new coal mine on the Mangatawhiri straight.

Meet after 2pm for roadside protest at the corner of Homestead Road (motorway overbridge) and Bell Road.

Coming from Auckland you will need to take the Mangatawhiri exit from State Highway 2 onto Mangatawhiri Road (incorrectly shown as Mangatangi Rd on Google Maps).

Coming from East, you will need to take the Golf Road exit.

meeting-points

What should I bring?

Sunblock, something to drink, rain gear and warm clothes. Check this website for updates.

We have heaps of large banners for you to hold up.

What will I do?

There will be lots of returning holiday crowds for you to interact with, Bored out of their minds sitting in the traffic and interested by anything you do, to bring attention to the danger of coal to the environment.

Can anyone come?
Yes. If you are returning from your holiday why not stop and join the rally? You will only be stuck in traffic anyway!

Support the campaign against new coal mines!

Contact Pat 021 066-9009 or Geoff (09)5289450 for carpooling / transport options.

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