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Labour Weekend Monday protest against Fonterra’s proposed coal mine at Mangatawhiri

11 Oct

Fonterra’s new coal mine at Mangatawhiri is more than a year behind schedule and Auckland Coal Action has heard that Fonterra may further defer opening it.

While Auckland Coal Action welcomes the deferral, we say Fonterra should make it permanent and start switching their boilers to renewable, environmentally-friendly biomass sources such as wood waste.

This Labour Weekend 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?

Labour Weekend Monday 27 October, starting at 2pm

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.

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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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photos from Auckland Anniversary Day protest

29 Jan

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Auckland Anniversary Day protest against new coal mine at Mangatawhiri

22 Jan

Looking for something fun, worthwhile, altruistic, artistically creative, and political, to do on the last day of Labour Weekend? Undecided what to do? Sad at the damage climate change is doing to our world?

Following on from our highly successful protests at EasterQueens Birthday Weekend and Labour Day seen by thousands of vehicles, we are returning to Mangatawhiri for an encore.

Why not join the fight against the number one preventable cause of global greenhouse gas emissions, coal?

When?
Auckland Anniversary day Monday 27 Jan, 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 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 3pm 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!

for car pooling contact Pat 09 2968538 mob 0210669009

Labour Day Protest at Mangatawhiri

30 Oct

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Auckland Coal Action’s Labour Day protest against Fonterra’s proposed new mine at Mangatawhiri was well attended, with almost 30 protestors seen by thousands of cars.

Aucklanders returning home from the long weekend got the message loud and clear: no new coal mines!

Fonterra must switch to wood waste ASAP !

 

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Labour Day (28 October) protest against new coal mine at Mangatawhiri

23 Oct

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Labour Day (28 October) Protest against coal mining at Mangatawhiri

22 Oct

Looking for something fun, worthwhile, altruistic, artistically creative, and political, to do on the last day of Labour Weekend? Undecided what to do? Sad at the damage climate change is doing to our world?

Following on from our highly successful protests at Easter and Queens Birthday Weekend seen by around 2000 vehicles, we are returning to Mangatawhiri for an encore.

Why not join the fight against the number 1 preventable cause of global greenhouse gas emissions, coal?

When?
This holiday Monday 28 October, starting at 1.30pm (set up from 1pm)

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

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Who?
Auckland Coal Action is calling for the public 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 1pm for roadside protest at the corner of Homestead Road (motorway overbridge) and Bell Road.

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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.

Click here for a map of the area: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/waikato/mangatawhiri/bell+road/#c/-37.221375/175.148721/15/

What should I bring?

Bring your own banners and signs stating your opposition to climate change, and coal mining. Warm clothing is advised.

Some suggested messages:

  • No New Coal Mines
  • Coal Cooks the Climate
  • Back Off Fonterra
  • Use Wood Waste Fonterra
  • Coal Causes Drought
  • Coal = Climate Chaos = Drought
  • Coal Dried Milk = Climate Dried Paddocks
  • Coal Free Mangatawhiri

Or, invent your very own personal climate change message to present to the public and Fonterra.

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 Geoff 09 528 9450, 027 384 7927 or Pat 09 296 8538, 021 066 9009

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our sign from state highway 2 at Mangatawhiri

Protest at Fonterra HQ in Auckland Wednesday

15 Oct

FonterraHQProtestAuckland Coal Action will be meeting 4.00 pm this Wednesday 16th, outside the main entrance to the Maidment Theatre, Auckland University Quad, Alfred St to deliver wood chips to Fonterra’s Headquarters in Princes St to protest the likely approval of Fonterra’s new mine at Mangatangi, 50km south of Auckland.

Coal is one of the dirtiest fossil fuels and leading climate scientists have stated that coal usage must be phased out as soon as possible in order to prevent catastrophic global warming.

Fonterra plans to open a new mine to continue supplying coal to its existing operations in the Waikato, even though wood waste is a viable alternative.

Fonterra and other companies have sat on their hands for twenty years and the need for action is now extremely urgent.

Join us to deliver the message: Fonterra must commit to wood waste now!

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