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Fonterra says it will quit coal, but when?

24 May

Click below to download our leaflet.

Congratulations Fonterra

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Kopako 1 mine inspection

26 Jun

Images from Auckland Coal Action’s inspection of the Kopako 1 mine, near Maramarua.

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Exciting announcement from Fonterra at Field Days

13 Jun

Happening now: Visitors to the Mystery Creek Fielddays are being greeted today with 2,000 fliers announcing Fonterra’s plan to convert all its coal fired boilers to run on “fuel for the future” – wood chip. The material is waste from forestry operations and there are huge quantities in NZ forests which can be harvested, dried and chipped creating hundreds of jobs. Each flier is attached to a small bag of wood chip.

If New Zealand is to do its fair share on climate Fonterra must stop burning coal, the biggest contributor to climate change. Auckland Coal Action has been trying to have a conversation with Fonterra about cleaning up its boilers but so far they are not listening. We hope Fielddays visitors will have that conversation too, at the Fonterra tent.

Watch this site for developments during the day!

Fonterra fuel for the future

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

23 Oct

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The road to Mangatangi is paved with… opposition to coal

27 Aug

People attending resource consent hearings for a new coal mine at Mangatawhiri (called Mangatangi Mine), will have to drive past a gallery of messages opposing the mine.

Properties along the highway through Mangatawhiri and neighbouring Mangatangi have the following signs on display expressing local feeling at the prospect of an open cast mine in their area.

The proposed mine is intended to supply three Fonterra milk processing plants.

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Update 5 September 2013:

The council has now demanded that signs be removed, but the locals are standing their ground. Click to read the Waikato Times article below.

Waikato Times article

Click to read this article from the Waikato Times.

 

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Download our Mangatawhiri mine leaflet

4 Mar

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Click on this link and find out how to make a submission against the Mangatangi Mine at Mangatawhiri.