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More coal jobs gone, still no transition plan

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 12:34 pm | Coal Action Network

With the news of 60 coal jobs going today in Huntly East Coal Mine, Coal Action Network Aotearoa called for the Government to urgently put time and effort into a national discussion on a Just Transition for workers from the failing coal industry. More >>

Fonterra finally admits its coal mine is “on hold”

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 11:56 am | Coal Action Network

Fonterra has just confirmed, in a letter to local residents, that its proposed mine at Mangatangi, in the Waikato, is “on hold” – confirming CANA’s claim earlier this year. More >>

The Field Trip to Failure

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:01 am | Coal Action Network

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the AusIMM, focuses on “promoting excellence across all professional disciplines through advocacy and provision of continuing professional development opportunities.” More >>

Time the Government saw the writing on the wall for coal

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 1:03 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today called for the Government to “get real” about the future of coal. More >>

NZ nears the end of coal-fired power: all eyes on Fonterra

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 11:21 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today welcomed Genesis Energy’s announcement that it will close its Huntly coal-fired power station – but noted that this would now bring close scrutiny onto the next biggest coal user: Fonterra. “The Genesis announcement ... More >>

Solid Energy a stranded asset – Coal Action Network

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 12:52 pm | Coal Action Network

Solid Energy is a stranded asset and the sooner the Government and the Labour Party realise this, the faster New Zealand can start seriously discussing a “Just Transition” away from fossil fuels, Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today. “Several commentators ... More >>

Real threat to security is Govt climate policy

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 4:54 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today congratulated the Greenpeace climbers on the roof of Parliament drawing attention to the lack of Government action on climate change. More >>

Coal is in a deep dark hole, let’s keep it there

Monday, 25 May 2015, 4:05 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa have been hearing rumblings about a new coal mine being developed just 10km from Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island of Aotearoa. Given that the rest of the world is moving away from mining coal, it seems ludicrous ... More >>

Laid-off Miners Deserve a Future

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 4:30 pm | Coal Action Network

The Government must step in to help the 113 mineworkers who’ve been dumped by Solid Energy today – and the communities around them – to begin a discussion about an alternative future for the West Coast that doesn’t rely on a boom and bust industry, ... More >>

Time for a new extractive industry on the West Coast

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 1:30 pm | Coal Action Network

There was a theme for this year’s May Day seminar at Blackball, up the river valley from Greymouth, and crucible for the formation of the mining unions: More >>

The future of coal is grim

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 2:32 pm | Coal Action Network

The future of coal is grim – but a transition to a better economy is underway: Jeanette Fitzsimons May 2, 2015-- The situation for the future of coal in New Zealand is getting increasingly grim by the day, and the Government must start looking at ... More >>

Fonterra Sneaks Round The Corner – Part 2

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 10:38 am | Coal Action Network

Jeanette Fitzsimons writes… Our recent post about Fonterra’s new coal mine seems to have provoked a flurry of denials from Fonterra and Solid Energy. Why so sensitive?Fonterra says their Mangatangi mine is not “on hold” but “deferred”. This is what ... More >>

Fonterra Sneaks Round The Corner

Friday, 27 February 2015, 12:39 pm | Coal Action Network

Fonterra’s subsidiary Glencoal has put its plans for an open cast mine on SH2 at Mangatangi on hold indefinitely. The local community is celebrating. They worked very hard with submissions on all the impacts of coal mining that you are allowed ... More >>

Heads in the Sand – strong message to NZ climate negotiators

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:27 am | Coal Action Network

Heads in the Sand events have been held at 12 beaches today from Ahipara to Invercargill, including events at four beaches in Auckland. Those taking part called on John Key and the New Zealand Government to take their heads out of the sand and treat climate ... More >>

Wellington Heads in the Sand: Climate Event

Sunday, 7 December 2014, 10:35 am | Coal Action Network

Wellingtonians will gather at Oriental Bay at 11:30am tomorrow, Sunday 7 December to literally put their heads in the sand in a mass visual event. More >>

Heads in the Sand, nationwide, Sunday 7 December

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:39 pm | Coal Action Network

On December 7, people at beaches across New Zealand will put their heads in the sand in a collective tribute to the Key Government’s lack of action on climate change, and its ongoing threats to the New Zealand environment from mining. More >>

Mining decision a tragedy for Denniston plateau

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 9:49 am | Coal Action Network

The news that Bathurst plans to start mining at Denniston on 1 July is a tragedy for the stunning ecology of the plateau, Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) said today. “Not only is this a tragedy for the beautiful plateau, it is also a tragedy ... More >>

Layoffs more evidence coal won’t provide secure jobs

Friday, 6 June 2014, 1:24 pm | Coal Action Network

Further layoffs expected today at Solid Energy’s Stockton mine are a warning that coal cannot be relied on for community prosperity and jobs says Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). More >>

Coal mining brings no prosperity to communities

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 9:42 am | Coal Action Network

Wellington – 22 May 2014-- Coal mining and poor communities go hand in hand in New Zealand, according to new research by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa. New Zealand’s coal mining communities generally have fewer full time jobs and lower per capita ... More >>

Dunedin City Council dumps fossil fuels - reaction

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 11:57 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network today congratulated the Dunedin City Council for dumping its fossil fuel investments because of climate change, warning that investments like Westpac Bank’s loans supporting coal mines in NZ will be coming under increasing ... More >>



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