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Fonterra coal boiler decision “ridiculous”

Friday, 17 June 2016, 4:38 pm | Coal Action Network

The decision to let Fonterra build a massive, coal-fired boiler in South Canterbury is a blow for the climate and a sustainable future, and flies in the face of any regard for our grandchildren, Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) said today. More >>

Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert panel

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 10:52 am | Coal Action Network

31 May 2016 Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert review panel: Coal Action Network More >>

Fonterra should scrap both coal-fired burners

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 3:31 pm | Coal Action Network

That Fonterra has decided to scrap plans to build one of two coal-fired milk driers in South Canterbury is a good start, but the company could take a step further and cancel the entire project, Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) said today. More >>

Nearly 1 million more cows needed for Fonterra’s new factory

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 3:02 pm | Coal Action Network

Waimate-13 April 2016-- For Fonterra’s proposed new South Canterbury coal-fired milk drying plant to have enough milk to process, the local area would have to increase its dairy herd by up to nearly one million cows, a council hearing in Waimate was ... More >>

Fonterra uses more coal than Huntly coal-fired power station

Monday, 19 October 2015, 9:53 am | Coal Action Network

Fonterra is now the second largest user of coal in New Zealand, using more coal than the Huntly coal-fired power station, according to new research published today by Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). More >>

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 >>



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