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Coal Action Network On Government Emissions Reduction Plan: Where’s The Plan?

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:58 am | Coal Action Network

  “We’re disappointed and frustrated at the lack of urgency in the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document,” said Tim Jones of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, the national group campaigning for an end to coal mining ... More >>

Nationwide Movement Builds Against Fonterra’s “perfect Storm” Of Pollution

Friday, 28 May 2021, 12:44 pm | Coal Action Network

  Auckland, 28 May 2021 -- A widespread protest movement is building against Fonterra for the damage it is wreaking on environmental and human health, with three protests being held today in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. Two protests are being ... More >>

Govt Coal Boiler Ban Welcome, But Leaves Door Open For Gas, Favours Fonterra

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:43 am | Coal Action Network

The Government’s latest efforts to tackle emissions from coal are not the kind of bold action required to get New Zealand onto a net zero emissions pathway, and disappointingly leaves the door open for gas, says Coal Action Network Aotearoa. ... More >>

Young Climate Change Activists Recognised By Inaugural Jeanette Fitzsimons Award, On The Anniversary Of Her Death

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:59 pm | Coal Action Network

Two youth environmental organisations are the first recipients of the inaugural Jeanette Fitzsimons Climate Action Grants, announced this week to mark the first anniversary of her death on March 5, 2020. Following the death of the iconic activist, ... More >>

Bathurst To Close Canterbury Coal Mine: All Eyes Now On Fonterra

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 1:49 pm | Coal Action Network

  The news today that Bathurst Resources is to close its Canterbury Coal mine at Coalgate is a wakeup call for Fonterra, whose Darfield plant down the road runs two coal boilers, says Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). This could spell ... More >>

Fonterra Needs To Get Cracking On Quitting Coal: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 4:21 pm | Coal Action Network

New Zealand’s second-largest coal user, Fonterra - and the rest of the dairy industry - will have to shift up a gear in getting out of coal to meet the recommendations by the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today, ... More >>

Land Protectors Stop Coal In Its Tracks

Saturday, 5 December 2020, 8:29 am | Coal Action Network

At 7.30 am this morning "land protectors" disrupted & locked themselves to the railway tracks outside the Dunedin Railway station to stop the daily coal train running from Bathurst Resources’ Takitimu mine in Southland to Fonterra’s ... More >>

Fonterra Should Be Ashamed Of Causing Coal Mine Expansion: Support For Activists

Monday, 28 September 2020, 10:02 am | Coal Action Network

Bathurst Resource’s planned extension of its Canterbury coal mine, shut down by protesters this morning, is proof that dairy companies like Fonterra are not moving out of coal fast enough, says Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). Early this morning ... More >>

Government Plan To Replace Coal Use Welcomed, But Concerns Remain

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 4:06 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today gave a cautious welcome to the Government's announcement of a $70 million investment to increase electrification of industrial and process heat in the lower South Island. "Continued mining and burning of coal and other ... More >>

Three Cheers For Kiwibank - But Not So Much For Shane Jones

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 11:52 am | Coal Action Network

Kiwibank’s recognition that coal is too dirty to invest in was today welcomed by Coal Action Network Aotearoa, as a huge victory for climate change activism in New Zealand. “Three cheers for Kiwibank, and for all its customers who urged them ... More >>

The End Of Tiwai Pt Could Open Huge Opportunities For NZ

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 1:51 pm | Coal Action Network

The announced closure of Tiwai Point is welcome news for the clean energy future of New Zealand, and presents huge opportunities in areas such as electrifying transport and developing new, high-tech industries, Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today. ... More >>

New Canterbury coal mine will have a fight on its hands

Monday, 30 September 2019, 5:38 pm | Coal Action Network

If a coal miner - today given a green light to purchase sensitive Canterbury land for its coal - thinks it will be able to build a new coal mine, it will face serious opposition, Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today. The OIO has today given clearance ... More >>

Coal group welcomes Fonterra's coal exit

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 11:49 am | Coal Action Network

18 July 2019-- Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) today welcomed Fonterra’s commitment to build no new coal plants, a “no brainer” for the climate crisis the world faces. The group has been urging this transition for six years now and says it is ... More >>

Fonterra puts coal on a spin cycle

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 11:34 am | Coal Action Network

We appear to have forced Fonterra into defending its coal use . They’ve got a new page on their website that’s all about coal. More >>

A 1.5degreeC warming pathway means coal has to go

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:04 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today welcomed the Government’s proposed climate change bill that recognises the need for the world to keep warming to 1.5degC, warning that this means coal has to go. More >>

New climate report a wakeup call for all governments

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:23 pm | Coal Action Network

The IPCC report on 1.5C should be a wake-up call for the government as it negotiates the Zero Carbon Act with the opposition, says Coal Action Network Aotearoa. More >>

Update Waikato coal mining protests

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 3:05 pm | Coal Action Network

2pm update In a second protest today, after greeting mining conference delegates at Rotowaro mine near Huntl y, a group of around 30 people met the miners at a second Waikato mine at Maramarua, blocking the main entrance, forcing them to go up the ... More >>

Protesters greet mining conference field trip

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 12:17 pm | Coal Action Network

Protesters greet mining conference field trip, demanding rapid phase-out of coal Protesters today greeted mining conference delegates on their field trip to the North Island’s largest coal mine near Huntly calling for New Zealand to rapidly phase ... More >>

Te Kuha protection a victory for the people, climate change

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:20 pm | Coal Action Network

Te Kuha protection a “victory for the people, climate change, and great spotted kiwi" The decision to protect a section of the West Coast’s Mt Rochfort Conservation area from becoming a coal mine - announced today by the Government - will come as ... More >>

Not too late for Govt to say no to mining DOC land

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:17 am | Coal Action Network

19 December 2017-- Contrary to what the Government has implied today, it's not too late to say no to the Te Kuha opencast mine on the West Coast, Coal Action Network said today. More >>