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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 >>

Te Kuha Is First Conservation Test of New Government

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 8:45 am | Coal Action Network

The first test of whether there has been a real change in conservation policy will be the government’s decision on whether to allow a coal mining company to remove the mountaintop in a West Coast Conservation park, Coal Action Network Aotearoa said ... More >>

Fonterra pledges 13 more years of new coal boilers

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:35 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network (CANA) has awarded Fonterra half a tick for at least acknowledging the importance of reducing its huge coal use but describes its programme as “hardly ambitious”. More >>

Coal Action protest finishes

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:24 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa has ended its protest at the Fonterra Clandeboye dairy plant this morning, vowing to step up protests against the company until it quits coal. More >>

Protestors block second gate at Fonterra dairy factory

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:52 am | Coal Action Network

Climate change protestors have now blocked a second gate at Fonterra's Clandeboye dairy factory in South Canterbury this morning, in protest at the company's coal use. More >>

Grandmothers and farmers block Fonterra plant

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:51 am | Coal Action Network

Grandmothers and farmers block Fonterra plant 23 January 2017 Three grandmothers, a student and a farmer have this morning chained themselves to a gate to prevent coal being delivered to Fonterra’s Clandeboye dairy factory in South Canterbury. ... More >>

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 >>