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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 >>

Westpac customers switch to cleaner banks

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:17 pm | Coal Action Network

Scores of Westpac customers across New Zealand will be closing their accounts in the next few days, in response to the bank’s continued financing of Bathurst Resources, enabling their planned new coal mine on the Denniston Plateau. Around 160 customers ... More >>

What agreement did the Government make with Indian coal inte

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 4:52 pm | Coal Action Network

Statements made in Indian media by Indian Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma after he met with Energy Minister Simon Bridges on 30 January indicate a clear expectation of some kind of deal between the two Governments on coal, said the Coal Action Network ... More >>

Minister should halt Denniston Plateau mining

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 12:57 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today called on the Minister of Conservation, Nick Smith, to not issue Bathurst Resources the DOC consent it needs to enter and operate its planned mine on the Denniston Plateau, in light of the company’s terrible financial ... More >>

Groups call on public to dump Westpac for funding coal mine

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:02 pm | Coal Action Network

The campaign against Westpac bank’s financial interest in mining on the Denniston Plateau stepped up a notch today when Coal Action Network Aotearoa and 350 Aotearoa launched their “Make The Switch” campaign encouraging people to dump their Westpac ... More >>

Call on Westpac to stop financing climate change

Monday, 2 December 2013, 11:43 am | Coal Action Network

Westpac banks right across New Zealand will be the focus of a week of action this week, calling on the bank to stop funding Bathurst Resources’ bid to mine the Denniston Plateau. More >>

Campaign to Save Denniston Not Over

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 10:53 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa's Tim Jones says the campaign to save the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau is not over, even though Forest and Bird have decided not to appeal an Environment Court ruling signing off on a planned coal mine on the plateau. More >>

As Court approves Denniston mine, all eyes on Westpac

Friday, 25 October 2013, 2:40 pm | Coal Action Network

In the wake of the Environment Court’s approval of Bathurst’s opencast mine on the beautiful Denniston plateau, 350 Aotearoa and Coal Action Network Aotearoa today renewed their call for Westpac Bank to drop its support for the mine. More >>

Southland coal looks set to stay in the hole

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 12:04 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal activists are cheering today at the news that Solid Energy and GLT Ltd are mothballing the lignite briquette plant in Mataura, Southland, and said they were confident that a final decision later this month would shut it for good. More >>

Westpac Must Stop Funding Climate Chaos and Dump Denniston

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 2:52 pm | Coal Action Network

Today 350 Aotearoa and Coal Action Network Aotearoa launched a nationwide campaign demanding that Westpac withdraw its financial support for Bathurst Resources, the company that plans to mine the Denniston Plateau. More >>

Starve coalminers of cash, say anti-coal campaigners

Monday, 23 September 2013, 11:52 am | Coal Action Network

Campaigners against Bathurst Resources' proposed coalmine on the Denniston Plateau, a beautiful and biodiverse part of the West Coast, are putting pressure on the banks and other financial institutions that fund the company to withdraw their funding. More >>