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Art Exhibition and Auction

Monday, 27 November 2006, 11:21 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

*Artists and activists, with a desire to express their dissatisfaction with the environmental destruction being caused by coal mining on the West Coast, have combined to exhibit and auction artworks in support of the campaign at the "Save Happy Valley" ... More >>

State-owned enterprise killing kiwi

Friday, 17 November 2006, 2:36 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Despite findings that kiwi could be extinct on the mainland within twenty years, state-owned coal miner Solid Energy continues to hunt, kill and possess kiwi in one of their natural strongholds, the Stockton plateau, and plan to kill more if they ... More >>

Snail death belittles transfer plan

Friday, 8 September 2006, 11:12 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The Save Happy Valley Coalition is appalled by the first death of a captive Powelliphanta "Augustus" snail – living in a fridge because of state-owned coal company Solid Energy's mining operations. More >>

Happy Valley Activists to Appear in Court

Friday, 25 August 2006, 9:45 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Three Save Happy Valley activists will appear in the Christchurch District Court at 10am this morning to defend their choice to take action to save a pristine ecosystem from destruction. More >>

Elder's Greenwash Not Sustainable

Wednesday, 23 August 2006, 10:33 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Members of Save Happy Valley Christchurch called Solid Energy CEO Don Elder to account last night at the annual Hopkins lecture where he had the arrogance to speak on "The Economy and Energy: are both sustainable?" More >>

Climate Polluter's Bogus Sustainability

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 10:53 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

SAVE HAPPY VALLEY CHRISTCHURCH In using a Chief Executive from one of the most polluting and unsustainable industries to present the annual Hopkins Lecture, the University of Canterbury and IPENZ, the professional engineers' body, are being socially irresponsible, ... More >>

Coal miner breaches permit in rush to extinction

Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 5:19 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The Save Happy Valley Coalition is horrified that Solid Energy is rushing the critically endangered native land snail Powelliphanta "Augustus" out of its wild habitat and into the fridge in Hokitika More >>

6 Mnth Occupation: Valley Declared Autonomous Zone

Friday, 28 July 2006, 1:30 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The occupation of Happy Valley, on the West Coast, turns six months today. The Save Happy Valley Coalition, which has been blocking Solid Energy's attempts to turn the Valley into an open-cast coal mine, has commemorated the anniversary by declaring ... More >>

Snails go back to court

Friday, 30 June 2006, 3:50 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Save Happy Valley Coalition Incorporated announced today that it will go to the Environment Court to save the last remaining 5 hectares of habitat of the critically endangered giant land snail *Powelliphanta* "Augustus" from Solid Energy's Stockton mine. More >>

High school students say NO to species extinction

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 10:25 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

High school students in Christchurch are marching to demand the protection of an endangered snail species, presently facing extinction if state owned coal company Solid Energy goes ahead with mining its habitat in the coming weeks. More >>

Biodiversity Day actions to save snails

Monday, 22 May 2006, 9:31 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The Save Happy Valley Coalition will today take action across the country to mark International Day for Biodiversity, and launch a petition to demand that Powelliphanta "augustus," an endangered snail species, be protected from extinction. More >>

Environmentalists, MP call for snail's protection

Sunday, 16 April 2006, 2:44 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Save Happy Valley members and Green MP Metiria Turei have spent their Easter Holiday tramping to the Stockton Plateau on the West Coast to show solidarity with a species of endangered giant land snail which is threatened by the coal mining activities ... More >>

Solid Energy Misleading Public

Thursday, 13 April 2006, 4:46 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Solid Energy is continuing to mislead the public and the Government, simply to make a few extra dollars of profit at the expense of the extinction of one of New Zealand's ancient taonga, the native land snail Powelliphanta augustus. More >>

Carter signs off on species extinction

Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 1:55 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The Save Happy Valley Coalition is appalled at Chris Carter's decision to allow Solid Energy to move almost the entire population of Powelliphanta "Augustus" snails from their home on Mt Augustus. In doing so, he has signed a warrant for the ... More >>

Protests Outside Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 10:17 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Today coal industry lobby group Coal Representatives Against Progressive Policy (CRAPP) protested against the 'Climate Change and Governance' conference, held at Te Papa. More >>

Green Supporters Join Happy Valley Occupation

Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 9:54 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Twenty-two members of the Green Party, of various ages, walked into Happy Valley for the weekend to show their support to members of the indefinite occupation. More >>

Call on Conservation Minister to protect species

Tuesday, 28 February 2006, 11:54 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Save Happy Valley is calling on the Minister of Conservation not to succumb to any further misleading claims from Solid Energy regarding lost revenue and jobs. More >>

Call for Conservation Minister to Protect Snail

Friday, 24 February 2006, 3:04 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The Save Happy Valley Coalition has strengthened its call to the Minister of Conservation to save an endangered carnivorous land snail from extinction. A live snail was recently found during mining operations on a part of the Mt Augustus ridgeline where state ... More >>

Save Happy Valley Members in Court

Tuesday, 21 February 2006, 1:07 pm | Save Happy Valley Campaign

Four members of the Save Happy Valley Coalition appear in the Christchurch District Court this Wednesday. Two face sentencing at 9.15am for their train blockade action against Solid Energy's proposed Cypress Mine. The three activists who demonstrated ... More >>

Save Happy Valley Members Arrested: Rooftop Demo

Thursday, 16 February 2006, 10:16 am | Save Happy Valley Campaign

The Save Happy Valley Coalition members who were protesting on Solid Energy's rooftop this morning have been removed and arrested by about twelve members of the Team Policing Unit. The Police smashed a hole in a door with a sledgehammer to access the four ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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