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Society disappointed with Holcim Decision

Monday, 11 February 2008, 12:07 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today the proposed Holcim Cement Plant at Weston, just outside of Oamaru, was granted consent - subject to some fairly stringent operating conditions. More >>

Society applies for Environment Court declaration

Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 9:39 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society, Inc has applied to the Environment Court for four declarations on key matters related to the Holcim resource consent application to construct a cement plant at Weston, just outside Oamaru. More >>

Holcim’s economic arguments do not stack up

Tuesday, 29 May 2007, 11:07 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Holcim’s economic arguments on the benefits of the proposal can be reduced to three key points, jobs, jobs and jobs. Such a simple argument may be appropriate for the developing world – where Holcim normally operates – but not for New Zealand, ... More >>

Holcim’s application omits key details

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 12:03 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

The application filed by Holcim on April 20 to construct a cement plant at Weston, just outside of Oamaru, still omits many of the key details the community needs to make an informed decision. More >>

Holcim blocks community view of cement plant

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 9:47 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

It is time Holcim stopped lying on the ball. In making their application to build a cement plant at Weston, just outside of Oamaru, Holcim said they would make ensure that locals had access to the full application and technical reports, and would be ... More >>

Cement plant puts quality of life at risk

Friday, 20 April 2007, 12:51 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

The notification of Holcim’s application for a cement plant at Weston sets up May and June as a critical two months for the future of the Waiareka Valley and Oamaru. More >>

Holcim Ngapara coal plan risks local environment

Monday, 2 April 2007, 10:04 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Holcim’s latest information sheet has finally revealed the extraordinary scope of what Holcim is proposing in the Waiareka Valley. This is much more than a cement plant in Weston. With a large open cast coal mine in Ngapara and a large sand pit ... More >>

Marsden B an inconvenient truth for Holcim to face

Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 4:54 pm | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today Rodney Jones, Spokesman for the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society commented: Mighty River Power’s decision not to proceed with Marsden B is an inconvenient truth that Holcim (NZ) Ltd must face. With Mighty River Power scrapping their proposed ... More >>

Society calls on Holcim

Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 11:20 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today Rodney Jones the spokesman of the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society called on Holcim to come clean on the significant climate change impacts associated with the proposed Holcim cement plant at Weston, just outside of Oamaru. More >>

Holcim putting aesthetics before pollution control

Monday, 29 January 2007, 12:21 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Rodney Jones, spokesman for the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society commented today: “The latest photomontages reveal that Holcim is placing aesthetics before pollution control in the design of the plant. The priority seems to be in minimizing direct ... More >>

Info sheet released, frustration at lack of data

Friday, 12 January 2007, 10:27 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society released its first information sheet, which outlined up to 10 adverse effects through which Holcim’s proposed cement plant in Weston will irreparably damage the local community and environment. These ... More >>

Society more concerned after release of data

Wednesday, 27 December 2006, 11:06 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Rodney Jones, spokesman for the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society, commented today: “The Society has carefully examined the limited additional data and comments that Holcim released on their Weston Cement Plant. We hope to receive more complete data ... More >>

The Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 3:23 pm | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

The Society calls upon Holcim to fly helium balloons from their proposed site on Weston-Ngapara Rd to enable people to see the height and mass of the cement plant. More >>

Call for Holcim to engage in dialogue on emissions

Monday, 18 December 2006, 1:38 pm | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today Dr Rodwell, Chairman of the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society, commented that: “To our surprise Holcim continues to avoid meaningful dialogue, and instead persists in making baseless accusations via the media. On Saturday Holcim took the ... More >>

Acid rain is a scientific reality

Saturday, 16 December 2006, 1:57 pm | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

It is time for Holcim to front up and admit to the health and environmental risks associated with a large cement plant. More >>

Acid rain from cement plant threat to Oamaru

Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 10:39 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

Today the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society held its first public meeting in Weston where the Society spokesman Rodney Jones presented what information the group had collected so far on the impact of Holcim’s planned cement plant at Weston. More >>

Calls for Holcim to release emission data

Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 9:48 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

The Waiareka Valley Preservation Society held it’s first meeting on Sunday and was delighted by both the attendance, and level of concern expressed about the future of the Valley should Holcim’s cement plant at Weston be granted resource consent. ... More >>

Society to oppose Holcim's cement plant at Weston

Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 9:46 am | Waiareka Valley Preservation Society

A group of concerned residents have formed the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society to oppose Holcim's intended cement plant at Weston, on the outskirts of Oamaru. Holcim is proposing an one million metric tonne cement plant at Weston. This will be by ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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