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Images: Protest & Counter Protest At Parliament

Images: Protest & Counter Protest Outside Parliament

Yesterday West Coasters crossed the Cook Strait and converged on Parliament to protest Conservation Minister Sandra Lee’s decision to veto consent for Australian mining company GRD Macraes to extend a hard rock gold mining proposal on conservation land at Reefton. Environmental groups organised a counter protest in support of Sandra Lee’s decision.


A Coaster steps out of the mists of time


Coasters petition Parliament


West Coast Tasman MP Damien O’Connor in the thick of it


Coasters consider the options


A greenie shows it can be done


Straight talker says it loud with a scowl


Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons on the steps


Environmentalists throw their hand in with Lee


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