Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Activists Deliver A Message To Mining Lobby Straterra As Mining Lobby Cancels Conference

Activists disrupted the work of mining advocates Straterra this morning by dumping buckets of coal in their central city Wellignton offices.

This was salt in the wound for Straterra, as the mining lobbyists have just cancelled their annual conference due to the direct action planned by the Stop the Mineral coalition.

“Straterra was organising next week’s Mineral’s Forum in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa,” says Climate Justice Wellington spokesperson.

“Coal miners Bathurst Resources are the main sponsors.”

“Straterra lobbies to open access for more mining in New Zealand including coal, oil and gas. We are facing a climate and ecological crisis and Straterra continue to advocate for business as usual. It's an extractive model, privatising profit, socialising losses - and using the biosphere as a dumping ground. It’s time for a regenerative economy.”

“Straterra and its member continue to lobby to delay meaningful action on climate change.”

“But people have the power to disrupt their business as usual and remove their social license to operate, as demonstrated today .”

"We were delighted to hear this afternoon that the Minerals Forum has been cancelled because of the hard work of activists."

"Stop the Minerals forum Coalition encourages people to still come to Hamilton and join a nonviolent action in support of climate justice next Tuesday (October 13th). We know that people power works - when we stand united and unwavering in our opposition, we can bring real change.”

“We want to acknowledge all of the hard work of climate activists around Aotearoa and the world who have worked relentlessly to stop climate destruction. The momentum and movement for climate justice just keeps growing stronger.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Worksafe’s Whakaari/White Island Prosecutions Are Good News

Somewhere in Heaven, Helen Kelly must be smiling about Worksafe’s criminal prosecution of 10 firms and three individuals for their roles in the lead up to the Whakaari /White Island tragedy. In tandem with the subsequent coronial inquest, these court proceedings will hopefully culminate in the creation ( finally!) of a central agency to regulate the adventure tourism sector and improve public safety on matters like risk assessment, safety guidelines, inspection, enforcement and injury reporting... More>>

 

UN SDG: A Greener, Cleaner, Brighter Future

'The world has a high fever and is burning up. Climate disruption is daily news – from devastating wildfires to record floods. The damage to people and the environment is immense and growing.' - UN Secretary-General António Guterres ... More>>

ALSO:

Carbon Neutral Policy: Gov Declares Climate Emergency

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. More>>

ALSO:

Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>

ALSO:

Tax: Government Fulfils Election Undertaking On New Top Tax Rate

The Government will today keep its election promise to put in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. More>>

ALSO:

Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels