Labour Day (28 October) Protest against coal mining at Mangatawhiri

22 Oct

Looking for something fun, worthwhile, altruistic, artistically creative, and political, to do on the last day of Labour Weekend? Undecided what to do? Sad at the damage climate change is doing to our world?

Following on from our highly successful protests at Easter and Queens Birthday Weekend seen by around 2000 vehicles, we are returning to Mangatawhiri for an encore.

Why not join the fight against the number 1 preventable cause of global greenhouse gas emissions, coal?

This holiday Monday 28 October, starting at 1.30pm (set up from 1pm)

Meet for a roadside rally against Fonterra’s proposed new coal mine.


Auckland Coal Action is calling for the public to rally to protest Fonterra’s proposed new coal mine.

On the Auckland-bound side of State Highway 2 next to the site of the proposed new coal mine on the Mangatawhiri straight.

Meet after 1pm for roadside protest at the corner of Homestead Road (motorway overbridge) and Bell Road.


Coming from Auckland you will need to take the Mangatawhiri exit from State Highway 2 onto Mangatawhiri Road (incorrectly shown as Mangatangi Rd on Google Maps).

Coming from East, you will need to take the Golf Road exit.

Click here for a map of the area:

What should I bring?

Bring your own banners and signs stating your opposition to climate change, and coal mining. Warm clothing is advised.

Some suggested messages:

  • No New Coal Mines
  • Coal Cooks the Climate
  • Back Off Fonterra
  • Use Wood Waste Fonterra
  • Coal Causes Drought
  • Coal = Climate Chaos = Drought
  • Coal Dried Milk = Climate Dried Paddocks
  • Coal Free Mangatawhiri

Or, invent your very own personal climate change message to present to the public and Fonterra.

What will I do?
There will be lots of returning holiday crowds for you to interact with, Bored out of their minds sitting in the traffic and interested by anything you do, to bring attention to the danger of coal to the environment.

Can anyone come?
Yes. If you are returning from your holiday why not stop and join the rally? You will only be stuck in traffic anyway!

Support the campaign against new coal mines!
Contact Geoff 09 528 9450, 027 384 7927 or Pat 09 296 8538, 021 066 9009

our sign from state highway 2 at Mangatawhiri

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