Labour Weekend Monday protest against Fonterra’s proposed coal mine at Mangatawhiri

11 Oct

Fonterra’s new coal mine at Mangatawhiri is more than a year behind schedule and Auckland Coal Action has heard that Fonterra may further defer opening it.

While Auckland Coal Action welcomes the deferral, we say Fonterra should make it permanent and start switching their boilers to renewable, environmentally-friendly biomass sources such as wood waste.

This Labour Weekend Monday we will be back at  Mangatawhiri (only 45 minutes from the CBD) to make thousands of motorists returning to Auckland aware of the mine and increase pressure on Fonterra to keep it closed and clean up their act.


Labour Weekend Monday 27 October, starting at 2pm

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

Auckland Coal Action is calling for the public to join us 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 2pm 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.


What should I bring?

Sunblock, something to drink, rain gear and warm clothes. Check this website for updates.

We have heaps of large banners for you to hold up.

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 Pat 021 066-9009 or Geoff (09)5289450 for carpooling / transport options.

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