Shhhh - National are still LYING about mining
Govt mining figures 'misleading' - geologist
The Government is misleading the public with "made-up" figures of mineral wealth in national parks, an exploration geologist says. People have until May 4 to comment on a discussion document released this week by the Government. It suggests removing 7058 hectares of conservation land – on Great Barrier Island, the Coromandel Peninsula and part of the West Coast's Paparoa National Park – from schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act, which bans mining in conservation areas. The Government will spend $4 million investigating mineral-rich areas in other protected areas of the conservation estate, including an estimated $7 billion of "rare earth elements", gold, nickel and platinum in part of Stewart Island's Rakiura National Park. Wanaka-based consultant geologist Stephen Leary, who has worked in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Canada and South America, said he had read two of the Government's geological reports, which were "desktop" studies. The Stewart Island figure was "misleading" because it was "wildly optimistic" and had not been backed by exploration, he said. "The numbers they're throwing around, the value of the mineral wealth in Stewart Island and Great Barrier Island – it's basically just made up," Leary said.
Basically made up huh? This Government have made more lies about mining than any single issue (maybe National Standards would be a close second).The lies are difficult to keep up with...
Valuation - as has been pointed out, the valuations are all from corporate lobbyists and are simply bullshit.
What NZ actually gets - 1% is all we get back from these mining companies! National have underplayed this fact and over blown the supposed value.
1 post card on Eden Park - when in reality the size is 121 post cards, can't Gerry even get his lies to hide the size of mining operations correct?
Claiming Labour mined conservation land - Labour never mined schedule 4 land, they certainly allowed mining on DOC land, but they never greenlighted schedule 4 land, something National purposely don't tell people when they try to attack Labour's record.
Oh and since adopting this desire to destroy our conservation land, we have been attacked for destroying our 100% pure brand. Well done John Key, as our Tourism Minister you are brilliant!
Hows that change feeling folks? I'm getting a lot of feedback from people who voted for Key who are now furious with their decision and I think there's a real chance National could go in the next election.