50 000 marchers! That's what I'm talkin' bout NZ!
Huge protest says no to mining on conservation land
An estimated 50,000 marchers joined one of the biggest protests in Auckland for decades today, to give the Government a firm message to stay away from mining on conservation land.
After LYING about the valuation (using mining lobbyist guesses), after LYING about the area of land effected (it wasn't a couple of postcards on Eden Park it was over 100) and after inflating the return we will expect (it's only 1%) many NZers are disgusted by this Governments determination to mine in schedule 4 conservation land which will ruin our 100% clean green brand on a planet that increasingly values what we have.
Did the National Party take mining industry money? Is that why they are ramming this through because National TOLD the mining industry of their mining of National Parks intentions in 2006 but didn't the electorate in 2008.
What is driving this short term, ill thought out mining policy? Because the so called economic benefit evaporates once examined.