Tue, 08 May 2012 4:34p.m.
A handful of activists staged a small, but symbolic protest on one of Wellington's busiest pieces of real estate this afternoon.
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11/05/2012 4:55:20 p.m.
Coal mining, oh no not in our back yard, yet we want the steel this type of coal is utilised for to produce (no other viable way). We want the airplanes/ships/buses for tourists to come. Unbelievable. If you think coal mining should be abolished try going without steel in your life. Possums do far more damage to our bush than mining, make the miners pay towards that.
8/05/2012 11:31:44 p.m.
Rob Edward wrote:
I would say quite a few have but it makes no difference whether someone protesting the intended mining has been to the area or not JR. I have been there many times but did not protest, I should as I know only too well how great the area is and how much will be destroyed by our "Primary Industries". Coal mining belongs to the infancy of our society. We must say farewell to it and like all good farewells it should not be protracted.
8/05/2012 9:39:20 p.m.
One wonders just how many of these protesters have even set foot on the Denniston Plateau, or is this just another protest for the sake of protest. Anti mining, forestry, farming, I guess its pretty easy to loose focus of what part primary industry plays in a society that believes we can survive solely on social networking and urban savvy.
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