Update Waikato coal mining protests
In a second protest today, after greeting mining conference delegates at Rotowaro mine near Huntl
y, a group of around 30 people met the miners at a second Waikato mine at Maramarua, blocking the main entrance, forcing
them to go up the road into another entrance.
“For the last three days, delegates from this year’s mining conference have been under no illusion about the public’s
attitude to destructuve gold and coal mining, destroying conservation land and causing clinate change,” said Peter
Whitmore of Auckland Coal Action.
The police turned yp to the peaceful protest, then left.