Media July 2010 & before

News and comment on the Government backdown and our stunning victory here
Our Press Release 20 July Watchdog Wary over Govt Mining Capitulation
Press Release 21 July — Half Coromandel Saved — Time to Save the Other Half
Radio NZ Morning Report 20 July Watchdog Reaction
Radio NZ Checkpoint 20 July Watchdog still wary
Radio NZ Morning Report 21 July Watchdog Celebrates
Gordon Campbell A smashing victory for the Public
NZ Herald 21 July Political Risk too Great
Editorial Dom Post 21 July From Step Change to Giant U-Turn
Government Press Release
Forest and Bird
Business Wire Total backdown on Schedule 4 mining
NZ Herald Editorial 21 July — Govt Mining Stance Fatally Flawed
WWF thanks green groups
John Armstrong NZ Herald Better to Bury Failure than Risk Defeat
Energy and Environment – Anatomy of a Political Defeat
Cartoon Emmerson
Newmont Reaction …. feel the anger and frustration !
NZ Herald 22 July — Joint sign-off on DoC land worries green groups
Waikato Times Mining ‘war’ is not over 20 July
Schedule 4: So what do the Nats stand for now? Tim Watkin 21 July
Celsias Mixed Mining Messages 21 July
TV3 Spoof on John Key’s Mandate to Mine other conservation land
TV3 21 July — Mining-conservation-land-still-on-the-Govts-agenda
Newmont Gold still angry and frustrated 23 July 2010
TV 1 22 July – Govt Still Ignoring Public on Mining

More news here

Coromandel MP Goudie says mining no problem 17/02/2010

TV ONE News Outrage over plans to mine conservation land. 10/02/2010

Mining Conservation Land No Economic Solution ECO media statement. 10/02/2010 Outrage as Key signals national park mining 10/02/2010

Waikato Times Anti-mining talk of war 10/02/2010

Greenpeace Warns of Mining Backlash 10/02/2010

Mining giant gains permit; 14/10/2009; By NAOMI ARNOLD – The Nelson Mail

Mining foes set for battle; 09/10/2009; By JEFF NEEMS – Waikato Times

Schedule 4 Coromandel Conservation land

Green light to clean up toxic mine; 07/10/2009; By STEVE EDWARDS – Piako Post

Gary Taylor: Reopening door to miners ignores history; 14/09/2009; By Gary Taylor – NZ Herald

‘Mining scars can be avoided’; 01/09/2009; By COLIN ESPINER – Political editor – The Press

PM talks of ‘surgical mining’; 01/09/2009

Mining the Crown jewels; 31/08/2009; by Claire Browning – Pundit

Coromandel iwi eye mining rights; Aug 31, 2009; By Yvonne Tahana – NZ Herald

Outrage at Govt mining proposal; 29/08/2009; By MARK HOTTON – The Southland Times

Stop anti-mining ‘hysteria’ – Groser; 29/08/2009

Brash favours mining push; 28/08/2009; By ADRIAN CHANG – The Independent

Govt buys mining fight; 28/08/2009; By JEFF NEEMS – Waikato Times

Government digs up mining opportunities; 27/08/2009

Opening Address to Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 2009 ; 26/08/2009; Gerry Brownlee

Dominion Post editorial shortly after the Gerry Brownlee speech to the AusIMM (Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy) New Zealand Branch Conference in Queenstownon August 26, 2009.

Community says Coromandel worth more than gold; 24/08/2009

See what the Government were planning in early 2009. Joint MED/DOC Paper on Access to Conservation Land under the Crown Minerals Act 1991; July 22, 2009;