Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ka Nui! Enough! Conference, Rotorua, 25-26 August: How To Attend, Why To Attend

In August the New Zealand mining industry is meeting in Rotorua “to celebrate New Zealand mining and the contribution this important industry makes to the future of the community through science, engineering and economic development.”

So we are holding the Ka Nui! Enough! Conference at the same time to discuss the huge negative impacts mining has on our economies, communities, and environment and what we are going to do about it. And we hope you’ll be able to attend.

Ka Nui! Enough!


Location: Rotorua

Dates: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August

Speakers: Dayle Takitimu (Te Whanau-a-Apanui) Drew Hutton
(Lock the Gate Alliance Australia), Dr Susan Krumdieck (Canterbury
University) and more . . .

Cost: $25 for the weekend or koha on the day.

Registration: to register email your name and contact number to


The extractive industries, including fracking, mining & oil drilling, have huge negative impacts on our economies,communities & environment.

We must move past this in a way that is just for all. Join us to learn more and strategise together.

Please forward this invite widely. And please register asap to support those communities on the frontlines, to learn, to share, and to strategise.

Ka Nui! Enough! conference poster

Coal Action Network Aotearoa Newsletter July 2012

Kia Ora Koutou

As we know, the Government and the mining industry have launched a coordinated assault on New Zealand’s environment and on the land, health and water of communities and iwi around the country.

A coordinated assault requires a coordinated response, and that’s what will be happening in August. First, people opposed to mining in its various guises will be gathering in Rotorua on 25-26 August for Ka Nui / Enough!, a counter-conference to the mining industry conference also happening in Rotorua. If you want to be there, email for details.

One of the participants in the conference will be Drew Hutton of Australia’s Lock the Gate Alliance. If you can’t make it to Rotorua, Drew will be touring the country in late August – check out the dates below.

Our campaign continues to build all around the country, and we welcome a new group, Coal Action Waikato, to our roundup of news from regional groups.

Enough of introducing the news – time to let you read it!

Tim Jones
Coal Action Network Aotearoa

What’s in this newsletter?

1. Coming Events 2. Ka Nui / Enough! Conference in Rotorua, 25-26 August 3. Drew Hutton Tour: Lock the Gate!
4. Asset Sales Campaign: The Big Push for Signatures Is On
5. Thermal boilers update: EECA heat plant database and Fonterra’s very bad decision in Darfield
6. Climate Change and the Resource Management Act: An Update and a Fundraising Plea
7. Regional reports: Waikato, Auckland, Wellington, Motueka, Takaka, Christchurch, Dunedin and Southland
8. Just Transition: Moving Away from Coal
9.  News and Resources
10. CANA online: Blog, Facebook and Twitter
11. How To Donate To CANA


1 August: Canterbury Coal Action Bimblebox film screening, 7.30pm, WEA, Gloucester St.Bimblebox website.

4 August: Hands Across the Sands (nationwide/worldwide)

4 August: Hands Across the Sand action at the Janie Seddon Shipwreck, Motueka Quay, noon

5 August and 19 August: Nonviolent direct action workshops, Takaka. Contact or see below under “Regional Reports” for details.

16 August: “Keep the Coal in the Hole” meeting, Wellington, 6-9pm, 18-24 Allen St

22-29 August: Drew Hutton Tour

25-26 August: Ka Nui / Enough! Conference, Rotorua

5-7 October: Ecumenical Environmental Conference, Wellington.

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Saturday 14 July: Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Action Day Nationwide

So what’s happening in the campaign against state asset sales? Well, Peter Dunne may have given the Government the vote it needed to pass its Mixed Ownership Model, but there’s a long way between passing the enabling legislation and actually flogging off the nation’s silverware to foreign investors.

The petition to force a Citizens’ Initiated Referendum on asset sales is rapidly gathering signatures: you can download the paper petition (that’s the one that matters!) and get involved at

And there is another day of protests against asset sales coming up this Saturday. The Government may have persuaded Peter Dunne to vote in favour of asset sales, but it certainly hasn’t persuaded the country. Check out the action nearest to you this Saturday, and get involved.

14 July poster

Facebook page for the day: