Mining vs conservation

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  • #14028

    Jacqui
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    You may want to vote in today's Yahoo NZ poll on mining in conservation land.

    http://nz.news.yahoo.com/polls/popup/-/poll_id/51931/

    So far the "go ahead there's money in the ground" option is getting more votes than the "no don't mine, protect the environment" option.

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  • #23063

    Anonymous
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    Thanks, Gill.
    That looks good – will get myself registered.
    Some of the stuff out there is so emotive – Greenpeace already talking civil disobedience at this early stage.
    Quite liked the quip from one of their spokespeople though: "There's already international concern about the Government's plans. Does John Key really want the reputation of being the George Bush of the South Pacific?"
    Best
    Trisha

    #23062

    Gilly
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    Quite good discussion here – http://forum.forestandbird.org.nz/topic/mining

    #23051

    Gilly
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    There is discussion on the Green's site/forum but it would be good to find a non-political view point somewhere…. I might have a search around during the day. Our govt sure is being scarce with details at present 🙁

    #23049

    Anonymous
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    Thanks Terry.
    I don't think it's a done deal yet – but these light-weight polls don't help the conservation cause that I can see.
    They are media polls only.
    This proposal has come from govt at a time when NZ needs some dollars and is envious of Australia's mineral wealth.
    There might be just cause to dig in some remote areas which are not displaying any wildlife – but I can't find out where those areas are – I don't know at all.
    We certainly don't have the expanses Australia does.
    It is so complicated – and apart from me and you, nobody on this forum seems to have an opinion so I guess this isn't the place to discuss it, even though it was invited – in a way.
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    Trisha

    #23047

    Terry
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    Quite right Trisha

    The Authorities will go ahead whatever! They just want to try to justify their position ahead of the decision. Don't be fooled!

    #23044

    Anonymous
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    Thanks – yes, I'd seen this one earlier.
    Polls can be a such a trap once the data has been manipulated.
    "More info required" still equates to a 'yes' on this one.
    If anyone finds a good discussion forum to learn from – I'd love to hear about that.
    No point in being a radical protester without the facts.
    The govt. is not releasing worthwhile information at this stage – and by the time it does, it might be too late…sigh
    Trisha

    #23042

    Jacqui
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    This poll might offer more information (haven't looked at it…)

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/3309721/Outrage-as-Key-signals-national-park-mining

    #23041

    Anonymous
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    This is not a Yes, No or Don't know issue.
    Without knowing the exact areas under consideration and seeing environmental impact reports we can trust, we can't vote in an informed way.
    Very trashy survey – just my personal opinion.
    I wouldn't add my number to it without a lot more information being available – which it is not, that I can find?
    If anyone has information, I'd love some links.
    I am far and away on the conservation side – but not informed enough to vote at this time.
    Trisha

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