Hui to Discuss Mining in the Te Arawa rohe, Sat 8th June, Horohoro

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Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 5.25.29 PMHui to Discuss Mining in the Te Arawa rohe

Saturday 8th June 2013
10:00am -12:00 noon
Kearoa marae, Horohoro, Rotorua.

Speaker: Dean Baigent-Mercer (Forest and Bird/Greenpeace)

The government has recently announced its intention to ask mining companies if they would like to explore for gold and metallic minerals across the rohe of Te Arawa, and other iwi. Dean Baigent-Mercer has been assisting hapu in Northland in their opposition to similar kinds of mining there. He will be speaking at Kearoa marae to explain what occurred in Northland, including an un-consented aerial survey for minerals, how this information is then used to market the area internationally and the toxic nature of gold mining and the threat to waterways.

There will be an opportunity for questions about:

* Why the environmental impacts of gold mining are different from using geothermal fields

* Why the environmental impacts outweigh any claimed economic benefits of gold mining.

For more information contact Maria Bargh: maria.bargh@vuw.ac.nz, 021 02506003

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