June 17, 2016
Anti-gold mine protest evolves
Spokesperson Vaughan Potter says they will picket the Whangarei offices of Evolution Mining from 4 to 5.30pm.
He says Evolution moved drilling equipment on to the mountain under cover of darkness last week.
The iwi and supporters are concerned the mining will release mercury into the area’s aquifiers and waterways.
They led a hikoi up the mountain last week.
Mr Vaughan says the company has not consulted with iwi and hapu, even if they do say otherwise.
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