Author: tjonescan

Growth in the dairy industry is resurrecting coal – and killing the climate. Join us in the heart of dairy country to take action.

Growth in the dairy industry is resurrecting coal – and killing the climate. 95% of Fonterra’s milk is made into powder for export and most of the powder is dried using coal – the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet. There is an alternative. Fonterra could use wood waste – but while there’s no price on carbon they have no incentive to do this.  They won’t stop using coal until we make them stop. Our COAL, COWS and CLIMATE Summerfest will include all levels of participation for a weekend of family-friendly networking, sharing, NVDA (nonviolent direct action) training and action.Registrations are now open....

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Registrations Now Open For CANA Summerfest 2017: Coal, Cows and Climate

Draft Programme is now available: http://coalaction.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CANA-Summerfest-Draft-Programme.pdf Email coalactionnetwork@gmail.com now to ask for your Registration Pack by return email Registrations for CANA Summerfest 2017 Are Now Open! Registrations for the CANA Summerfest 2017 are now open. Don’t delay – get your request for a Registration Pack in to coalactionnetwork@gmail.com and we’ll send you one by return email. Growth in the dairy industry is resurrecting coal – and killing the climate. 95% of Fonterra’s milk is made into powder for export and most of the powder is dried using coal – the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet. There is an alternative. Fonterra...

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CANA Calls It Right: Fonterra’s Studholme Plant Unlikely To Be Built

Our expert witness Peter Fraser testified at the hearing on Fonterra’s consent application for a huge new milk drying plant at Studholme that there would be insufficient milk to run it. He calculated that more than half a million new cows would be needed to supply the plant.  Part way through the process Fonterra changed its application to downsize the plant by half. Even this would have required more than a quarter million new cows, and since then cow numbers have decreased and milk supply has dropped. CANA has said repeatedly that our analysis is that the plant will never be built. There is no incentive to expand dairying, especially irrigated dairying, at a milk price less than $6.50/kg MS. At that price there are lower cost producers overseas ready to move into the market ahead of us. Last week Auckland Coal Action’s very effective and funny action Stop the Greenwash outside Fonterra’s head office led to a visit from their PR staff, one of whom told them the coal-guzzling Studholme would not be built for lack of milk. We wish we could have saved those hard working farmers the millions their company put into the planning process for a consent they don’t need. Peak milk anyone? But while Fonterra may have bailed out on their Studholme plans, they are still the company most responsible for keeping the New Zealand coal...

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Come to the CANA Summerfest 2017, 21-23 January!

Growth in the dairy industry is resurrecting coal – and killing the climate. Join us 21-23 January for a summer camp: network with other activists, share information and stories, learn more about NVDA and plan an action. Registrations will open on Thursday 15 December. In the meantime, please email coalactionnetwork@gmail.com to express your interest, and we’ll send you a registration pack with full details once registrations open. When: Noon Saturday 21 January-noon Monday 23 January Where? Ashburton Holiday Park, Tinwald Domain, Maronan Rd, Ashburton Attendance cost: The cost is being finalised at the moment and will be confirmed in the registration pack. Accommodation bookings and cost: See details below. Limited discounted accommodation available – you can book accommodation right away (see below). More about the venue Ashburton Holiday Park, Tinwald Domain, Maronan Rd, Ashburton (on the right as you are going south out of Ashburton) Map link:  http://www.wises.co.nz/l/ashburton+holiday+park+/#c/-43.925588/171.708171/15/ Camp link http://www.ashburtonholidaypark.co.nz/ More about accommodation Accommodation costs – CANA has reserved a number of beds at a discount price – book now, first in, first served! Backpackers – $15/night 2-bedroom cabin – $25/night per person 6-bedroom cabin – $20/night per person, $10 per child Tent site – $25 for 2 people and $10 per extra adult or child, up to 6 people per site Contact Torfrida Wainwright 03 382-0580 or 021-107 3937 to make your accommodation booking.  Once the discounted beds have been...

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