Save Happy Valley Coalition
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Member since: 20 April 2008
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The Save Happy Valley Coalition came together at a campout at Happy Valley in early April, 2004. A group of people from around the country travelled to Westport and made the three hour hike to Happy Valley to camp for a week in protest against the proposed mine. During this week, we familiarised ourselves with the area and appreciated its beauty. We heard kiwi on many of the nights, and saw a number of weka during the days. It was during this camp that we made plans for an extended campaign against the mine. Working alongside other organisations like Buller Conservation Group, Te Runanga o Ngati Waewae, Forest & Bird, Greenpeace and the Green Party the Save Happy Valley Coalition aims to build awareness about the proposed coal mine at Happy Valley and the environmental issues surrounding coal mining, and to actively oppose the mine and coal-fuelled energy generation.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The Save Happy Valley Coalition Calls for National Park Status for Alpine Wetland
The Save Happy Valley Coalition offers support for the National Government's decision to scrap plans to mine NZ national parks under schedule 4, though continues to urge policy makers not to mine valuable biodiversity hotspots that lack state protection as National Parks, such as Happy Valley, near Westport in the South Island.
The planned Cypress Mine imposes severe threats to this irreplaceable New Zealand alpine wetland habitat, and National's recent change of policy will not save places like this.
Friday, 24 April 2009
Protesters sleep on coal company lawn
Five Save Happy Valley Coalition members camped on the front lawn of state-owned coal miner Solid Energy's Christchurch headquarters last night.
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Save Happy Valley Will Fight On
Save Happy Valley Coalition members will today resurrect their occupation camp on Solid Energy's front lawn in Christchurch.
Monday, 26 January 2009
3rd Year Anniversary of Happy Valley Mine Site Occupation a Roaring Success
This weekend the Save Happy Valley Coalition celebrated the 3rd anniversary of their occupation of the planned site of Cypress Mine at Happy Valley.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Save Happy Valley Coalition
The Save Happy Valley Coalition is angered but not surprised by the revelation that Solid Energy is attempting to shape climate change policy.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Police pay to spy on peaceful protest group
The Save Happy Valley Coalition (SHVC) is extremely disappointed to learn that an anti-terror squad informant has been collecting information about peaceful protest activities, as well as the personal lives of protesters.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
1000 km walk reaches Happy Valley
"WALKING THE WALK", an team of conservationists are about to complete a three month, 1000 kilometre on-foot journey from Auckland to Happy Valley, an area of national ecological significance.
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
1000km journey to Happy Valley
She’s had blisters, she’s been shot at, but climate campaigner Heather
Simpson will be welcomed warmly when she arrives in the West Coast’s
Happy Valley tomorrow, after departing on foot from Auckland’s Sky Tower
over three months ago.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Spy-related company to patrol DoC land
A security company led by spy master Gavin Clark will soon be patrolling a wide swathe of conservation land.
Monday, 21 April 2008
Solid Energy Caught Spying Again
State-owned coal mining company Solid Energy's continued use of spies is a symptom of the lack of public scrutiny and accountability in security industries, says Save Happy Valley Coalition spokesperson Alan Liefting.