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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. 

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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. 170 views

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. 230 views

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. 291 views

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. 269 views

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. 328 views

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. 228 views

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. 447 views

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. 253 views

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. 509 views

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. 988 views