"About 80 anti-mining protesters jeered Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee as he arrived in Thames yesterday to talk to local iwi.
The protesters waved banners and chanted as Mr Brownlee dashed from his car through the rain into the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre.
Mr Brownlee refused to answer questions from journalists as he met iwi leaders at a hui at which the Hauraki Kaumatua Kaunihera Council was invited to discuss views about opening up conservation land for mining.
Officers from the Ministry of Economic Development, Crown Minerals and the Department of Conservation were also at the hui to answer technical questions."Bloody hell - just doing our job doesn't cut it you lot - how can you look at yourself in the mirror. I hope the money is worth it.
Good write up here on Frogblog