We don't want ANY schedule 4 conservation land dug up - get it - NONE! - ZERO! - and all the bogus arguments about wealth creation and jobs are all lies. It is all illusion and made up and many people know it too which is why so many have marched and written submissions.
From Radio NZ
"In its submission, Newmont Waihi Gold which mines in Coromandel, has called on the Government to wait for more specific information on the most promising mineral deposits before removing any protections.
But the company says the rules would need to be changed to allow more exploratory drilling."Big gerry didn't like that
"Mr Brownlee says Newmont has most of the mining rights for Schedule Four land on the Coromandel Peninsula, so it must not want any competition.
He says he assumes Newmont will relinquish all its mining permits in Coromandel when they expire in June."Yes we all assume that gerry.
"Newmont says its proposal is a challenge to all sides of the debate."
Well I don't think so because it is not an idea with much merit. What actually is the compromise? That the mining company are only going to dig small exploritory holes - they will do that anyway. This compromise is all one way - what are the mining companies compromising? Nothing in my view - just another smokescreen to muddy the waters (to mix my metaphors).