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Monday, 13 November

11:22

Papua shooting shuts down Freeport route Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

West Papuans have long expressed frustration about the environmental destruction caused by the Freeport mine operations in Mimika regency. Photo: MIneral Policy Institute

Reuters | Radio New Zealand | 13 November 2017

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan has temporarily shut the main supply route to its Papua mine after a shooting incident, a spokesman says, amid escalating tensions between security forces and an armed Papuan group in the area.

No one had been reported hurt after shots were fired at a vehicle, but the main supply route to the worlds second-biggest copper mine had been temporarily closed while the security situation was assessed, Freeport Indonesia spokesman Riza Pratama said in text message.

Authorities in Indonesias eastern province of Papua are delivering food and aid to villages near the mine where security forces say the rebel group has blocked residents movement, as security personnel surround the area, a police official said.

Police said a group linked to the Free Papua Movement (OPM) was preventing about 1000 people f...

10:56

Whanganui doctors beach trek against seabed mining on final stretch Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Doctor Athol Steward is walking from Raglan to Whanganui to protest against seabed mining. Photo/ Supplied

Emma Russell | Wanganui Chronicle | 11 November, 2017

Nearly two weeks ago Athol Steward started his beach trek from Raglan to Whanganui, averaging 30km a day.The Whanganui doctor walking 400km in a bid to stop seabed mining is in his final stretch and is expected to arrive on Castlecliff Beach on Sunday afternoon.

The environmental advocate was outraged when Trans-Tasman Resources application to extract 50 million tonnes of the South Taranaki Bight seabed every year for 35 years was approved in August.

His self-funded mission aimed to support anti-mining group Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) which filed an appeal against the Environmental Protection Authority decision in the High Court on August 31.

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10:24

Meetings to determine Pangunas future Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Cedric Patjole | PNG Loop | November 11, 2017

Two meetings have been identified as key events that may determine the timeline to rebuild the Panguna Mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

According to Business Advantage, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) chairman, Rob Burns, says the meetings, to be held in November and December, include a mediation as well as a wardens hearing.

The first meeting on November 23 and 24 is the third round of mediation talks to settle a dispute over the chairmanship of the Special Mining Lease Osikaiyang Landowners Association (SMLOLA).

SMLOLA is one of the nine landowner associations in the project area.

A dissident landowner, Philip Miriori, is at the centre of the dispute, along with his cousin Lawrence Daveona, who both lay claim to the chairmanship.

The second event on December 11 and 12 is the wardens hearings on the five-year renewal of the mining exploration lease, currently held by BCL.

Under the Bougainville Mining Act 2015, the Autonomous Boug...

09:59

Bulolo opposing new mining exploration Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Bulolo township

The National aka The Loggers Times| November 10, 2017

THE Bulolo district administration is strongly opposing a licence for exploration activities near the town because the land had been damaged by past explorations, Administrator Tae Gwambelek says.

The administration is supporting the move by the business community and PNG Forest Products  (PNGFP) after the Mineral Resource Authority  (MRA) issued EL2544 to the Wabu Alluvial Mining company  (WAM).

Administrator Tae Gwambelek said Australia had done enough damage to land in Bulolo leaving behind huge craters on which the township was built.

History will never be repeated again, Gwambelek said.

We have Hidden Valley and Wafi-Golpu mining including many small-scale activities. That is enough.

Gwambelek said the Bulolo district development authority also acquired an exploration licence from MRA to conduct explorations outside W...

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Sunday, 12 November

18:45

Ready to recycle, #BanTheBag and #StopAdani Centre for Climate Safety

With the National Recycling Week coming up on 13 November, we talk about waste and recycling in The Sustainable Hour on 8 November 2017. Our guest in the studio is education officer Darby Munro from City of Greater Geelong Waste Services.

We talk with Queensland farmer Bruce Currie about coal mining, and about the local Generations Against Adani event which will take place in Geelong on 21 November which is backed by a one-minute excerpt of the brilliant #StopAdani pro-Reef speech Peter Garrett gave at the National Press Club in October.

We also get the latest news about potential bans on single-use plastic bags and micro plastic from Robert Skehan from Plastic Bag Free Torquay.



Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 194 on 94.7 The Pulse:

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09:37

Locals threaten to shut down Tolukuma mine Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

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Cedric Patjole | PNG Loop | November 11, 2017

Landowners of the Tolukuma Mine in Goilala District, Central Province, have issued an ultimatum to the Government to withdraw the mining lease from operators, Asidokona, or they will shut down the mine.

Chairman of the Yulai Landowner Group, George Gusi, announced on his Facebook profile yesterday that a seven-da...

Saturday, 11 November

10:18

Concerned musicians communicate climate problems Centre for Climate Safety

It is still below the radar of popular music in the mainstream media, but musicians are beginning to act, react and take action on climate change issues. Concerning the gas industrys method of fracking, for instance, over 500 songs mostly protest songs have been composed and published as music videos.

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When Ethiopia and Sudan were hit by drought in the 1980s, concerned pop musicians in US and UK united and recorded the song We Are The World and raised millions of dollars to save people from starving to death.

Since the Vietnam war and the beginning of a rock and pop music youth movement in the 1960s, musicians have been seen campaigning for a more fair world, and musicians are often seen taking part in fundraising-events whenever there is a natural disaster in a poor country, or a school shooting in the US.

But since it became well-known in the 2000s that humanity is confronted with a much bigger and more devastating crisis global...

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