ImageI've just painted my virtual placard for the March Against Mining at - it's fun, you should try it.

It's also a serious issue.

The NZ Govt has plans to open up our best conservation areas to mining. We are at a crossroads. Do we value and protect New Zealand's unique ecology and land, or do we squander it for a quick buck?

On May 1st we will March Against Mining at 11am from Lower Queen St in Auckland with Greenpeace, Forest & Bird, Federated Mountain clubs and several other groups to show the Government that Kiwis want long term sustainability not short term profit - and not mining in conservation areas.

Put it in your diary and find out more here. You can help make the march really massive by sharing on Facebook and Twitter

If you can't be there in person, you can paint a virtual placard by
clicking here