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Photos of Happy Valley

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state of the valley

There are workers and security in the Valley every day. They are drilling to explore the area and plan out the mine (I guess)

This invovles lots of area being destroyed, around 33 sites will be done I have been told. They use an area of around 10square meters.

here are pics of the sight of a water pump and generators close to camp

A helicopter just after it dropped of workers and befor it brought in gear for a new site whihc they begun preparing a while bacj and seem to be now moving to.

Also Pro Vision security, who spent much time filming and generally watchin us from the other side of the valley

people with time to spear ought to consider going there and seeing for yourselves what you think..

Comments

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

fuck it forgot the local interes tick

can someone who knows there arse from their elbow sort that out for me?

chur

Pro-Vision

good on pro-vision. they need to expand the drilling area and in turn increase security

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

If anything has been learnt it is that Thompson and Clark and pals know nothing about security, two spies caught/busted and then the police informant next. Wonder how much taxpayers money Solid Energy has spent on such incompitant 'security'?

Even Trevor Mallard laughed at Gavin Clark.
Looks like pro vision has gone back to the camo look eh? With some Orange for contrast.

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

from westport:

Security patrols
approved on Doc land

by Eileen Goodwin
Solid Energy is pumping water from Cypress
Stream for its drilling project, upsetting the environmental
activists occupying the site.
Save Happy Valley Coalition (SHVC) spokesman
Graham Jury accused Solid Energy of engaging in
“infl ammatory” tactics. The occupiers used the water
for drinking and washing, he said.
The two camp occupants could only watch yesterday
as the pumps moved in to take the water. It was
unclear whether they could still use the water but he
would fi nd out more this afternoon.
Mr Jury said the coalition’s presence was inconvenient
and embarrassing for the state owned enterprise.
SHVC has occupied the Cypress Mine site, also
known as Happy Valley, for the past three years. It
wants to prevent Solid Energy mining the site. However,
this summer Solid Energy began drill sampling
the area with a view to possibly mining it in the
future.
Solid Energy spokesman Bryn Somerville said drill
samplers were using water from Cypress Stream
because they required a great deal of water to lubricate
the machines.
He denied it was an infl ammatory tactic.
Solid Energy had the appropriate consents to take
the water from the stream, which forms part of the
headwaters of Waimangaroa River.
However, the pumps were not draining the stream,
and there was plenty left for other uses.
Drillers had had some “interactions” with protesters,
some of whom had approached drill workers for
information about the sampling programme. There
had been no confrontations or nastiness, he said.

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

by Eileen Goodwin
Solid Energy is pumping water from Cypress
Stream for its drilling project, upsetting the environmental
activists occupying the site.
Save Happy Valley Coalition (SHVC) spokesman
Graham Jury accused Solid Energy of engaging in
“infl ammatory” tactics. The occupiers used the water
for drinking and washing, he said.
The two camp occupants could only watch yesterday
as the pumps moved in to take the water. It was
unclear whether they could still use the water but he
would fi nd out more this afternoon.
Mr Jury said the coalition’s presence was inconvenient
and embarrassing for the state owned enterprise.
SHVC has occupied the Cypress Mine site, also
known as Happy Valley, for the past three years. It
wants to prevent Solid Energy mining the site. However,
this summer Solid Energy began drill sampling
the area with a view to possibly mining it in the
future.
Solid Energy spokesman Bryn Somerville said drill
samplers were using water from Cypress Stream
because they required a great deal of water to lubricate
the machines.
He denied it was an infl ammatory tactic.
Solid Energy had the appropriate consents to take
the water from the stream, which forms part of the
headwaters of Waimangaroa River.
However, the pumps were not draining the stream,
and there was plenty left for other uses.
Drillers had had some “interactions” with protesters,
some of whom had approached drill workers for
information about the sampling programme. There

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

had been no confrontations or nastiness, he said.

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

How sad. New Zealand's longest running most hyped up occupation. Where are all the happy campers at?

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

Busy at home making more pies for Don Elder?

Re: Photos of Happy Valley

the campers (i imagine) took the photos. Be nice if more people went to this place.

I personally would not waste a pie on Don (atleast that i made) I would take one from a dumpster