Public meeting on Impacts of mining/minerals industry – Presentations

The meeting passed a unanimous motion:

RESOLUTION: “This public meeting recommends that the Foulden Maar be designated an Outstanding Natural Feature, under s.6 (b) of the Resource Management Act, 1991.”

A letter with the resolution has been sent to Hon Eugenie Sage and Hon David Clark, at the Overseas Investment Office.

The resolution was moved, seconded and passed unanimously, by some 200 persons at the meeting organised by the Wise Response Society Inc. and the Dunedin Branch of the Engineering NZ Young Professionals, and held on May 28 in the Castle Two Lecture Theatre, University of Otago.  

Video from Wise Response’s open information forum to discuss issues around the mining industry is available below.

As Assoc Professor Daphne Lee was unavailable the first presentation on Foulden Maar was from Dr Nic Rawlence, Director – Otago Palaeogenetics Laboratory Senior Lecturer: special interest include Ancient DNA, Evolution and palaeoecology of extinct fauna, Effects of climate change and human impact on past ecosystems. 



The second address was from Professor Susan Krumdieck, Canterbury University, Co-Leader Global Association for Transition Engineering Director Advanced Energy and Material Systems Lab with special interests in new methodologies and tools needed to change existing systems to rapidly shift away from fossil fuels.