SOLO-NZ Press Release: Holcim Decision a Breath of Unpolluted Air

Lindsay Perigo's picture
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-11-29 03:11

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Holcim Decision a Breath of Unpolluted Air

November 29, 2007

The Green Party is very disappointed with an interim decision indicating support for cement giant Holcim’s plans to build a massive cement plant at Weston, near Oamaru.

SOLO-NZ is delighted.

“The interim resource consent decision, issued by the three commissioners hearing the application, flies in the face of the overwhelming opposition to this plant,” Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.

"Translation—overwhelming opposition to this plant, and any form of progress, by the Green Party," prods SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo, helpfully.

"This plant will impact Weston School, Oamaru township and the environment in general, as well as contributing massively to climate change," says Turei.

"This plant will have absolutely no impact on climate change and a positive impact on community and school," says Perigo. "Who knows, with the added demand for teachers, they might bring in a good one who knows better than to use nouns like 'impact' as verbs?!"

“The decision to allow this project to proceed is absurd and negates the efforts of those New Zealanders who are doing all they can to try to combat climate change," says Turei.

"Excellent!" says Perigo. "Climate change has a mind of its own. Said New Zealanders are mindless."

“It also goes against the recent decision by the High Court in the case between Greenpeace and Mighty River, which ruled in favour of Greenpeace and found that regional councils must take climate change into account when considering applications for discharge of greenhouse gases," says Turei.

"Even better!" says Perigo. "Perhaps the commissioners, unlike the silly bat Turei, have tumbled to the fact that man-made Global Warming is a nonsense, on a par with taniwha and other superstitions the Greens are in thrall to. In any event, the commissioners are to be congratulated on an unusually rational decision: a breath of air unpolluted by the usual hysterical neo-Marxist toxins and politically correct carcinogens."

Lindsay Perigo 021 255 8715


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Phil Howison's picture

Nigeria is, if anything, even more resource rich than WA. You could reasonably make a case that resource exploitation has made the area poor - the "Resource Curse".


Elijah Lineberry's picture

said, Callum...but you must remember Sticking out tongue we live in a World where the Nigerians are not White ..("so it's like, ya know, like different, man")...and those Western Australians stole an entire country from a few alcoholic Aboriginal people and are therefore evil and exploiting and "Workers of the World, Unite!"

"I create nothing. I own"

Since Resource Exploitation is So Damn Terrible...

Callum McPetrie's picture

It may be why Western Australia is so damn poor and Nigeria so damn rich.

Wait: what about those truck drivers on A$100,000 there? Or miners earning $250,000?

Western Oz blows any stupid notion of investments like this ruining local areas right out from the stone age philosophies that developed them.

"Socialism may be dead, but its corpse is still rotting up the place"-Ayn Rand


Mitch's picture

"In the real world...someone as silly as you would simply be laughed out of the room"

Errr... so? Unfortunately, a majority of the real world isn't in the "real world".

I'm curious, what did you think of Sandi's Press Release?

"I wish a cement mixer would impact Turei"

I second that. Smiling

Values Over-ride Greed Mike

Sandi's picture

I value my freedom over and above everything.

It is not negotiable.


Elijah Lineberry's picture

a jolly splendid result against Communist troublemakers seeking to prevent a Capitalist venture of great benefit to all. Smiling

"I create nothing. I own"

As an employee of Holcim im

michael fasher's picture

As an employee of Holcim im delighted ,great to sock it to the enviromentalist savages

Really Sandi?

Mike Gardner's picture

It's hard not to be cynical when we have you squawking about "Arabs buying our airport", and pretending you know what capitalism is. Have you read "Capitalism - the unknown ideal"?

 In the real world, and by that I mean outside of the world of the blogosphere, someone as silly as you would simply be laughed out of the room.

SOLO-NZ is delighted.

Sandi's picture

We most certainly are.

Slam dunk,Lindsay.

I wish a cement mixer would impact Turei

Jameson's picture

"...they might bring in a good one who knows better than to use nouns like 'impact' as verbs?!"Smiling

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