National Gridlock

All over new zealand, people are fighting the power. At Marsden Point, near Whangarei, Greenpeace activists held a sit-in atop a disused power station last month to protest plans to restart the plant and run it on coal. On the Gowan river, near Marlborough, kayakers turned a March 5 whitewater festival into a demonstration against a hydroelectricity project. In the Waikato, south of Auckland, furious farmers last week burned in effigy the boss of a company that wants to run a power line through their green acres on pylons 70 m high. Bring electricity infrastructure too close to a Kiwi, it...

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