Noisy oil protest at TAG Oil offices

Last updated 13:14 10/01/2014

A loud protest against fracking was taken to the door of TAG Oil in New Plymouth where an intense conversation was had.

Protest organiser Tanea Tangaroa stand
Protest organiser Tanea Tangaroa

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A noisy group of protesters rallied outside Tag Oil's New Plymouth offices today against the company's plans to drill near the boundary of the Egmont National Park.

The Canadian company won approval to explore for a potential new gas field, 350 metres from the park's boundary, on Rowan Rd, Mahoe in November.

The group, of between 30 and 40 people, began protesting outside Tag's St Aubyn St offices about 11am before marching through New Plymouth streets calling on the company to abandon its plans and stay away from the mountain.

Chief operating officer Drew Cadenhead attempted to speak to the protesters about misinformation contained its brochure ''Don't Frack With Our Mountain'' but the group refused to listen.

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- Taranaki Daily News


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