Divine retribution?

Since we’ve had a few negative posts on developments in Happy Valley recently, here’s one to cheer up those of you who, like me, think coal sux and wetlands are cool.

It’s been raining on the Coast – not just cats and dogs but tigers and seals!

The rain has apparently caused a massive slip on the Stockton mine access road, closing the mine yesterday and costing perhaps one million bucks in lost coal production.

Is this Gaia venting her anger at Solid Energy? 😉

9 Comments Posted

  1. Gaeia and I are “toddlin” it around whilst the funky sleep
    You Greens need to wake up
    Before midday – before the brethren.
    Otherwise hunker down in Karinhall meh?”
    The Cable is cut – we have no hope
    Tell Barack we’ll be sending good men,
    Heaven forbid
    We should be less than these
    Maybe a laid back poppy smoking patrol
    That – just don’t kill us today
    we won’t hurt you stranger.
    {look at the time – & who is dreamin out loud again}

  2. The Cook Straight cable has been up and running for a while now. Currently over 500MW is heading north…

    Interesting to see electricity prices bottomed out overnight even in the North Island for about 3 hours, longer in the South Island.

    Where is that plan for the Onslow Manorburn pumped hydro storage system?

    Trev or.

  3. shunda – when my girl friend-now-wife and I were a’wooin’ we found ourselves marooned at Fox Glacier, in a tiny cabin with the deluge of all time pounding the roof and an electrical storm of Apocalyptic proportions igniting the sky – all night – SPECTACULAR!! Guess we were
    ‘weather tourists!’ (there was lots of screaming – my wife didn’t make a sound! 🙂

    Here’s wishing the ‘Solid’ boys get more than their fair share.

  4. Makes you wonder about the intelligence of Solid Energy bosses, when rain on the West Coast catches them completely by surprise!

  5. I love thunder storms, got some great video a few months ago of a spectacular storm that lasted about 2 hrs.
    I think weather tourism is an untapped market on the Coast.

  6. Thor’s not really your ‘speaky’ kinda guy – more a wham, bam, hammer and tongs communicator. Not Gaia’s kind at all, I’d have thought. And he’s not unfamiliar with the mining industry, so it’s tricky to say whose side he comes down on.

  7. Aren’t Gaia and Thor on speaking terms? Fancy dropping all that rain when the Cook Strait cable is broken so none of the hydro blessing can be sent north. Instead, to comply with their resource consents, Contact and Meridian are sending water straigh over their spillways.

  8. Rain on the West Coast? No!….what goes around…

    “The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It
    is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us
    novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in
    innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly
    false.” — Paul Johnson(1928- ) British Roman Catholic
    journalist, historian, speechwriter and author

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