Climate protesters who were arrested for blocking State Highway One Transmission Gully north of Wellington this morning will appear in Court this afternoon. Restore Passenger Rail says it could keep disrupting traffic for years because our emissions are leading us to climate disaster. They've been charged with tresspass and criminal nuisance. They want widespread and subsidised passenger rail services restore to help keep vehicles off the road. Mike Smith is co-chair of the iwi leaders forum climate change directorate and a well seasoned activist. Mani Dunlop spoke to him earlier about his thoughts on the protest.