28 May 2019

Vocal protesters block entrances to minerals conference

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 28 May 2019

Barricades have been put in place and police are on the scene at the Dunedin Town Hall where dozens of protesters are trying to prevent delegates from attending a minerals conference.

Groups including Environmental Justice Otepoti and the Stop the Minerals Forum Coalition are protesting outside the New Zealand Minerals Forum.

Some delegates have been trying to push past the protestors, while the Forum has sent messages to attendees asking them not to engage with them.

RNZ reporter Tess Brunton is in Dunedin and joins Susie Ferguson with an update.