Last weekend we had the largest protest rally that New Zealand has seen since the 1980's. An estimated 20,000 people came to protest the Government's plan to mine coal in the Coromandel and Great Barrier Island. Even the police were caught unprepared by the scale of the demonstration and the rolling roadblocks on Queen Street were cancelled as the entire street (1.3km) was a no-vechicle zone for 90 minutes.
The Coromandel and Great Barrier are holiday making area's of unspoiled New Zealand - still holiday zones of beauty and peace.
On Monday, this remnant of the protest remained to be seen. Says it all really.