They are calling on Bathurst to shut down the open cast mine.
National is hoping a mining stoush on the West Coast could turn the seat blue.
Sonya Rockhouse's son Daniel was on the loader when the first explosion hit.
ACT wants to repeal the Zero Carbon Act, the Emissions Trading Scheme and the ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration permits.
"It's one of the things we have been working through and has taken a little bit of time."
The damage could be at a scale never seen before in the history of humankind, they say.
It's given him hope for the rest of the evidence.
Kiwis Against Seabed Mining will fight the Supreme Court appeal every step of the way.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Rio Tinto knows its obligations.
A local official says the death toll is expected to rise.
He said he would slaughter one of his cows to celebrate.
Their descendants say it should be treated as a graveyard, not a shipwreck.
The 4km-deep mine will now be deep-cleaned.
The company had been granted permission to mine for 35 years but now they're banned.
Most of NZ's coal miners will head to work today, having won a last-ditch exemption from lockdown.
"It's another momentous day."
Maureen Pugh says they'll have "come up with an alternative" industry by then.
"I am here today to appeal to the Government to listen to us."
National says the decision shows the coalition Government is unstable.
It would see most mining activity banned on some Coromandel land.