A small group of rural South Auckland residents have taken on an industrial giant in an attempt to stop pollution, Stuff reports. NZ Steel has applied to renew its resource consent to continue discharging pollution into the air and sea at the Glenbrook Steel Mill near Waiuku, and council staff have recommended it be approved. A report shows the mill’s smoke stacks produce 1140 kilograms of poisonous carbon monoxide each hour. The site is a significant contributor to the economy, employing over a thousand people and generating around $600 million towards New Zealand’s gross domestic product.