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Just like in the 80’s when we started, the price of gold is making Te Tara o Te Ika a Maui, the Coromandel, a target for gold miners.

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki has a long history of keeping them out – and now it is more vital than ever that we are here.

Gold values have risen, and the miners are back. Some of our most unique and special places – and species – are at risk!



Founded in 1980 Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki Inc’s purpose is to keep mining out of our beautiful area. We lobby local and national government, as well as using non-violent direct action to keep mining companies from establishing here.

We are an umbrella group for all the groups working against mining in communities across the Te Tara o Te Ika a Maui (the Coromandel), we provide public education.

In the 1980’s the increased price of gold attracted miners to all over the Peninsula. Now, in the 2020’s we are right back there – the gold price is rising, and we are again fighting for this precious place!

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