We provide information and leadership in areas such as research, public education, policy advocacy, capacity building, political lobbying and direct action.
We are a group of residents, iwi, visitors and absentee ratepayers whose key objective is to protect the Coromandel/Hauraki from Te Moehau in the north to Te Aroha in the south, from the precious metal mining industry.
We oppose mining because we understand that the long term detrimental, and widespread impacts of the industry would undermine the environment, culture and economy of this area.
We work for the protection of the Coromandel/Hauraki on behalf of our current membership, for the future generations and all the national and international visitors that come here to experience the unique and precious environments it boasts.
One landmark legislative change Watchdog has achieved was Schedule Four protection of all Coromandel conservation lands north of the Kopu-Hikuai road in the enactment of the Crown Mineral’s Act.