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Miners Claims on Wharekirauponga Conservation Land Inaccurate

The comments made by a mining industry representative on RNZ last week promoting Oceana Gold‘s proposal to mine conservation land at Wharekirauponga were inaccurate and disrespectful of local efforts to control pests. Patrick Phelps, a representative of the West Coast Minerals Forum speaking for  Oceana, said  mining should be allowed to occur in this nationally…

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Talisman/Puketui Update:

We were very happy to hear that New Talisman, the Australian miner that has permits to mine DOC land at Mt Karanagahake has terminated the agreement they had to purchase the ‘Broken Hills’ hobby mine at Puketui, near Hikuai. The company has had all sorts of internal woes, with their CE getting pushed out by…

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Spring 2021 Update

Things may seem like they have been all quiet on the mining front – but they haven’t! The Hauraki Coromandel is more at risk from multinational miners today than it has been since the 1980’s… We have been working hard to continue to keep the pressure on the Government to honour the promise they made…

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Mining By Stealth in Coromandel Forest Park

Oceana Gold has quietly released their plan to build a 6.8km tunnel under primarily high value conservation land at Wharekirauponga, an area of dense native bush habitat, home to the world’s most endangered frog, Archey’s frogs, in the Coromandel Forest Park, above Parakiwai at Whangamata. This area of the Forest Park is highly regarded by…

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Immediate Moratorium Needed

We are calling on the new Government to place an immediate moratorium on accepting or granting any prospecting, exploration or mining permits on, in or under public conservation land in Aotearoa New Zealand, including stewardship land. The Government has failed to implement the policy they announced in the 2017 Speech from the Throne to stop new mines on conservation land, and as…

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