Successful Petition Presentation!

Shows Catherine and Eugenie Sage and others and part of Coromandel No Mining banner on Parliaments steps

Thank you to everyone who made this happen! We had a successful journey to Pōneke Wellington to deliver our petition asking the Government to place an immediate moratorium on accepting any applications for and any further processing or granting of, any prospecting, exploration or mining permits on, in or under public conservation land in Aotearoa…

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No Mining on DOC Land Bill Pulled from Ballot

A beautiful native bush walking track, at Wharekirauponga

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki today congratulated Green MP Eugenie Sage for her Bill, the Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining), being selected from the Parliamentary ballot. The Government should adopt the Bill and honour that promise to protect conservation land from mining. Watchdog has been waiting for the Crown to honour their no mining promise on…

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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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