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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Mining Permit On DOC Land An Utter Betrayal

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:35 amPress Release: Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says the Government has utterly betrayed the public by allowing MBIE to grant a 40 year mining permit to Oceana Gold on Dept of Conservation land at Wharekirauponga near Whangamata this week. ” It is appalling that this has Government broken…

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Miners Announce New Waihi Pit but Downplay DOC Land Mining Plan

Yesterday’s announcement of a new open cast mine in Waihi failed to mention the fourth mine that Oceana plan, a mine in Public Conservation (DOC) land behind Whangamata, says Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki. While Oceana Gold announced ‘Project Quattro’, the expansion of mining in Waihi, they also released a Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Waihi…

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