Our No Mining Big Day Out

On Sunday November 6 a small team of Watchdog people and some tangata whenua travelled up to Manukau to protest outside the Labour Governments AGM and Conference. We had arranged to meet Forest and Bird and Greenpeace outside the venue. We parked up amidst hundreds of cars despite being questioned by security. They only got…

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Labour Kills Green Members Bill on Mining

Prime Minister Arden holding ours not mines sign during 2010 march up queen street against mining conservation land

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki are furious that Labour have announced they will not support Green Member Eugenie Sage’s Private Members Bill: “Crown Minerals( Prohibition of Mining ) Amendment”, saying the Bill would have advanced Labour’s own mining policy.  It’s ridiculous that Labour wouldn’t allow the Bill to even go to a Select Committee for public…

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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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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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