Challenge to Minister: Launch of Open Letter

Shows approx 50 people holding banner Nio Mining Pure New Zealand outside with bush background

Conservation Minister, Willow Jean Prime, (now elevated to Cabinet) must demand Cabinet act fast on the Labour Govt promise to ban mining in conservation land! After 5 years in Government, all conservation land remains vulnerable with more than 70 mining activity consents allowed since the 2017 promise of a ban. The northern Hauraki/Coromandel area only…

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77 Global and National Human Rights and Environmental Groups in Six Countries Expose OceanaGold as an Irresponsible Mining Company and Oppose its Expansion

77 Global and National Human Rights and Environmental Groups in  Six Countries Expose OceanaGold as an Irresponsible Mining Company  and Oppose its Expansion  We, 77 groups from six countries, stand together against the abusive practices of one of the  world’s major global mining corporations: OceanaGold. We come together from the six  countries where OceanaGold has…

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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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