We have a Winner!

Congratulations Gin Loane Gin has won the draw to  for 2 nights accommodation at the beautiful eco-friendly Fern Lodge in lovely Kapanga/Coromandel Town. Thank you to everyone who contributed and if you didn’t this time we will be running more throughout the year so keep an eye out for the next opportunity to support us….

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NZ First Coalition Gain a Threat to the Environment and Public Participation 

The NZ First Party has already threatened the environment and communities with their “fast track” law change plan that will give Ministers unilateral powers to issue mining consents without public processes. Their policies, supported by rest of the new Government, are an extraordinary attack on communities right to participate and on the roles of DOC…

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Minister Declares War on Nature 

Shane Jones plus written quote of part of speech he made on 13.11.23.

The Prime Minister must rein in the Minister of Resources, NZ Firsts Shane Jones, whose recent statements are a declaration of war on nature.  In his statement in the House on December 12 Shane Jones went full Trump and declared war on conservation land, biodiversity, and climate science. His flippant and uniformed comments about the…

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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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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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