COROMANDEL PROTEST VICTORIOUS: PROSPECTORS GONE HOME

Media Release – 31-10-2013 See TV3 footage here. Coromandel residents, CLAIM and Coromandel Watchdog blocked mining activities in the Coromandel Harbour yesterday to protect Schedule Four and the prospectors have not turned up to work today. “Today we gathered at the site but they seem to have left the area,” said Coromandel Watchdog Coordinator Renee Annan….

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COROMANDEL RESIDENTS SAY HANDS OFF SCHEDULE 4

Media Release 30-10-2013 Coromandel residents, CLAIM and Coromandel Watchdog have blocked mining activities in the Coromandel Harbour this morning to protect Schedule Four. “Schedule 4 was created to protect our most precious places from toxic mining, Sea Group Holdings are trying to undermine that – there is no excuse for prospecting in the Coromandel Harbour,” said…

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State supported undermining of private assets

“When I bought the property I took particular care to check that the site was not being impacted, or likely to be impacted by the mining in Waihi. I chose this property because I wanted the best of both worlds in that I had easy access to town but also had the peace and quiet of a country…

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Watchdog challenges Local Body Candidates to state views on mining

Media Release Watchdog has challenged the candidates standing for positions in the Thames-Coromandel District to answer questions on mining particularly their stance on Schedule 4, the District Plan, sustainable alternatives for the district and their commitment to addressing historical mine pollution. See here for the responses to our questions: Candidates Matrix We didn’t hear from the…

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CLAIM The Party!

A message from CLAIM: _______________________________________________________ What: Coromandel Lobby Against Indiscriminate Mining (CLAIM) fundraiser gig Where: Umu, 22 Wharf Rd, Coromandel Town When: From 7pm on Friday 18th October Who: Locals hip hop crew Koast Kredentials, Matt Rapid and Empress Naima + suprise guests How much: $5 (or more if you are feeling generous) Check out the facebook event. On Friday…

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Waihi is a mining town – but what does this mean?

Our government and Newmont want us to believe that this automatically equals good economy, good employment and money for roads, schools and hospitals and if we are opposed to mining we are opposed to roads, schools and hospitals. They would have us believe that this romantic marriage between our government and one of the biggest…

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TOO PRECIOUS TO MINE

Whangamata and District – the next Waihi?! Download poster here. Public Information Meeting Sunday August 18, 2013,   2.00pm Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Port Road and Mayfair Ave Hear from Waihi residents, including a real estate expert, about the realities of toxic gold mining and the negative impacts on property values. Get updated on the threat…

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Coromandel Watchdog Shuts Down Mining Rig for 30 Hours

The Coromandel Watchdog group have withdrawn from the drilling rig in the Parakiwai Valley this evening having achieved their goal of stopping the drilling activity for more than 30 hours. “We have achieved our purpose which was to highlight that this area should never be mined. We camped for two days on the drilling rig in…

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Media release – Mining protest holds its ground

7/7/13 COROMANDEL WATCHDOG ACTIVISTS CAMPING ON NEWMONT GOLD DRILL RIG Watchdog activists have peacefully shut down a Newmont gold drilling rig in the Parakiwai Valley since 8am on Saturday July 6. “Activists have continued to camp overnight on the gold drilling rig, ensuring operations are unable to continue in this sensitive conservation area,” said Coromandel Watchdog Coordinator…

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Watchdog Protests Gold Drilling in Conservation Land

Watchdog activists are today occupying a mining exploration site on conservation land in the Parakiwai Valley near Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula.  “We are here to peacefully protest the current mining activities because protection of Conservation land is essential for the preservation of biodiversity,” said Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Renee Annan.   “Glass Earth is working with…

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