Schedule 4 Campaign – where its at:

IN August 2017 Coromandel Watchdog and supporters from Protect Karangahake travelled to Wellington to present a petition calling for the extension of the Schedule 4 -protection against mining to be extended to include all of the Coromandel Ecological Area. We were very pleased when both Labour and the Green Party (Catherine D presented the Bill…

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Offshore Exploration at Waihi Beach

Recently an exploration permit was granted over an area of more than 12000 hectares approximately 2 kilometres off Waihi Beach. The company who hold the permit, CASS Offshore Minerals, also have a permit for seabed exploration in the Taranaki area – inside the Marine Mammal Sanctuary that protect the Mauis dolphin! The list of minerals…

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Permits Extended

Several exploration permits within the Coromandel have recently had area extensions granted. The extensive permit held at Broken Hills has had a significant area added, and permits at both Whenuakite and Kuaotunu (respectively on either side of Whitianga, one of the most popular destinations on the Peninsula) have also had new area added – some…

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Spies and Government need to Apologise to Our Community

The environmental group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that emails reveal spy firm Thompson and Clark were trying to use their relationships with MBIE officials to contact mining companies in the Hauraki region. “It is clear that Thompson and Clark wanted work spying on our community and that their relationship with MBIE officials included…

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Oceana Gold Continue to Undermine Waihi

MEDIA RELEASE 28/03/2018 The environmental group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki today expressed concern and disappointment at the announcement by Oceana Gold that they are applying for a consent to keep mining under the town and homes of Waihi. “This latest proposal from Oceana Gold is light on detail, but sounds like another ten years of…

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Oceana Gold’s Unwelcome Party

Monday 2nd November was Oceana’s first day in office after buying out Newmont’s extensive mining permits in the Coromandel/ Hauraki area. We sent a delegation to ‘unwelcome’ them, recommend that they take up recycling e-waste instead and warn them we will fiercly oppose any attempts to extend their activities up the peninsula. You can help…

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ACC bankrolls mining project in Archey’s Frog habitat

Coromandel residents are outraged after discovering Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is an investor in Antipodes Gold, which in partnership with Newmont Waihi Gold, is due to resume exploration drilling in the Parakiwai Valley behind Whangamata. On ACC’s website it claims its investment policy is based on ethical principles held by the New Zealand public. But…

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#saveKarangahake

Karangahake is under immediate threat. Tangata whenua, local residents and Watchdog are working together to save this precious area – join us and take action: Like our facebook page and the Protect Karangahake page to get regular updates. Use the hashtag #saveKarangahake on your social media to raise awareness. Write to the Hauraki District Council…

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Quiz night set to go in May!

Last year’s Quiz Night fundraiser for Watchdog was a resounding success! We your support again this year to create an awesome event to raise money to support Watchdog’s work throughout 2014.   Lock it in to your diary, get your team together, put a poster up at your workplace and get ready for a super…

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Thank you!

Watchdog would like to thank everyone who made a submission to the Proposed Thames-Coromandel District Plan. We can protect the Coromandel from mining and the Plan is an important tool to support communities. It takes time to make a submission – whether you’ve filled in one of our forms or written your own, the Coromandel…

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