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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Submit now!

The Proposed Thames-Coromandel District Plan is open for submissions until the 14th of March – it has a lot to say on mining and we need your support to ask them to strengthen the plan so our environment and communities are protected from a toxic legacy and boom and bust industry. We want to support you to do this…

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Have your say on the District Plan:

Over 80,000 HA of land and waters in Hauraki/Coromandel is under threat from mining – we need your help to protect it. Your voice will make a difference! Thames-Coromandel District Council has a Proposed District Plan that will determine how the District is managed and once approved will not be reviewed for the next 10…

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