What can I do?

One of the greatest ways to be a part of saving the Hauraki Coromandel (again) is to donate – becoming a sustaining donor (that is, set up an AP – $5 even – weekly, fortnightly or monthly).

Making a regular donation to us is one of the most helpful ways of supporting our work, as it gives us some stability of income. Of course, one off donations are also welcome!

We are an entirely not for profit group, and we rely on the contributions of others who want to help to protect our beautiful corner from mining!

You can go ahead and set up an AP today (Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki # 38-9006-0733863-00, reference: donor), and don’t forget to email us if you also want to become a member. Or you can give via Givealittle (Our Special Fund for our Judicial Review of the decision to sell farmland to Oceana is HERE).

Another great way to help is to sign up to our ‘ground crew’ – go on a list to get a call/email if we are having an action or event… no committee meetings, no commitment other than hearing about stuff we need DONE, you can pick and choose! For example, at the moment we are asking people to get out there and gather some signatures for our current petition… just flick us an email info@watchdog.org.nz to sign up (put ground crew in the subject line).

And of course, there is an opportunity to come on board – join our committee and help us with the work! Again, an email is all it takes. We move meetings around the area, and often have meetings via Zoom to save on travel!

And of course, never underestimate the power of letter writing – especially to our politicians! They need to know what will get the votes – and what won’t.

Some points you could raise: undermining us leaves a toxic legacy just as open cast does – tailings, heavy metal leaching, unstable geography, water pollution (of aquifers, as well as above ground!), industrialization of our precious landscapes, our other industries compromised, both physically but also in the ‘minds eye’ – the unique, famous Hauraki Coromandel riddled with tunnels leaking heavy metals into our coast, trucks coming and going – not quite the image we have now!

Email addresses for Ministers include:

Prime Minister: Jacinda Adern 


Minister Conservation: Kiritapu Allan 


Minister Minerals and Resources: Megan Woods 


Minister for Environment: David Parker 


Minister Economic and Regional Development: Stewart Nash 


Minister Tourism: Sewart Nash 


Waikato Hauraki MP: Nanaia Mahuta 


Local Minister of Parliament: Scott Simpson 


‘Buddy MP’ for the Coromandel: Jan Tinetti