WHEN: Saturday 18 May at 11.30am
WHERE: Regatta across Coromandel Harbour and land-based event at Wyuna Bay
BAD WEATHER PLAN: If the weather is bad enough that we can’t have boats in the water we will gather at the Anglican Church Hall, 170 Tiki Road, Coromandel. If it is wet but still okay for boats we will be at Wyuna Bay under our marquee to keep everyone dry.
Join Coromandel residents and friends in sending a message to both the mining companies and this government that we are not interested in mining in the harbour or elsewhere in the Coromandel Peninsula!
Coromandel Harbour is just one of many Prospecting Licences that have been recently granted in the Coromandel Peninsula without public consultation, with over 80,000 hectares of land and coastal waters now permitted for mining activities, including several Schedule Four areas!
Mining is not only environmentally destructive, but the economic benefits are short-term, with the long-term costs falling upon the local community.
BOAT OWNERS, SURFERS AND KAYAKERS
We are inviting boat owners who wish to protect Coromandel Harbour to take part in the regatta, by sailing across the harbour from Preeces Point to McGregor Bay around high tide at 12.30.
Surfers and kayakers will launch into the water from Wyuna Bay.
JOIN US ON THE BEACH
The land-based event will include speakers and performances, rounded off by live music and a barbecue.
For more details or to register your boat in the regatta please contact Ruby 022 102 7414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
See here for more information about the permit in Coromandel Harbour.
See here for our latest media release on this issue.