Consultation about mining on conservation land delayed

Coromandel Watchdog today had a call asking us for our thoughts on the delay of the consulatation on mining in the Conservation Estate. So, it has officially been delayed? We were told September, but had worked out it was late – but how late? And why? The only report on this decision that we could…

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Rally For Conservation Land

We are having a Rally for Conservation on Saturday 25th, meeting 10.30am at the Parakiwai Quarry Road DOC carpark. Bring a picnic, bring a sign, bring a friend! In Sept the Government is going to be consulting with the public about whether or not we should havbe mining on our Conservation land. Obviously we shouldn’t…

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Public Meeting ~ Whangamata Tuesday 14/08/2018

We are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 14th Aug, from 7pm at the Whangamata Hall Supper Room. As many of you may know, Oceana Gold are drilling in the Wharekirauponga/Parakiwai Area. They are agressively exploring for gold, clearing bush, setting up camps etc. They have helicoptered in all their gear. They have an access…

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OIA Shows Mining Company A Risk to Rare Frogs

An Official Information Act request by Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki shows that Oceana Gold have been trying to put more rare Archey’s frogs at risk on Department of Conservation land in the southern Coromandel. The OIA shows that Oceana Gold had approached the Department of Conservation to propose a variation to their Access Arrangement that…

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