Coromandel Watchdog Plans Judicial Review proceedings

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is getting legal advice as they scope filing a Judicial Review against the decision made by Ministers David Parker and Grant Robertson to approve land being used for a new tailings dump at Waihi. “ We are seriously pursuing this option and have informed the Minister and Oceana Gold via our…

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New Minerals Strategy Out – and it’s not good…

The new Government Minerals and Petroleum Strategy is ‘backward and disappointing’. It is a lost opportunity to shift the focus away from the conventional mining we currently allow – that compromises our environmnet – to the re use of minerals from electronic waste. We hoped the Government had moved away from the contradictory rhetoric of…

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Another Tailings Dam (Impoundment) at Waihi? No thanks!

We were very pleased and relieved to learn recently that Minister of Lands, Eugenie Sage, had declined an application by Oceana Gold to purchase more than 170 hectares of land to support its mysterious ‘Project Quattro’, and to house a new tailings facility. The Minister declined it under the Overseas Investment Act for a range…

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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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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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