Select Committee has failed the Coromandel

The Committee has,  nearly two years after receiving our petition, decided not to support the extension of Schedule 4 to include the Southern Coromandel. The extension would protect the entire Coromandel Range (and Coromandel Ecological Region) from industrial mining, where now that protection stops at State Highway 25 Kopu Hikuai Road.We are still reviewing the…

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Select Committee

Coromandel Watchdog represent! Today presenting further evidence (and apparently explaining what Schedule 4 is) to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee – why Schedule 4 should be applied to the entire Coromandel Range, protecting the entire ecological region – and the entire Coromandel Range conservation estate from mining! The Government already committed to this,…

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Conservationists arrested on Conservation land at Karangahake

Local people from Karangahake and other parts of the Hauraki/Coromandel challenged miners from the 2018 AusIMM (Australia Institute of Metallurgy and Mining) NZ Branch Annual Conference who went to Karangahake to promote gold mining in the area – including on Department of Conservation land. Locals and visitors peacefully protested at the New Talisman mine site…

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