UPDATE on KARANGAHAKE:

It was with great sadness that we read the announcement from New Talisman Gold that the Hauraki District Council has approved their ‘traffic management plan’, enabling them to, well, it’s still not too clear, but they are super happy about it. They say they are now mining,but they are very opaque about how they are planning to process the ore (so far, it looks like they can process enough to pay their CEO’s salary only!).

At any rate, it seems that they have activated the consents associated with the Bulk Sampling permits they have. We will of course be continuing to support the community in trying to prevent full scale industrial mining from being established here… still seems crazy that a community can have such a destructive and high risk industry forced upon them, compromising their livelihoods, lifestyles and way of life!

Kia kaha Karangahake!