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Labour & Greens Commit to Extend Protection in Coromandel

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:44 am | Coromandel Watchdog

On Tuesday Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, supported by Protect Karangahake, presented their petition calling for Schedule 4 to be extended to protect conservation land across the whole Coromandel Ecological Region. After the presentation, both the Labour ... More >>

Conservation Land Not For Sale

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:36 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is challenging the New Talisman gold miner’s claims that it is feasible to mine the conservation land on Mt Karangahake. More >>

Conservation Land Should Not Be Closed for Gold Exploration

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:31 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is calling on the Department of Conservation to protect public access and endangered species, not toxic mining activity, on conservation land. The group are very disappointed to see drilling resume in the fragile Parakiwai ... More >>

‘You shall go no further’ says community to mining giant

Monday, 2 November 2015, 2:25 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

In Waihi today, local community group Coromandel Watchdog have thrown an ‘unwelcome party’ for multinational mining giant Oceana Gold, on their first day in office after buying Newmont’s gold mining operation in New Zealand. A delegation of 30 ... More >>

Rising star to sing for the Coromandel

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:19 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

One of New Zealand’s rising stars on the music scene Estère, is playing at a fundraising event next Thursday for a Coromandel community group working to stop gold mining. More >>

Hundreds protest against mining in the Karangahake Gorge

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:13 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The sunshine came out for the 300 hundred people who gathered in the Karangahake Gorge to protest against gold mining operations which have recently started there. More >>

Shock as company gets go-ahead in the Karangahake Gorge

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:23 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Extensive mining activity is due to start in the beautiful bush clad hills behind the iconic Karangahake Rail Trail. More >>

Labour Party Mining Policy Welcomed

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:03 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

All conservation land, beaches and harbours on the Southern Coromandel Peninsula between Thames (Kopu-Hikuai Road) and Te Aroha will be included in Schedule 4 and protected from mining under a Labour-led government. More >>

Local Community Peacefully Delay Sched 4 Mining Activities

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 3:49 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel residents this morning delayed mining activities in Schedule 4 in the Coromandel Harbour. More >>

Coromandel Residents Say Hands Off Schedule 4

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 11:08 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Residents Say Hands Off Schedule 4 Coromandel residents, CLAIM and Coromandel Watchdog have blocked mining activities in the Coromandel Harbour this morning to protect Schedule Four. “Schedule 4 was created to protect our most precious places ... More >>

Waihi Not a Fantasy – Warning to Whangamata District

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 5:12 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Over 60 people attended a Watchdog hosted public meeting in Whangamata on Sunday to hear the warning from Waihi residents that living in a mining town is not as romantic as it’s made out to be – information and undertakings to protect homeowners and ... More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Activists Camping on Gold Drill Rig

Sunday, 7 July 2013, 1:51 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Watchdog activists peacefully shut down a Newmont gold drilling rig in the Parakiwai Valley since 8am on Saturday July 6. More >>

Regatta to Stop Mining in Schedule 4 Waters

Monday, 13 May 2013, 6:53 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Lobby Against Indiscriminate Mining (CLAIM) and Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki will be hosting a regatta next weekend to celebrate the value of the Coromandel Harbour and oppose plans to mine it. More >>

Correnso Decision Sets Bad Precendent For Homeowners

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 5:03 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

“The decision to allow Newmont’s Correnso gold mine to go ahead opens the door for corporates to trample on the rights of homeowners and sets an extremely dangerous precedent in New Zealand,” said Coromandel Watchdog Coordinator Renee Annan. More >>

Broken Promise: DOC Grants Access to Schedule 4 Land

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 11:56 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Broken Promise: DOC Grants Access to Schedule 4 Land for Mineral Exploration Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is shocked that the Ministry of Conservation has granted access for prospecting on Schedule 4 land to mining companies in the Coromandel and in the ... More >>

Watchdog on the Road to Save the Coromandel

Sunday, 30 December 2012, 8:44 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Today Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki launched its summer roadtrip to celebrate the unique nature of this special holiday destination and raise awareness of the threats posed to the area from mining. The Watchdog crew will be at markets and festivals ... More >>

The Destructive Effects of Mining Boom-and-Bust Cycles

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 9:29 am | Coromandel Watchdog

The issues raised last week by the Buller District Council,at the Parliamentary Select committee hearing considering amendment of the Crown Minerals Act,offer a cautionary tale for the Coromandel. Thames Coromandel District Councilplanners and community ... More >>

Ka Nui! Enough Extraction Conference This Month

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 10:00 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog has teamed up with other groups around the country to host the Ka Nui! Enough! Conference in Rotorua this month. More >>

Coromandel Gives Newmont Message: No More Mining

Monday, 26 March 2012, 3:59 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel communities are in protesting in Waihi today outside Newmont Golds' Waihi Office opposing expansion of gold mining on the peninsula. More >>

Protesters Send Miners Home for Christmas

Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 11:50 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Today a group of locals and regular visitors to the Coromandel have visited the gold mining rig which is once again in the Parakiwai valley, just south of Whangamata. The protest is being organised by Earthwatch Whangamata with support from Coromandel ... More >>

 

 

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