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Conservationists arrested protecting conservation land

Saturday, 15 September 2018, 3:43 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Today five individuals from Karangahake and other parts of the Coromandel , including former Green MP Catherine Delahunty, have been arrested for occupying conservation land at Mt Karangahake. They were peacefully protesting the mining activity that ... More >>

Hauraki/Coromandel residents challenge miners

Saturday, 15 September 2018, 12:40 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Local people from Karangahake and other parts of the Hauraki/Coromandel are today challenging miners from the 2018 AusIMM (Australia Institute of Metallurgy and Mining) NZ Branch Annual Conference who have come to Karangahake to promote gold mining in ... More >>

Native Frogs Need Protection From Mining

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:15 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says the latest report on the conservation status of our native frogs is a good reason to ban mining on conservation land. More >>

Oceana Gold Continue to Undermine Waihi

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:57 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The environmental group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki today expressed concern and disappointment at the announcement by Oceana Gold that they are applying for a consent to keep mining under the town and homes of Waihi. More >>

Spies and Government need to Apologise to Our Community

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:56 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The environmental group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that emails reveal spy firm Thompson and Clark were trying to use their relationships with MBIE officials to contact mining companies in the Hauraki region. More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Delighted with No New Mines Announcement

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:21 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, the organisation which has fought mining in the Hauraki/ Coromandel region for 38 years is delighted with the Ministers announcement that there will be no new mines on conservation land. More >>

The Bentley Effect: Award Winning Documentary & Director

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:58 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki are very excited to be hosting the Director/Producer of multi award winning film The Bentley Effect in Whitianga on September 29th. More >>

Watchdog Outraged Over MP’s Misinformation

Monday, 11 September 2017, 3:19 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is outraged that despite repeatedly correcting him, National Party MP Scott Simpson continues to publicly state that there has been no serious attempt to mine the Coromandel since the 1980’s and that there is not a ... More >>

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 >>



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