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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 >>

Coromandel Mining Protest

Sunday, 22 May 2011, 2:37 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog are tramping into the bush today to protest at a drilling rig in the Parakiwai Valley near Whangamata. More >>

Mining threat to Coromandel remains

Tuesday, 12 October 2010, 12:19 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

"The government's mining review back-down in May would have many thinking that Coromandel conservation land is no longer threatened by mining. The alarming reality is that high-value southern Coromandel Conservation Park land is being actively drilled for ... More >>

New Zealand mining bonds hopelessly small

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 3:27 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The bonds New Zealand mining companies have to provide to cover post-closure clean-up costs are "hopelessly small", says Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Denis Tegg. More >>

Half the Coromandel still saved from mining

Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 12:40 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The northern half of Coromandel conservation land will remain in Schedule 4 and will continue to be protected from mining -- "that's great", says Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Denis Tegg. More >>

Coromandel gold "find" announcement is suspicious

Friday, 16 July 2010, 2:31 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Environmental group Coromandel Watchdog is highly suspicious of the announcement by Glass Earth Gold and Newmont Waihi Gold of a "significant" gold find at Wharekirauponga ("WPK") on mature forested conservation land inland ... More >>

Overwhelming Case Against Gold Mining

Monday, 24 May 2010, 9:48 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Environmental group Coromandel Watchdog says that its indepth submission on the proposal to remove thousands of hectares of the Coromandel Peninsula from protection under Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act provides an overwhelming case for retaining ... More >>

Mining Protest at Peninsula

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 9:54 am | Coromandel Watchdog

A noisy group of protesters gave Gerry Brownlee a warm welcome to the Coromandel Peninsula today. More >>

Miners are ‘Flat Earthers’ ignoring global issues

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 9:39 am | Coromandel Watchdog

The recent march up Queen Street by 40,000 people opposed to mining led to desperate name calling by the mining industry, which labelled the anti miners as “Flat Earthers”. More >>

Latest figures show true extent of toxic legacy

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 9:37 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Toxic heavy metal contamination to waterways from the Tui Mine near Te Aroha by acid mine drainage has been measured at an alarming 5000kg each year, even thought the mine closed nearly 40 years ago. More >>

Brownlee’s Comments On Mining Just Not Credible

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 3:35 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee’s comments on the benefits of mining are just plain silly, says Coromandel Watchdog spokesman Denis Tegg. More >>

Image Shows Real Life Eden Park-Mining Impacts

Monday, 29 March 2010, 9:34 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Minister of Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has used an "Eden Park and postage stamp" analogy, regarding Government plans to allow mining on protected Schedule 4 conservation land. More >>

500 Underground Mines Needed to Meet Projections

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 9:26 am | Coromandel Watchdog

The Government has totally relied on a mining lobbyist Richard Bakers' "back of an envelope" estimates of potential gross gold and silver "value" --These are quoted in its discussion paper as $54 billion for the Coromandel, and $18 billion for Coromandel ... More >>

   

 

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