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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 >>

Govt Will Receive Fierce & Relentless Backlash

Monday, 22 March 2010, 3:29 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The Government's decision to allow mining -- even open-pit mining - in pristine areas of Coromandel conservation land and our National Parks is contemptible, says Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Denis Tegg. More >>

Beware of Gold Miners "Spin"

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 3:35 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Statements by Newmont Waihi Gold Company and other miners (NZ Herald 18 March)1 that they are not interested in Coromandel conservation areas simply cannot be trusted, says Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Denis Tegg. More >>

Open The Floodgates To Extreme Hazards

Monday, 15 March 2010, 9:17 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Government plans to allow gold mining in steep, unstable conservation land above and bordering Thames township are "stupid and reckless, because mining will increase the risk of catastrophic flooding and landslides in the town", says Coromandel Watchdog ... More >>

Foreshore Mining Harebrained and Dangerous

Monday, 8 February 2010, 2:39 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

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Dairy Call In Right Decision.

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 1:33 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Environment Minister Nick Smith has made the right decision by calling in the cubicle dairy farm proposal in the Mackenzie Basin. Nick Smith points to the fragile and iconic nature of the environment, the importance of freshwater quality to the Government, ... More >>

Gold Miners Statements About Disruptions Untrue

Monday, 18 January 2010, 4:05 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

An allegation in a media statement by Newmont Waihi Gold’s External Affairs Manager Kelvyn Eglinton that "that press releases from Coromandel Watchdog that a protest disrupted the Martha Mine Open day are untrue", is itself untrue. "The Press Release ... More >>

No More Mining Protest at Waihi Gold Mine

Monday, 18 January 2010, 10:14 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Over twenty Coromandel residents, and members of environmental group Coromandel Watchdog, held a peaceful protest at Newmont Waihi Gold Co.'s, Martha mine at Waihi today. (Sunday 17 Jan). The protest took place during Newmont's "Open Day" at the Martha ... More >>

Coromandel Summer Campaign to Halt Mining Hots Up

Tuesday, 5 January 2010, 4:50 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Learn more about Waihi gold mining company Newmont’s overseas record and behaviour Watch the true story of our own communities stopping multinationals from destroying the environment! More >>

Coromandel Land Off-Limits To Mining

Monday, 21 December 2009, 10:59 am | Coromandel Watchdog

A peer-reviewed Landscape Assessment of the Coromandel Peninsula completely contradicts statements by Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee (1) ( 27 November), that some Coromandel conservation land presently close to mining has low conservation ... More >>

Bad Faith in Mining Negotiations

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 12:16 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) acted in extreme bad faith in an Environment Court assisted mediation regarding mining on the Coromandel Peninsula, says Coromandel Watchdog spokesperson Denis Tegg. The mediation was held in April, May, and June ... More >>

No to mining Coromandel conservation land

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 9:13 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki (Watchdog) is astounded by the proposal by Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee to open Department of Conservation land on the Coromandel Peninsula to mining. More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Wins Prohibition on Mining

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 12:18 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog has won a landmark legal battle to protect conservation and coastal land in the Thames Coromandel District from mining. In a decision released today the Court of Appeal has upheld Watchdog’s appeal from earlier decisions of ... More >>

   

 

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