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Mining By Stealth On DOC Land

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:54 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Oceana Gold has quietly released their plan to build a 6.8km tunnel under primarily high value conservation land at Wharekirauponga, an area of dense native bush habitat, home to the world's most endangered frog, Archey's frogs, in the Coromandel Forest ... More >>

Miners Announce New Waihi Pit But Downplay DOC Land Mining Plan

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 5:10 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Yesterday’s announcement of a new open cast mine in Waihi failed to mention the fourth mine that Oceana plan, a mine in Public Conservation (DOC) land behind Whangamata, says Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki. While Oceana Gold announced 'Project Quattro', ... More >>

Compounding The Toxic Legacy Of Gold Mining: Another Huge Hole In The Heart Of Waihi

Friday, 17 July 2020, 2:59 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog is disappointed to learn that multinational gold miner OceanaGold not only wants to build another toxic dump site in Waihi, they also want to put another huge hole in it. While Watchdog fully acknowledges the needs of Waihi's community ... More >>

Government Excuses For Inaction On Mining Not Working

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 7:20 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki rejects the Government’s excuses for inaction on toxic mining and their failure to honour their promise to ban mining on DOC land in the 2017 Speech from the Throne. “ While the pro mining lobby in Labour and ... More >>

Government Fails Conservation Land

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:33 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The Government has betrayed Conservation Land in going back on its pronouncement that it would allow No New Mines on Conservation land. Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is disgusted.   "This is a complete failure on the part of our Government. ... More >>

Judicial Review of Ministers for Mining Decision

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 11:36 am | Coromandel Watchdog

The community group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is taking Government Minister David Parker and Grant Robertson to Judicial Review for their decision to allow Oceana Gold to buy a block of farm land at Waihi for a new toxic mine waste dump. The Oceana ... More >>

Reefton gold mine subsidy undermines DOC land

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:59 am | Coromandel Watchdog

The Provincial Growth Fund giving $13 million to a gold mining project under DOC land on the West Coast is a disgraceful waste of public money says Coromandel Watchdog, a group fighting gold mining in Hauraki. More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Plans Judicial Review proceedings

Monday, 14 October 2019, 9:08 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is getting legal advice as they scope filing a Judicial Review against the decision made by Ministers David Parker and Grant Robertson to approve land being used for a new tailings dump at Waihi. More >>

Dam annoucement sabotages environment and due process

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 12:10 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is disgusted by the granting of a ‘ new application” from Oceana Gold for a tailings dump on productive farm land at Waihi, More >>

Coromandel Locals Protest New Talisman AGM

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:28 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Local people from the Karangahake Gorge and the 'Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki' group are holding a rally outside the AGM of the New Talisman Mining company at the Pullmans Hotel, Waterloo Quadrant in central Auckland from 9.30am today. More >>

Minerals Strategy Backward and Disappointing

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 9:41 am | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, a group with 40 years’ experience challenging gold mining, is describing the new Government Minerals and Petroleum Strategy as ‘backward and disappointing'. More >>

Select Committee Fails Coromandel Petitioners

Monday, 29 July 2019, 2:58 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki say the Select Committee has failed the Coromandel; the Committee has, nearly two years after receiving their petition, decided not to support the extension of Schedule 4 to include the Southern Coromandel. The extension ... More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Opposes Oceana Gold Judicial Review

Friday, 7 June 2019, 11:08 am | Coromandel Watchdog

The community group opposing large scale mining in Hauraki/Coromandel, Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, is opposing the Oceana Gold application for a Judicial Review of the Minister of Land Information's decision to reject their purchase of rural ... More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Challenges Government to Honour Promises

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 3:50 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that the Government’s failure to implement protections that have been promised by one or more of the coalition partners for years has resulted in a mining application being lodged against prime Coromandel ... More >>

No Place for Tailings

Friday, 3 May 2019, 6:58 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki welcomes decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to decline an application by Oceana Gold to purchase an area of rural land for a new tailings dam. More >>

Oceana Targets Pauanui/Opoutere for Drilling

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 12:20 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

New Zealand’s largest gold mining company, Oceana Gold, are targeting the south eastern beaches of the Coromandel with exploratory drilling due to begin just behind the iconic Opoutere Beach. More >>

DoC Web page promotes mining

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:09 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki are disgusted to see that the Department has recently developed, a web page titled ‘No new mines on conservation land policy’, which has the Department of Conservation praising the mining industry and its contribution ... More >>

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 >>