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Watchdog Calls For Clarity On Mining Concessions

Sunday, 12 December 2021, 2:01 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki wants clarity on mining from the review of the legislation governing conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand, as announced by the Minister for Conservation yesterday. The group, who are currently fighting to stop multinational ... More >>

Mining Permit On DOC Land An Utter Betrayal

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:35 am | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says the Government has utterly betrayed the public by allowing MBIE to grant a 40 year mining permit to Oceana Gold on Dept of Conservation land at Wharekirauponga near Whangamata this week. " It is appalling that this ... More >>

OIA Shows Mining Company A Risk to Rare Frogs

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:54 am | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

An Official Information Act request by Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki shows that Oceana Gold have been trying to put more rare Archey’s frogs at risk on Department of Conservation land in the southern Coromandel. More >>

Access to Justice Denied Under New Criteria

Monday, 10 July 2017, 12:54 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki spokesperson Augusta Macassey-Pickard says the organisation is disgusted to learn that the Government has quietly introduced new criteria for the Environmental Legal Assistance Fund that will restrict non profit groups from ... More >>

Government Puts Coromandel at Risk

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 5:42 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel residents are outraged after discovering Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is an investor in Antipodes Gold, which in partnership with Newmont Waihi Gold, is due to resume exploration drilling in the Parakiwai Valley behind Whangamata. More >>

Watchdog Plans for Mine-Free Coromandel

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:51 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki has made a substantial submission to the Proposed Thames Coromandel District Plan calling for mining to be prohibited, especially in residential areas and areas of high natural value. More >>

Proposed District Plan Needs Serious Strengthening On Mining

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:16 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog is supporting residents to submit to TCDC’s Proposed District Plan against the deeply woefully inadequate restrictions on mining. More >>

Newmont’s Got the Jemmy Under Waihi Houses

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 10:54 am | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

The Correnso decision is a disaster for the town of Waihi and the wider Hauraki/Coromandel area,with Newmont holding the jemmy under people’s homes,Watchdog has said today. More >>

'Gold Fever' screening for worldwide discussion on mining

Friday, 11 October 2013, 3:22 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

On October 17, Thameswill join dozens of communities worldwide to screen Gold Fever , an “eye-opening and inspiring” documentary about the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a remote Guatemalan village. More >>

Watchdog Challenges Candidates to State Views On Mining

Monday, 7 October 2013, 12:15 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Watchdog has challenged the candidatesstanding for positions in the Thames-Coromandel District to answerquestions on mining particularly their stance on Schedule 4, the District Plan, sustainable alternatives for the district and their commitment to ... More >>

Public Meeting: Whangamata District – the Next Waihi?!

Monday, 12 August 2013, 12:41 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog is hosting a public information meeting in Whangamata with speakers from Waihi and information about the mining threats to the Whangamata area. More >>

Coromandel Communities Betrayed By Schedule 4 Broken Promise

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 2:56 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

The permit granted for mining in Schedule 4 land in Coromandel this year is a serious betrayal of trust between the government and the communities of the Coromandel. More >>

Coromandel Watchdog Shuts Down Mining Rig for 30 Hours

Monday, 8 July 2013, 12:19 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

The Coromandel Watchdog group have withdrawn from the drilling rig in the Parakiwai Valley this evening having achieved their goal of stopping the drilling activity for more than 30 hours. More >>

Watchdog Slams TCDC's Misguided Proposal

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 3:40 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Coromandel Watchdog thinks that the Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) has set a new low for environmental doublespeak in New Zealand, by describing the mining of tailings potentially contaminated with heavy metals in Coromandel Harbour as “remediation”; More >>

Coromandel Residents Oppose Mining Survey

Monday, 28 November 2011, 3:42 pm | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Local residents and anti-mining group Coromandel Watchdog today blocked Newmont mining activities in forestry and conservation land in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames and then escorted them from the valley. More >>

Frog Expert Opposes Mining behind Whangamata

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 10:32 am | Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

An international expert on endangered frogs spoke recently to a community meeting in Whangamata. Dr Phil Bishop expressed strong support for protecting the region's native frog habitat from mining. More >>