Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

Our mission is to work within Te Aroha-Moehau / Te Waka o Hauraki to stop all mining and sustain the special nature of this place.

Location: Coromandel Peninsula
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2013

Protecting the Coromandel Peninsula from mining

Watchdog was founded in 1979 when the price of gold went up and exploratory drilling activity was happening all over the peninsula.

Watchdog has and continues to lobby local and national government to legally protect these special areas, as well as using non-violent direct action to show mining companies they are not welcome on the Coromandel.

In 1997, as a result of Coromandel Watchdog’s activism, the Kopu-Hikuai road became the line that divided the protected from the unprotected. All conservation and coastal land below this line is not protected by Schedule 4.

2010 was a big year for watchdog with a huge campaign alongside other environmental organization and New Zealander’s to oppose the government’s proposal to remove areas from Schedule 4. The government backed down after over 40,000 submissions and a massive public protest march down Queen Street.

Despite our win with Schedule 4, mining is still a danger to the unique and special nature of our peninsula. Schedule 4 leaves out huge areas of conservation land in southern Coromandel and what’s more the price of gold is approaching US$2000 per ounce. The threat to the Coromandel has never been so real.

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Comment by Renee Rose Annan on March 19, 2013 at 12:19

We are having a quiz night fundraiser for Watchdog in April! Join us for a fun night and help save the Coromandel!

Comment by Renee Rose Annan on October 31, 2011 at 16:16

Two cool events coming up! Hope to see some of you there!

Frog Meeting

AGM & Social Gathering

Comment by Renee Rose Annan on October 20, 2011 at 15:51
We had an AWESOME media workshop with Catherine Delahunty last night in Whangamata - lot's of budding spokespeople!

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