Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

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Given by 15 generous donors in over a year

Will you help us protect the beautiful Coromandel from the toxic gold mining industry?


Here in the Coromandel we know the stunning coastlines, native forest and rolling hills are precious. Unfortunately gold mining companies also think they are precious are and keen to get there hands on to the gold which lies in veins.

This fight to protect our lands, waters, local economy and community has been going on since the 1980's and has gone through different stages.

From the original boom in the '80s which saw nearly the whole peninsula covered in permits to a lull throughout the '90s and early 2000's, to today, where an unstable economic market is driving up interest in the 'Hauraki Gold Field'.

In recent hearings Watchdog has sorely felt the lack of up to date and local studies on the effects of underground mining and we wish to commission studies to prove the devastating effects underground mining can have on the environment and species (us included!) it hosts.

Use of funds

To building our organisation's fighting capacity and toolbox to keep the Coromandel the idyllic and relaxing place it is to live and visit.

We focus on building strong community groups, research, public education, political lobbying and direct action.

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Latest update

We are taking the Govt to Court!  9 February 2020

So much going on - a review of the Crown Minerals Act (finally!), and we have filed papers to take our Govt to Court!

For more information, please check our website and follow us on Facebook!

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Pamela on 14 Sep 2021
sarah on 14 Sep 2020
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Guest Donor on 09 Sep 2020
Keep up the pressure to protect this beautiful part of NZ
ian on 28 Jul 2020
Great work guys, keep it up!
Brighid on 21 Jun 2020

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This page was created on 7 Feb 2020 and closed on 6 Feb 2022.