Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki

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

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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.

Funds raised from this page will go directly to building our organisation's fighting capacity and toolbox to keep the Coromandel the idyllic and relaxing place it is to live and visit.

More about us

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki works within Te Aroha to Moehau, or Te Waka o Hauraki to protect this precious place from the toxic hardrock mining industry for over 35 years.

Watchdog is an incorporated society, founded in 1980, and acts as a support group for local communities opposed to gold mining.

Watchdog focusses on building strong community groups, research, public education, political lobbying and direct action.

One legislative change that Watchdog has achieved was Schedule Four protection of all Coromandel conservation lands north of the Kopu-Hikuai road in the enactment of the Crown Mineral’s Act.

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 18 Aug 2017



  • Tauranga Monthly Film Nights

    Tauranga Monthly Film Nights on 01 Dec 2016


    So pleased to give something back from the proceeds of the Film Night screening of "Disobedience" where Ruby Jane Powell was our superb guest speaker.


  • Thanks for your ongoing efforts for our Coro environment.

    Thanks for your ongoing efforts for our Coro environment. on 29 Nov 2016



  • Maggie

    Maggie on 06 Sep 2016


    Thanks for the good work you're doing to preserve our Coromandel environment.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 31 Jul 2016


    Carry on the great work, yay Coromandel!


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