Karangahake community occupy mine site for conservation week

Protect Karangahake members occupied conservation land on the 15th September, closed by DOC at the behest of gold mining company New Talisman Gold Mines last year. Ten Coromandel locals, including Ex-politician Catherine Delahunty, set-up camp in the middle of the portal pad used by the mining company, risking arrest, to highlight the need to protect … Continue reading Karangahake community occupy mine site for conservation week

Grandmother arrested and charged for obstruction

Linda Gilmore, 65, local business owner and grandmother has been arrested and charged for obstruction on Mount Karangahake on Monday. Gilmore chained herself to the gate on Conservation Land in order to block the mining vehicles from getting to the mine site. Gilmore says she is frustrated that the new Government hasn’t put in place … Continue reading Grandmother arrested and charged for obstruction