We have asked the Coromandel candidates and the Conservation spokespeople from each party to give us clear statements on exactly where they stand on extending Schedule 4, and protecting Karangahake conservation land from mining. We have received replies from Labour and the Greens, affirming both parties commitment to extending Schedule 4. Furthermore, the Greens have … Continue reading 2017 Election – which party will protect Karangahake from mining?
Saturday's Rally for the Mountain was split in two, when a boulder smashed into SH2, closing the Gorge and separating rally-goers. About 150 people gathered at the Waikino Hall, and another 150 at the Karangahake Hall. We were amazed to have so many people show up, despite extreme circumstances, and SO many people getting turned … Continue reading Not even a 3-tonne boulder could stop us!
An ex-DOC worker arrested this morning for standing in front of mining vehicles on public conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge says DOC is unable to fulfil their protection and advocacy role, so members of the public are left to do it instead. Karangahake local Rebecca Gribble says her decision to remain on the road … Continue reading Ex-DOC worker arrested on public conservation land
The Karangahake community stood their ground yesterday morning to stop mining company New Talisman Gold from entering the mining site on conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge. More than 30 people stood in front of the gate to the mining site, halting work vehicles from entering for more than two hours. Nine people were physically … Continue reading Standing Ground
Today a group of us went for a bushwalk and scaled down a cliff to reach the back of New Talisman's mining operation - the site known as the Portal Pad. We stood outside their fencing to bear witness, and record what is happening. New Talisman are still locking a now completely unnecessary gate at … Continue reading Up close at the mine site on Mt Karangahake
Our Wellington trip was such a great success! We gathered supporters to Parliament’s grounds to stand with Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki presenting their petition calling for the extension of Schedule 4 to protect Mount Karangahake and ALL the conservation land of the Coromandel-Hauraki region. The petition was handed to Catherine Delahunty by Cath Wallace, long … Continue reading Karangahake community takes fight for mountain to beehive
The Karangahake community has vowed to double the resistance in its bid to stop mining in the Karangahake Gorge, following gold mining company New Talisman’s claim to have have “struck gold” this week. Karangahake local Susan Durcan says; “No matter how much gold they find it will not change the fact that kiwis are being … Continue reading Gold fever doesn’t faze Karangahake community
Greens MP Catherine Delahunty swapped her Beehive-friendly formal shoes for a pair of red-bands when she hiked up Mt Karangahake this afternoon to declare her support for the local community currently opposing mining in the heart conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel Peninsula. Delahunty said she made the special visit because she wanted locals … Continue reading Greens MP Catherine Delahunty condemns mining in Karangahake
Locals and supporters from across the wider community came together last Sunday in the iconic Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel Peninsula, to protest the locking up of conservation estate and the locking out of the local people while destructive mineral exploration took place. We marched up into the heart of this native forest and gathered outside the … Continue reading Protest walk to the locked gate
Mining operations began today on Mt Karangahake, despite strong opposition from the Karangahake community. Locals out bushwalking this afternoon in the Karangahake Gorge, an iconic conservation estate area in the Coromandel Peninsula, were shocked to discover a locked gate blocking the path of their usual walking route, protected by a team of security guards, and … Continue reading Locals upset to find mining operations underway in Mt Karangahake