Conservation land under threat in Karangahake

New Talisman Gold Mines has consent to start mining activities on conservation land in the Karangahake area

The Karangahake Gorge is listed as one of the top 14 tourist attractions by Tourism New Zealand and for good reason. The area boasts multitudes of walking tracks, swimming holes, running and riding trails and rock climbing amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Karangahake Mountain. It is the perfect spot for adventure or just a relaxing day out at one of the many picnic spots.
In 2014, New Talisman Gold Mines were granted a non-notified resource consent to bulk sample 20,000 cubic metres of ore per year from Mount Karangahake over a 2 year period.   In June 2017 they started prospecting and site preparation activities, and in October 2018 they have begun the bulk sampling phase.  New Talisman’s stated aim is to take this historical mine back into full production – but this community has other ideas.  Check out our blog posts, follow us on Facebook, or join up to get involved and receive regular email updates about what we are doing to stop the mining.
Don’t let this priceless conservation land be ruined for other people’s gold.