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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

2017 Election – which party will protect Karangahake from mining?

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?

Ex-DOC worker arrested on public conservation land

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

Karangahake community takes fight for mountain to beehive

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