Locals upset to find mining operations underway in Mt Karangahake

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 … More Locals upset to find mining operations underway in Mt Karangahake

Spot the Gold

Protect Karangahake had a busy day on the mountain on Saturday 11th June, with about 15 members helping out with the monthly weed-busting. After a couple of hours work we managed to create a huge pile of weeds, focusing on the area behind the popular picnic pagoda on the way to Scotsman’s Gully track. At … More Spot the Gold

Strong message to Newcrest Mining

Last Sunday we sent a strong message to Newcrest Mining by returning to the drilling rig, we made it clear we will not tolerate their exploration programme under the shadow of Mt Karangahake. Twenty-five locals gathered early on Sunday morning to walk around the mountain, gaining strength from the mountain and the realisation of how precious this place is. We … More Strong message to Newcrest Mining