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Gold fever doesn’t faze Karangahake community

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 condemns mining in Karangahake

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 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 … Continue reading Locals upset to find mining operations underway in Mt Karangahake