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

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