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
Thank you to everyone who came last Sunday and made it such a beautiful event. For those who didn't make it you can check out our album on Facebook for a glimpse of the magic. The open letter calling for Labour and the Greens to follow through on their commitment to extend Schedule 4, which … Continue reading Mountain Glow
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?
Saturday's Rally for the Mountain was split in two, when a boulder smashed into SH2, closing the Gorge and separating rally-goers. About 150 people gathered at the Waikino Hall, and another 150 at the Karangahake Hall. We were amazed to have so many people show up, despite extreme circumstances, and SO many people getting turned … Continue reading Not even a 3-tonne boulder could stop us!
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
The Karangahake community stood their ground yesterday morning to stop mining company New Talisman Gold from entering the mining site on conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge. More than 30 people stood in front of the gate to the mining site, halting work vehicles from entering for more than two hours. Nine people were physically … Continue reading Standing Ground
Today a group of us went for a bushwalk and scaled down a cliff to reach the back of New Talisman's mining operation - the site known as the Portal Pad. We stood outside their fencing to bear witness, and record what is happening. New Talisman are still locking a now completely unnecessary gate at … Continue reading Up close at the mine site on Mt Karangahake
On Monday local Karangahake resident Linda Gilmore refused to let New Talisman Gold Mines vehicles access their mine site on Mt Karangahake. Gilmore, a local business owner, has lived in the area for 35 years and was forced to sell her home in Waihi after conditions became unbearable because of mining operations. “To hear a … Continue reading Grandmother blocking mine road
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 and supporters from across the wider community came together last Sunday in the iconic Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel Peninsula, to protest the locking up of conservation estate and the locking out of the local people while destructive mineral exploration took place. We marched up into the heart of this native forest and gathered outside the … Continue reading Protest walk to the locked gate