There is over 80,000HA of land in the Coromandel Hauraki region that is under permit for exploration for minerals such as gold and silver.
The social, environmental, economic and cultural impacts of mining would be devastating to our communities who deserve better than a boom and bust industry based on the fluctuating price of gold. We must act to stop this – sign our petition and visit our website to see other ways to support our campaign watchdog.org.nz/join-us
The first part of the petition asks to maintain robust protection of Schedule 4 land and extend it so it continues south to include all conservation and coastal land in the Coromandel Peninsula.
The second part asks to ban mining under homes which could potentially happen in Waihi soon in a case that is currently going through local body Resource Consent Hearings. Several residents groups opposed this application which proposes to go under a huge portion of the east side of the town. We need to support these residents as they oppose this consent which could set a very dangerous legal precedent for the rest of Hauraki Coromandel as well as the rest of the country.
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is a grassroots organisation that has stood alongside Coromandel communities for over 30 years to protect this unique area. Please help us save the Coromandel.