Protect Karangahake had its beginnings around kitchen tables and in packed lounges, as our community gathered to discuss our response to New Talisman Gold Mines gaining permission to extract gold ore from the Karangahake Mountain.
Gaining numbers and momentum, and with support from Coromandel Watchdog, we are united in our opposition to mining in the Gorge.
We believe in the power of community, and the strength of standing and working together. We also believe the Gorge isn’t just our backyard, it’s also one of the New Zealand’s most popular recreational spaces and that fact should have been given more consideration when permission to begin minerals extraction was granted.
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Open Letter: Honour the Commitment to Protect Coromandel Conservation Land from MiningPrecious conservation land in the Southern Coromandel is under increasing pressure from mining activities. The Karangahake Gorge, an important ecological corridor and popular visitor destination, is currently being mined under a 'bulk sampling' resource consent by New Talisman Gold Mines. Deep in the hills behind Whangamata, Oceana Gold has been busy exploring for gold in the habitat of the world's most endangered amphibian, the Archey's frog. Now they have applied for a Mining Permit, over a massive 5000ha of Conservation land. Please sign the open letter and support the call to the Minister of Conservation and the Minister of the Environment to honour the commitment to protect this important habitat.1,792 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki