Coromandel Watchdog Activists Camping on Gold Drill Rig

Published: Sun 7 Jul 2013 01:51 PM
Coromandel Watchdog Activists Camping on Newmont Gold Drill Rig
Watchdog activists peacefully shut down a Newmont gold drilling rig in the Parakiwai Valley since 8am on Saturday July 6.
“Activists have continued to camp overnight on the gold drilling rig, ensuring operations are unable to continue in this sensitive conservation area,” said Coromandel Watchdog Coordinator Renee Annan.
The rig has been off for over 24 hours and more Coromandel residents are joining the action today in a remote part of the conservation area.
“We are committed to protecting this habitat for endangered native species including one of the rarest frogs in the world, the Archey’s Frog.”
“We are here to represent all New Zealanders who value the environment and we believe mining in this beautiful environment and recreation area is unacceptable" Ms Annan said.
"By an accident of history this area is not protected by Schedule 4 but it should be, so we are holding our ground here to promote the values of this site.
Activists will be joined by residents who are gathering at the Parakiwai Quarry entrance to the forest park at 10am.

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