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Proposed District Plan changes for  Hauraki

Proposed District Plan changes for Hauraki

Posted September 30, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Hauraki District Council has notified a number of Proposed District Plan changes which consists of 130 separate items.

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Climate activists arrested after blocking Canterbury coal mine

Climate activists arrested after blocking Canterbury coal mine

Posted September 28, 2020
Environmental

Police have arrested 10 Extinction Rebellion protesters who blocked the entrance to Bathurst's coal mine in Canterbury earlier today. The...

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Daylight Saving Time!

Daylight Saving Time!

Posted September 26, 2020
Environmental

Remember to turn your watches and clocks forward an hour before you go to bed tonight!

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Godwits winging it home to Pūkorokoro Miranda from Alaska

Godwits winging it home to Pūkorokoro Miranda from Alaska

Posted September 25, 2020
Environmental

Through modern technology and global co-operation Miranda Shorebird Centre has a grandstand seat as one of the most dramatic events...

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Groups plan to stop Minerals Forum next month

Groups plan to stop Minerals Forum next month

Posted September 24, 2020
Business , Environmental

Church groups, students, climate activists, anti-mining protectors and individuals from across the country have announced they plan to stop this...

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OceanaGold Projects Update

OceanaGold Projects Update

Posted September 23, 2020
Business , Environmental , Podcasts

Kit Wilson, Senior Communications Advisor for OceanaGold called in for a catch up about local operations.Brian Gentil had some interesting...

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Support from Farmers

Support from Farmers

Posted September 23, 2020
Business , Environmental , Politics

Labour says it will support farmers and growers to get greater returns for their hard work by committing an initial...

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The Great Kererū Count Is On

The Great Kererū Count Is On

Posted September 21, 2020
Environmental

Kererū Discovery is calling for all kiwis to get out and count kererū. Kererū only live in Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you love their classic white singlets, their whooping wingbeats, or their awesome air shows, kererū are unique to Aotearoa...

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Coromandel Watchdog calls for Immediate Moratorium

Coromandel Watchdog calls for Immediate Moratorium

Posted September 15, 2020
Environmental

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is calling on the Government to place an immediate moratorium on accepting or granting any prospecting,...

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High Court Approval for OceanaGold to buy Waihi farms

High Court Approval for OceanaGold to buy Waihi farms

Posted September 11, 2020
Business , Environmental

The High Court has given the nod of approval to allow OceanaGold's purchase of 178 hectares of Waihi farmland to...

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Watercare granted two consents for Waikato River water

Watercare granted two consents for Waikato River water

Posted September 09, 2020
Environmental , Council Matters

Two consents granted by Waikato Regional Council mean Watercare can continue to maximise the amount of water it can treat...

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Forest & Bird Call For No New Mines On Conservation Land

Forest & Bird Call For No New Mines On Conservation Land

Posted September 09, 2020
Environmental

New mining activities have been approved across more than 150,000 hectares of public conservation land since 2017, Official Information Act...

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Urban Homes Whitianga Open Showhome is worth a good look

Urban Homes Whitianga Open Showhome is worth a good look

Posted September 04, 2020
Business , Podcasts , Environmental

Brian Gentil welcomed Deane Sanders to his Gold FM Breakfast Show to talk about the Urban Homes Show Home that...

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The Great Kererū Count is coming soon

The Great Kererū Count is coming soon

Posted September 04, 2020
Environmental

The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of...

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Earthquake jolts some awake

Earthquake jolts some awake

Posted August 30, 2020
Environmental

Some people in Auckland and Bay of Plenty had an early morning wake up this weekend with a Magnitude 5.2...

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Auckland Zoo celebrates baby rhino's arrival

Auckland Zoo celebrates baby rhino's arrival

Posted August 26, 2020
Environmental

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first baby rhino in 20 years – a healthy female delivered by...

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Takahē Deaths After Aerial 1080 Predator Control Highlights Conservation Challenges

Takahē Deaths After Aerial 1080 Predator Control Highlights Conservation Challenges

Posted August 26, 2020
Environmental

The Department of Conservation says three takahē have died after aerial 1080 predator control in Kahurangi National Park, one likely...

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Plan to tackle problem plastics and seven single-use plastic items announced

Plan to tackle problem plastics and seven single-use plastic items announced

Posted August 13, 2020
Environmental

Following the success of the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags, the Government now has plans to phase out...

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Three Waikato effluent cases result in fines

Three Waikato effluent cases result in fines

Posted August 13, 2020
Environmental

Three separate court cases against Waikato farmers have found they each unlawfully discharged farm effluent into the environment. The three...

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Mining Permit on DOC Land an Utter Betrayal

Mining Permit on DOC Land an Utter Betrayal

Posted August 07, 2020
Environmental

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says the Government has utterly betrayed the public by allowing MBIE to grant a 40 year...

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Miners Announce New Waihi Pit but Downplay DOC Land Mining Plan

Miners Announce New Waihi Pit but Downplay DOC Land Mining Plan

Posted July 18, 2020
Business , Environmental

Yesterday’s announcement of a new open cast mine in Waihi failed to mention the fourth mine that Oceana plan, a...

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Compounding the Toxic Legacy of Gold Mining: Another huge hole in the heart of Waihi

Compounding the Toxic Legacy of Gold Mining: Another huge hole in the heart of Waihi

Posted July 17, 2020
Environmental

Coromandel Watchdog is disappointed to learn that multinational gold miner OceanaGold not only wants to build another toxic dump site...

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Coromandel Town residents please conserve water

Coromandel Town residents please conserve water

Posted July 17, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

This week's storm has put pressure back on the water treatment plant in Coromandel Town. While the water is safe...

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New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council

New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council

Posted July 17, 2020
Council Matters , Business , Environmental

A new mining proposal could mean Waihi’s Cornish Pumphouse is on the move once more. The replacement of the Council’s...

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Huge Mining Project Announced for Waihi

Huge Mining Project Announced for Waihi

Posted July 17, 2020
Business , Environmental

Mining company OceanaGold has announced their intention to apply for consent to build a significant new project in Waihi. Named...

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Coromandel Town boil water notice lifted

Coromandel Town boil water notice lifted

Posted July 13, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Coromandel Town boil water notice lifted

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Boil Water Notice for Coromandel Town still in place

Boil Water Notice for Coromandel Town still in place

Posted July 08, 2020
Council Matters , Health , Environmental

Thames Coromandel District Council says their team are working around the clock to get the Treatment Plant servicing Coromandel Town...

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Tanker water available free in Coromandel Town during boil water notice period

Tanker water available free in Coromandel Town during boil water notice period

Posted July 07, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Thames Coromandel District Council has stationed a water tanker at the parking area opposite our service centre at 355 Kapanga...

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Coromandel Town: boil water notice

Coromandel Town: boil water notice

Posted July 07, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

In conjunction with The Medical Officer of Health, acting under the Health Act, 1956, the Thames-Coromandel District Council has issued...

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Waikato gets $5.5m in funding for quick-start projects to improve fresh water

Waikato gets $5.5m in funding for quick-start projects to improve fresh water

Posted July 05, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental , Business

Waikato Regional Council has secured $5.535 million in Government funding for quick-start restoration projects.

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Kiwis counting birds for the NZ Garden Bird Survey June 30, 2020

Lightning strike cuts power June 27, 2020

Climate change to be included in all council decision making June 26, 2020

The NZ Bird Garden Survey starts tomorrow June 26, 2020

DoC and iwi at scene of whale stranding June 26, 2020

New protection for dolphins and support for changes to fishing methods June 24, 2020

Waikato Regional Council opposed to queue jumping June 24, 2020

Protect Karangahake calls for support for Coromandel Watchdog June 24, 2020

Court order to improve effluent system June 19, 2020

Air quality returning to normal after lockdown improvements June 12, 2020

Thames Coromandel Water restrictions eased except in Hahei which remains on Alternate Days June 11, 2020

Salvage operation underway on Whangamatā Harbour June 02, 2020

Water restrictions in Waihi and Waikino will be lifted today May 27, 2020

Shaky start to the week in the North Island May 25, 2020

Extinction Rebellion has a message for Labour Party MPs May 22, 2020

Matamata-Piako District Council fined $49,875 for discharge of wastewater May 21, 2020

Drought still biting parts of the Waikato May 20, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update May 13, 2020

Shop local and support local with Mountain Fresh and Gold FM May 12, 2020

Hauraki Refuse Transfer Stations update May 07, 2020

Shooting stars and a comet on show May 05, 2020

OceanaGold Update April 29, 2020

Warmer Kiwi Homes reboots in Level 3 April 29, 2020

Mercury Bay spat farm gets green light by commissioners April 29, 2020

Level 3 rules for hunting confirmed April 23, 2020

Rescue from Rangitāhua/Raoul Island April 11, 2020

Western Bay streams at near record low levels April 10, 2020

Tuis trilling in town...yeah right! April 09, 2020

Report of Level 4 lockdown breach no bull! April 08, 2020

Waihi and Waikino water restrictions still apply April 07, 2020

Two ducks wing it from Pipiroa to New Caledonia April 07, 2020

Work starts on ways to fast-track consents to boost recovery from Covid-19 downturn April 01, 2020

Regional Council responding to oil spill March 30, 2020

Hauraki District rubbish and recycling changes during lockdown March 27, 2020

Solar Farm Partnership Sought March 11, 2020

Former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has died suddenly March 06, 2020

Alternate Days water restriction still in place for outdoor water use in Waihi and Waikino. March 06, 2020

Government Excuses for Inaction on Mining Not Working March 04, 2020

Total watering ban lifted February 27, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update February 26, 2020

Hauraki Plains water supply maintenance in the pipeline February 14, 2020

Waihi community response to water shortage, heartening February 14, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update February 13, 2020

Waihi water supply recovering well February 13, 2020

Government Fails Conservation Land February 13, 2020

Hauraki District Mayor talks about Waihi water situation February 12, 2020

Latest update on Waihi Water situation February 12, 2020

Hauraki District Council summary of important information from today's water situation in Waihi February 12, 2020

Waihi still low on water - residents asked to boil all tap water for 3 minutes February 12, 2020

Total watering ban for Waihi Waikino February 10, 2020

5.5 shake up east of Tauranga February 05, 2020

TCDC declares tougher measures on water use as weekend approaches February 03, 2020

Waihi Waikino total watering ban changes January 30, 2020

OceanaGold Projects Update January 29, 2020

Wondering whether you need a fire permit for your brazier, charcoal bbq or to burn rubbish? January 20, 2020

Total watering ban Waihi and Waikino January 15, 2020

Fishery officers stop suspected illegal snapper sales - Thames January 14, 2020

Small Steps have GIANT consequences for Kauri Giants January 13, 2020

Waihi and Waikino Water restrictions January 10, 2020

Waihi and Waikino water restrictions are likely. Please conserve water where you can now. December 30, 2019

Kauri 2000 Trust Message December 30, 2019

Rāhui/prohibition placed on shellfish gathering in Te Mātā and Tapu December 24, 2019

Why do Shellfish Biotixin Warnings happen at this time of year? December 24, 2019

Marine biotoxin warning issued December 19, 2019

Spike's floody big adventure December 13, 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern Statement December 10, 2019

Civil Defence advisory issued December 09, 2019

Whakaari / White Island Erupting December 09, 2019

Thunder & lightning very very frightening December 09, 2019

Got a kauri in your garden? You may need a resource consent - TCDCThames December 05, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update December 04, 2019

Next phase of Pike River recovery underway in time for Christmas December 04, 2019

Seven farmers fined for pollution December 03, 2019

Dog control called for on Trig Track November 29, 2019

Reducing air pollution at the Mount November 28, 2019

Volcanic Unrest Continues at Whakaari/White Island November 18, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update November 06, 2019

OceanaGold jobs at risk November 06, 2019

More support for schools to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact November 06, 2019

Hamilton City council fined for discharge to river November 05, 2019

Recycling Week NZ: 21 - 27 October 2019 October 21, 2019

Waihi Beach Trig Trail scheduled for maintenance October 18, 2019

Smart Environmental narrowly avoids another fire October 17, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update October 10, 2019

October 7 is World Habitat Day October 07, 2019

OceanaGold welcomes positive decision for Waihi October 07, 2019

Green light for flood reduction work in Kaiaua September 26, 2019

The Great Kererū Count is On! September 20, 2019

Celebrate Conservation @ Sustainable Blue Backyard September 19, 2019

Sand sculptures, rat traps, conservation education and more at Envirohub event September 18, 2019

Protestors get their message across to New Talisman AGM shareholders September 18, 2019

Conservation Week 14 - 22 September celebrates 50 years September 17, 2019

Sustainable Blue Backyard Invite September 13, 2019

Nature Needs Us September 13, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update and more September 12, 2019

An Interview with Paula Bennett September 06, 2019

Caution advised at Buffalo Beach Whitianga September 04, 2019

Kerepehi water shutdown – 4 September September 03, 2019

Coromandel district to benefit from responsible camping funding September 03, 2019

MP asks Spark to cease work on Coromandel Town cell phone tower September 02, 2019

Hazards portal provides handy information for home buyers August 28, 2019

Forest & Bird opposes government funding for Coromandel Marine Gateway August 15, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update August 08, 2019

Regional council to show off how Paeroa’s new floodgates on SH26 operate August 02, 2019

Pre-hearing meetings held for proposed Kaimai wind farm August 01, 2019

Hauraki district to take urgent climate change action August 01, 2019

MP for Coromandel picks up Climate Change portfolio July 30, 2019

Emergency Services Exercise in Whangamata this Saturday July 26, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update July 24, 2019

Massive illegal haul of flounder and oysters shocks fishery officers July 23, 2019

Government grants for help with heating available for eligible home owners July 19, 2019

Whitianga's great pipes July 18, 2019

Remembering the 2012 Waihi underground mine fire July 17, 2019

Government funding tops off Kaiaua leg of Hauraki Rail Trail July 17, 2019

Safer journeys ahead for godwits and redknots July 15, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update July 11, 2019

Remembering the Rainbow Warrior and Fernando Pereira July 10, 2019

Getting inside the mining fence and Gold Story gets easier July 09, 2019

Severe Weather eases in time for School Holidays July 04, 2019

BOP Flood Room Activated July 04, 2019

Plastic not Fantastic from today July 01, 2019

BOP declares Climate Emergency June 28, 2019

Clear night skies ahead for many places to spot Matariki rising June 24, 2019

Are you ready if the worst happens? June 20, 2019

New drinking water reservoirs almost ready to flow June 19, 2019

Fine and Frosty Forecast June 17, 2019

Watch this Space! June 10, 2019

OceanaGold Media Statement June 07, 2019

Coromandel Watchdog Opposes Oceana Gold Judicial Review June 07, 2019

Coromandel MP drops in for chat June 07, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update May 29, 2019

Moving Day this Saturday for farmers May 28, 2019

Local Mayor out of touch with community - Protect Karangahake May 27, 2019

Earthquake swarm livens up Whakaari - White Island May 27, 2019

Good Gypsy Day planning key to preventing pest plant spread May 21, 2019

Drill rig installs water measuring tool May 21, 2019

Dirty Ridge - MetService are forecasting a mild Autumn week of weather May 20, 2019

Court action likely after men take more than 3,500 pipi from Bay of Plenty harbour May 20, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update May 16, 2019

Communities encouraged to reduce waste in face of rising costs May 14, 2019

Hauraki District Council's Kaimanawa drinking water supply project begins May 13, 2019

OceanaGold applies for Wharekirauponga mine permit May 12, 2019

Coromandel Watchdog Challenges Government to Honour Promises May 12, 2019

A cooler and windier week ahead May 12, 2019

OceanaGold Projects Update May 08, 2019

Sage leaves bad taste in Mayor’s mouth May 07, 2019

No Place For Tailings says Coromandel Watchdog May 03, 2019

LINZ explains process Oceana Gold’s overseas investment application May 03, 2019

Gold mining company disappointed at Minister’s decision May 03, 2019

OceanaGold's purchase of two Waihi farms declined May 03, 2019

Coromandel crayfish poachers are low-lifes April 24, 2019

Water restrictions in Waihi and Waikino have now been lifted April 23, 2019

Sprinkler restrictions still necessary April 18, 2019

Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa protests begin April 16, 2019

Lead up to Easter on a high April 15, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update 04.04.2019 April 04, 2019

TCDC Council Majority says no to Climate Change Declaration April 02, 2019

Large fine for leaching chicken manure into river March 28, 2019

Full moon, Supermoon, Harvest moon rising tonight March 21, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update 20.03.2019 March 20, 2019

Prime Minister Adern acknowledges the School Strike 4 Climate Action March 15, 2019

Pike River Mine re-entry March 12, 2019

Palms stolen from Waihi Beach property March 11, 2019

TCDC mitigating beach erosion at Flaxmill Bay March 06, 2019

OceanaGold Update March 06, 2019

Warm weather set to continue March 05, 2019

Sprinkler restrictions still necessary on alternate days March 05, 2019

Rallying call goes out for protection against mining conservation land March 05, 2019

Bird poo likely cause of Uretara River E.coli levels March 05, 2019

Waihi Beach Community Board speaks up about KiwiCamp facility March 04, 2019

Coromandel Town Goldmine becoming a popular sustainable business February 28, 2019

Total Watering Ban lifted in Waihi and Waikino February 26, 2019

OceanaGold announces maiden resource at Wharekirauponga on the Coromandel Peninsula February 25, 2019

OceanaGold Project Martha Update 20.02.2019 February 20, 2019

DoC opposes Kaimai wind farm proposal February 20, 2019

Total watering ban still in place - Waihi and Waikino February 18, 2019

MetService are forecasting what looks to be the wettest week this year. February 18, 2019

Total watering ban in Waihi and Waikino February 16, 2019

New fines on the way for Hauraki District dumpers February 15, 2019

Surf Lifesaving New Zealand urges caution due to large swell February 11, 2019

OceanaGold stands by family of miner February 07, 2019

Project Martha ready to start February 05, 2019

Kia ora to Indonesia January 31, 2019

OceanaGold Update January 30, 2019

Hellers prosecuted over mispackaged Sizzlers sausages January 30, 2019

Toxic shellfish warning should be taken seriously January 25, 2019

Spread the message about Kauri Die Back to avoid spreading the disease January 25, 2019

Coromandel Watchdog guards their backyard January 22, 2019

OceanaGold Update January 16, 2019

Wind farm submissions close 4.30 pm January 31 January 08, 2019

Spreading the Kauri Dieback message to avoid spreading Kauri Dieback January 08, 2019

Protecting Coromandel kauri – it’s up to you! January 04, 2019