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Ka Nui! Enough Extraction Conference This Month


Ka Nui! Enough Extraction Conference This Month


Coromandel Watchdog has teamed up with other groups around the country to host the Ka Nui! Enough! Conference in Rotorua this month.

“This will be a place to discuss the real impacts of mining on our economies, communities, and environment. We will also talk about how we can all work together to protect our special places and people throughout Aotearoa,” said Coromandel Watchdog Coordinator Renee Annan.

This conference coincides with the New Zealand mineral industry conference sponsered by corporations like Newmont Gold, Oceana Gold, Bathurst Resources and Solid Energy.

Potential gold mining is one of the biggest threats to Coromandel communities. There is over 80000HA worth of land covered by exploration and prospecting permits on the peninsula including in conservation and Schedule 4 land. Newmont is also continuing to expand in the residential area of Waihi, with residents living with ongoing impacts from the mines.

“We will be sending a clear message at this counter-conference: we have had enough!” said Ms Annan. “This will be an excellent opportunity to network with people from other communities that are in similar situations and are also committed to moving forward sustainably.”


Ka Nui! Enough!
Dates: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August Location: Rotorua Convention Centre & Mataikotare Marae

Speakers: Dayle Takitimu (Te Whanau-a-Apanui) Drew Hutton (Lock the Gate Alliance Australia), Dr Susan Krumdieck (Canterbury University) and more . . .

Cost: $25 for the weekend or koha on the day.

Registration: to register email your name and contact number to kanuiconference@gmail.com
Accomodation: Mataikotare Marae

ENDS

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