Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki works from Te Moehau to Te Aroha, or Te Waka o Hauraki to prevent gold mining returning to the area.
Watchdog is an incorporated society, founded in 1980, and acts as an umbrella group for local Coromandel Peninsula groups opposed to gold mining. Watchdog focuses on research, public education, policy advocacy, political lobbying and direct action.
Over 80,000 hectares are covered by mining activity permits over the lands and waters of Te Waka o Hauraki, including within Schedule 4 areas
Karangahake, Whangamata and Mercury Bay communities are currently on the frontline