NCEA Level 2 Geography
AS91245: Explain aspects of a Contemporary New Zealand Geographic Issue.
The Coromandel is where many Kiwis go on holiday. Renowned for its natural beauty – misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, the Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural treasures. But it is the treasure underground which is stirring debate on the peninsula. The Coromandel has a history of mining, from the first strike of gold in Thames in 1867 to the present day operations at the Martha Mine in Waihi. The land is rich in a variety of precious minerals. A recent stocktake by the government puts the value at $54 billion and they are proposing to remove ‘Schedule 4’ protection on some conservation land to allow mining. This proposal is being met with opposition from groups and support from others.
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Gold Rush was created in: 2010
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