seabed mining

Mining company loses appeal to mine ironsands off Taranaki coast

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by Trans-Tasman Resources to overturn a 2018 High Court decision quashing the original consents. Instead the Court of Appeal has found there were multiple errors of law in the approach of the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision making committee (DMC) when granting the original consents. It said the

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Ngāti Ruanui shuns greedy Big Oil

Ngāti Ruanui shuns greedy Big Oil attempt to save future attempts at sunset industry exploration Ngāti Ruanui shuns the new Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) advertising campaign starting tonight (Monday). It lobbies New Zealanders to ignore the seriousness of climate change. “Status Quo is not an option. “This Government- which has

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Iwi slams Oranga Tamariki

Government department hires company to spy on South Taranaki iwi

Security company Thompson & Clark Investigations was asked to monitor “issue motivated groups” such as the South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui. That’s according to a new State Services Commission report commissioned by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods. The security company was given the profiles and newsletters of groups opposing oil and gas exploration and

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Seabed mining appeal win

Taranaki iwi wins seabed mining appeal

South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui has won a landmark High Court decision to quash Seabed Mining off the coast of Patea. Overnight, the High Court at Wellington announced it will not allow Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) to mine iron sand off the South Taranaki bight. Te Runanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says this win

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Govt quietly grants mining exploration permit inside Māui dolphin sanctuary

A mining exploration permit has been quietly granted inside a marine sanctuary off the Taranaki coast to protect the endangered Māui’s dolphins. The decision, which was approved in May, has shocked conservation groups who were unaware of it. But the Department of Conservation (DOC) had been aware of Ironsands Offshore Mining Ltd’s application since March. It has voiced “significant concerns” about the safety

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