Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 1, 2017 16:55:05 GMT 12
IWI 'EXCLUDED' FROM INPUT INTO SEABED MINING
South Taranaki's Ngā Rauru iwi is feeling excluded from full input into proposed seabed mining offshore from Patea. Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) is in Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) hearings over its application to mine 50 million tonnes of iron-sand a year over 65 square kilometres of seabed offshore from Patea.
"The risk of catastrophic damage through this underwater version of open cast mining is totally foreign to our concept of kaitiakitanga," Mr Davis said.....