Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 19, 2018 16:21:57 GMT 12
IWI UNITE TO OPPOSE IRON-SAND MINING IN PĀTEA
South Taranaki iwi are united in their opposition to the iron-sand mining proposed offshore from Patea.
Earlier this month Te Kahui o Rauru, with Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Maori Fisheries Trust) joined neighbours Ngati Ruanui in lodging a cross-appeal to mining company Trans-Tasman Resources' attempt to overturn a High Court judgment that ended its ability to mine.
The company was given consent to mine in August 2017, but iwi, environmental and fishing interests appealed the consent to the High Court.
The court's Justice Peter Churchman said granting a discharge consent on insufficient information was unlawful, and sent the matter back to the Environmental Protection Authority......