Post by Kiwi Frontline on May 17, 2016 18:26:26 GMT 12
HERITAGE NZ ORDERED TO PAY OIL COMPANY 120K
Heritage New Zealand has been ordered to pay almost $120,000 to an oil company after it lost a court battle over the burial place of Treaty of Waitangi signatory Wiremu Kingi.
In 2014 Heritage New Zealand refused Greymouth Petroleum an archaeological authority for its Kowhai D site in the Waitara Valley in Taranaki, on the grounds it would disrupt the "wider cultural landscape".
The company appealed against the decision to the Environment Court in 2015 and in January this year the court found drilling would have no effect on cultural sites in the area….