Post by Kiwi Frontline on Apr 23, 2020 2:59:52 GMT 12
SEABED MINING BID GOES TO SUPREME COURT
Trans Tasman Resources says it is going to take its bid to mine millions of tonnes of ironsands off the coast of Taranaki to New Zealand's highest court.
This month the Court of Appeal turned down an attempt to overturn an earlier decision quashing its original consents for the seabed mining operation.
The Court also found the Treaty of Waitangi principles were not adhered to.
"The kaitiakitanga relationship between tangata whenua and the marine environment and its resources is a relevant 'existing interest'. That kaitiakitanga relationship includes, but is not limited to, the stewardship and use of natural resources such as kai moana. The cultural and spiritual elements of kaitiakitanga must also be considered."
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui and Te Kaahui o Rauru were among a group including, iwi, environmental and fisheries groups that lodged cross appeals......