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Dom Post: Taking Kermadec arc off the mining map

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2010.

Research, Science and Technology minister Wayne Mapp says he supports the protection of the Kermadec region, and hence the restriction of any mining activity in the area. While the area is rich in mineral deposits, it is also virtually untouched, and seen as an important example of marine biodiversity. An excerpt: (read in full here) […]

Dom Post: NZ wages battle for diversity

Peter Griffin posted in on August 30th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about a two-day conference starting at Te Papa today in which scientists will highlight, and look at, the work being done in the Kermadec region of New Zealand’s waters. The area is being considered for mining, but is also being increasingly recognised as an important example of marine […]

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