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Seabed mining in Taranaki — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on August 11th, 2017.

On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Authority released its decision to allow Trans Tasman Resources Limited (TTRL) to mine iron ore sand offshore in the Taranaki bight. The decision-making committee was split 2:2, with chairman Alick Shaw making the casting vote to approve the application which allows TTRL to extract 50 million tonnes from the seabed off Patea and […]

Cook Islands seabed mining – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on August 14th, 2015.

The Cook Islands seabed authority has opened up 120,000 square kilometres of seabed for exploratory surveying of minerals. Over the the next three months the island nation will be receiving tenders from interested parties seeking to undertake exploratory surveying in their Exclusive Economic Zone. Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown, speaking to Radio New Zealand’s […]

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