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New Zealand: Trans-Tasman Resources allowed to appeal the overturning of its seabed mining consent

Author: New Zealand Herald, Published on: 30 January 2019

"Trans-Tasman Resources given leave to appeal quashing of seabed mining consent", 24 December 2018

Trans-Tasman Resources has been given leave to appeal the overturning of its seabed mining consent.

Leave was granted by the Court of Appeal...following an application by the mining company....

TTR is seeking to mine ironsand in the South Taranaki Bight, and it applied to the Environmental Protection Agency to take 50 million tonnes of ironsand a year from the seafloor between 22 kilometres and 36km off Patea to export to Asia.

The agency gave its consent in 2017, but opposition groups of environmentalists and iwi appealed that decision to the High Court which quashed the consents....

...TTR said its appeal would be based on the view that the agency followed a legally correct approach in granting the consent to TTR, including conditions specifically designed to protect the marine environment and existing interests, particularly iwi.

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Related companies: Trans-Tasman Resources