22 Sep 2017

Allegations fuel crisis caused by unlicenced kauri digger

From Checkpoint, 5:23 pm on 22 September 2017

In addition to this story above, MPI would like us to make it clear that swamp Kauri diggers do not have to have pre-dig inspections by the Ministry. It's not mandatory .

However it  asks Kauri diggers to notify them of planned digs so it can inspect the site.

A spokesperson said diggers do notify it of planned digs, but he says it doesn't have to inspect the sites.