12 Jul 2018

Mining company given exploration go-ahead

From The Panel, 4:44 pm on 12 July 2018

The government has awarded an exploration permit to Ironsands Offshore Mining. The area for the exploration is the seabed inside the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary off the Taranaki Coast. Its a winter destination for the Southern Right Whale and home to the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.