25 Feb 2012

Meeting on Monday over gas exploration plans

12:53 pm on 25 February 2012

Residents of a remote Taranaki settlement will meet on Monday, to hear more about plans by a British gas exploration company to drill in their area.

Kea Petroleum bought a permit from Genesis last year and plans to drill two onshore wells in Waikawau in northern Taranaki.

But Greg Calvert, who has lived there all his life, says the people have been kept in the dark about the plans and were not given important answers at a meeting last week.

Kea will meet the residents again on Monday, saying it will have the answers then.