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Anti-mining activists taking NZ government agency to court over confidential documents

Jeremy Wilkinson | Stuff

Activists are taking a government agency to court over its refusal to release blacked out documents related to plans for a huge mining scheme off the South Taranaki coast. 396 more words

Environmental Impact

NZ: All eight Taranaki iwi united against 'misleading' mining company

Jeremy Wilkinson | Stuff | September 28 2016

Taranaki iwi leaders are claiming a seabed mining company is being deliberately misleading in its application to extract tonnes of iron ore from the region’s seabed. 609 more words

Environmental Impact

Release full NZ seabed mining application, opponents demand

Robin Martin | Radio NZ | 27 September 2016

Trans-Tasman Resources has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency to mine 50 millions tonnes of ironsand a year off the coast of Patea. 524 more words

Environmental Impact

Bougainville's Momis dismisses Panguna opposition

MOMIS: Lawrence Daveona doesn’t represent the landowners of the SML . He speaks for himself

Dateline Pacific | Radio NZ | 26 September 2016

Bougainville’s president says the claims of a dissident landowner leader are irrelevant as the PNG province aims to get majority control of Bougainville Copper Ltd.

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Papua New Guinea

Fiji upgrades environment unit to better monitor mining

Unit monitors State land and mineral resources

Serafina Silaitoga | The Fiji Times | September 24, 2016

THE Mineral Resources Department has upgraded its environment unit to properly monitor and control development of State land or mineral resources. 225 more words

Environmental Impact

Two un-named mining companies hired Chinese to survey New Britain Trench

Golden task for vessel’s maiden trip

Echo Yang | Shanghai Daily | September 24, 2016

CHINA’S first privately funded oceanic research vessel “Zhang Jian” returned to Shanghai yesterday after its maiden voyage off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. 165 more words

Papua New Guinea

Pacific warned against being exploited by seabed miners

ABC News | 21 September 2016

Researchers are warning that the Pacific risks becoming an experimental test centre for seabed mining if regional nations don’t adopt proper policies. 70 more words

Papua New Guinea