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  • Bid to mine ironsands off NZ seabed fails

    Bid to mine ironsands off NZ seabed fails

    Investment in resource extraction from New Zealand’s vast exclusive economic zone has taken a major knock, with a decision-making committee of the Environmental Protection Authority rejecting an application to mine ironsands from the seabed off the Taranaki coast.

     
  • Eco effects of ironsand mining ‘uncertain’

    Eco effects of ironsand mining ‘uncertain’

    The environmental impacts of plans to mine ironsands off the ocean floor in New Zealand’s South Taranaki are too uncertain for regulators to know how to draft rules to manage them, Environmental Protection Authority staff say.