Collaborative effort sees success for the protection of the environment

2018-08-31T04:12:22+00:00August 31st, 2018|

A collaborative effort has seen a successful result in the High Court for iwi and the environment this week. The High Court has quashed the Environmental Protection Authority’s Decision-Making Committee’s (DMC) decision allowing Trans Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) to mine 50 million tonnes of iron sand from the deep sea floor, off the coast of Pātea in Taranaki. The activity would have seen 45 million tonnes of waste sediment discharged into 65 km² [...]

Te Wai Māori Trust – Freshwater Fish Bill Comments for Feedback

2018-08-22T02:31:18+00:00August 21st, 2018|

Tēnā koutou katoa, As you may be aware, the Department of Conservation is progressing a bill to amend the Conservation Act 1987. This amendment bill, titled the Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill, is said to be aimed at “cleaning up” the provisions to the act pertaining to indigenous freshwater fish. It also revokes some provisions in the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983. The bill has been introduced to Parliament and is currently in its [...]

Rāhui – Bay of Islands

2018-08-22T02:30:04+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Kia ora e te iwi - the entire Bay of Islands is off limits again for collecting shellfish because high of toxin levels. The health warning extends to the outer heads between Cape Wiwiki to Cape Brett and all tidal areas within the bay. Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina and other bivalve shellfish should not be eaten. Pāua, crab and crayfish can be eaten if the gut has been [...]

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