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Trans Tasman Resources Case 2017

Introduction.

In 2016, Trans Tasman Resources Ltd (TTR) applied to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to mine 50 million tonnes of the seabed a year (for 35 years) off a 66 sq km area in the South Taranaki Bight.  The EPA hearings began on 16 February 2017, and decision was released 3 August. 

EPA grants a marine licence to Trans Tasman Resources, 3 August 2017.

KASM documents relating to the case.

KASM expert evidence submitted to the EPA .

November 2016 KASM challenges redacted documents in the Environment Court .

The EPA agreed to TTR’s application to redact hundreds of pages of its application, so KASM (with Ngati Ruanui and Talley’s Fisheries) challenged this in the Environment Court – and won.  

2014 case – EPA refused consent .