Law & Regulation

Seabed miner offers hopes of NZ rare metal industry

Ian Llewellyn
Sat, 23 Apr 2022

Seabed miner offers hopes of NZ rare metal industry
Seabed miner says NZ could play new role in rare metals sector. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Sat, 23 Apr 2022
A would-be seabed miner has dangled the prospect of New Zealand filling a rare minerals void as the long-running legal battle over its project draws near to its next stage.Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) has been seeking to mine ironsands off the Taranaki coast since 2013. One consent was rejected by the regulator, a second attempt was given the go-ahead. However, after long legal battles, the consent was sent back to the regulator by the courts for the permit to be reconsidered.TTR chair Alan Eggers is now highlighting that, in addition to i...

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