No-show from oil protest iwi when it had the chance, Crown says

Wed, 06 Jun 2012

By Pattrick Smellie June 6 (BusinessDesk) - The East Cape iwi at the centre of an attempt to overturn oil exploration licences granted to Brazilian oil giant Petrobras chose not to engage with government officials when the chance arose to raise concerns over deep-sea exploration, the Wellington High Court has heard. Lawyers for the Minister of Energy were presenting in the case taken by Greenpeace, the global environmental group, and Te Whanau a Apanui iwi, who claim the government breached both Treaty of Waitangi and environmental assessmen...

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