Mine firm may seek consent next year

Trans-Tasman Resources may be ready to apply for consent to mine 30 square kilometres of the South Taranaki seabed later next year, the company’s environment and approvals manager Andy Sommerville says.

There have been two meetings in Wanganui for fishing people to learn about the company’s ironsand mining proposals, one to hear from Mr Sommerville and one on Sunday to hear from people who opposed mining. Sunday’s speakers were Wellington man Jim Mikos and a representative from Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM).

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