I have never used this blog as a political blog, but because it does have some New Zealand readership, maybe I should have. But I will discuss proposed mining in the future. The National Government proposed last year some mining in the conservation estate, but it went down like a lead balloon. But I suspect it was a government making policy on the hoof. Kiwis just don’t want an irresponsible government such as the present one interfering with our conservation estate.
There is an article in one of today’s Sunday papers on proposed mining in the sea around New Zealand. So I’m a little mystified as to why the National government attempted unsuccessfully to gain public support for conservation estate mining when its fully aware of the proposal to tap the sunken treasures in the sea in New Zealand’s economic zone.