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Iwi Membership Card

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust is proud to present the ‘Iwi Membership Card’ Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust has collaborated with various businesses to bring all registered members of Ngāti Ruanui a range of benefits and discounts. Current card benefits are: Ngati Ruanui Healthcare – Free GP Visits all ages Hawera Cinema 2 …

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Allowing seabed mining in New Zealand is a decision you need to be a part of

This week massive seabed mining was approved off the Taranaki coast. Former environmental lawyer Dale Scott believes the potentially flawed application of the law will have significant consequences for all of New Zealand. At every level, environmental issues raise the most pressing questions of who gets the benefit and who carries the cost. In every …

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Whales will be affected by seabed mining, says expert

Seabed mining could send the blue whale population out of the South Taranaki Bight, says a marine mammal expert. Dr Leigh Torres, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University who has studied the blue whale population in the area, made one of thousands of submissions opposing Trans Tasman Resources’ application to mine 66 square kilometres off …

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Pope Francis wades in on sea bed mining decision

The decision to mine iron sand off the Taranaki coast has reached all the way to the landlocked Vatican City. Pope Francis’ representatives down under, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, said the decision was concerning. The Catholic organisation submitted on the application in October quoting Pope Francis’ message that “intervention in nature can have consequences which …

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