Submissions available on OMV Maari consent application
EPA update - submissions available on OMV Maari marine
This is an update on the
application by OMV NZ for a marine consent to complete their
development drilling programme in the Maari field in the
The submission period closed on 29 July.
The EPA received 148 submissions which are now available for
viewing. (Note: a small number of late and incomplete
submissions were received. We will advise in due course
whether these submissions have been accepted.)
submissions can be viewed on our website.
attached is a general information sheet about the
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
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