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Consultation with iwi and councils with an interest in areas being proposed for the 2013 petroleum exploration permitting round is now underway.
“Today we are contacting iwi and councils with an interest in the areas that may be tendered next year. Feedback received will inform final decisions about the make-up of the Block Offer 2013 competitive tender planned to commence by the end of April 2013,” says David Binnie, General Manager of New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, a branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
A new aquaculture development strategy to be launched in Bream Bay Friday the 9th of November aims to see aquaculture in Northland developed into a $300 million industry employing more than 700 extra workers in less than two decades.
The ‘Northland Aquaculture Development Strategy’ is due to be officially launched by the Minister for Primary Industries, David Carter, at NIWA’s Bream Bay Aquaculture Park on Friday 09 November.
The strategy has been developed over the past 12 months by the Northland Aquaculture Development Group (NADG).