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The Taniwha to be given more teeth

According to a document released earlier this week, the government has put up 2200 sq km of Taranaki land for potential oil and gas drilling, but with strict new rules over how successful bidders must engage with iwi.

"The new condition explicitly requires permit holders to engage with iwi on an ongoing basis, with specific early engagement requirements in relation to activities to be undertaken within 200 metres of areas of significance to iwi," said Ilana Miller, national manager, Petroleum and Minerals.

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Stuff: Taranaki onshore drilling block offer opens for tender

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