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Media Statement

For Immediate Release

TTR’s Lodges Notice to Court of Appeal to Seek Leave to Appeal Marine Consent High Court Judgment of 28 August 2018

On 21 September 2018 TTR lodged a notice to the Court of Appeal to seek leave to appeal the High Court judgment of 28 August 2018 regarding our marine consents for the STB iron sands project. 

The basis of the TTR appeal is that the EPA did follow a legally correct approach in granting a marine discharge consent to TTR - including a comprehensive set of consent conditions specifically designed to protect the marine environment and existing interests, particularly iwi.

Alan J Eggers

Executive Chairman

21 September 2018


TTR Appeal Decision 28 August 2018

TTR is disappointed with the High Court outcome released on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Of the eight different grounds of appeal only one was upheld and that was solely in relation to the correct legal meaning of “adaptive management” or the type of environmental compliance monitoring required to be incorporated in the TTR consents. Read more...

For Immediate Release

10 August 2017

TTR’s Marine Consent to Recover and Export Iron Sands in STB Approved

We welcome the Decision Making Committee’s (DMC) decision today to approve our Marine Consent to recover and export iron sands offshore in the South Taranaki Bight (STB). Read more...

9 November 2016

For Immediate Release

Trans-Tasman Resources Statement on Environment Court Decision


A Trans-Tasman Resources spokesperson said today:

“The decision of the Court has clarified issues around disclosure of sensitive data for all parties, including Trans-Tasman Resources.”

“We respect the decision by the Court and will release the technical information and third party economic data as directed. Given TTR’s commercial responsibilities we are confident that we have taken all reasonable steps in order to fulfil our duties to our shareholders and commercial partners with regards to the protection and safeguarding of confidential information and intellectual property assets.” Read more..


Friday 16 September 2016

For immediate release

Trans-Tasman Resources welcomes acceptance of EPA marine consent application to extract iron sands off Taranaki coast

Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) has welcomed the acceptance of its application for a South Taranaki iron ore project by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will be publicly notified shortly. Read more..

Media Statement

Updated 25 August 2016 

Trans-Tasman Resources lodges EPA marine consent application to extract iron sands off South Taranaki coast 

Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) has today lodged a Marine Consent application with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for our proposed South Taranaki Bight (STB) iron sands mining project. Read more...