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Seabed mining in the Pacific has become a controversial topic - but New Zealand is willing to support nations who want to mine if they ask for support. File photo: Getty Images
October 10, 2019

Despite uncertainty over the environmental impact, some Pacific countries are pushing ahead with plans to mine their seabeds for minerals - and New Zealand has offered a helping hand. The New Zealand Government will help Pacific countries carry out seabed mining within their marine territories if asked, despite calls for a 10-year moratorium on the controversial practice.

 

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