Would-be seabed miner Chatham Rock Phosphate appears to be
coming under pressure from the Environmental Protection
Authority (EPA), which this week requested additional
information in support of its application for a marine
Tempers flared at an Otago Regional Council (ORC) finance
committee meeting yesterday as councillors debated whether
its policies were clear enough for Port Otago's selling of
its leasehold land parcels.
Port Otago has changed its dividend policy in relation to its
100% owner, the Otago Regional Council, in part to underpin
future capital expenditure, including funding for its
''inland port'' at Mosgiel.