“…Two positive developments out of the Hawkes Bay this week: Hastings District council has voted unanimously to take a precautionary approach when it comes to fracking
- and a wh?nau has ‘locked their gates’ barring Tag Oil from fracking on their land -
- resulting in TAG Oil backing away from the proposed exploratory fracking well in the area.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule said that “The aquifer is the life blood of Hawkes Bay and one of the most significant and pure forms of water in New Zealand.
Council will seek to protect the aquifer and other waterways as an immediate priority.
This could involve HDC’s formal opposition during a consenting process -
- and we will adopt a precautionary approach.”..”
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