Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Māui gas rig platform

Māui gas rig platform

The question of whether the Crown owned the seabed became more urgent in the late 20th century as new technologies – such as seabed drilling for oil and gas – opened it up to exploitation.

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Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Challenge and controversy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Mark Hickford, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015