A Radio New Zealand International interview with the Deep Sea Mining Campaign
14 July 2014
In this episode of RNZI Dateline program, Deep Sea Mining campaign’s communications coordinator, Natalie Lowrey talks about the lack of Free, Prior and Informed Consent in regards to Nautilus Solwara 1.
Interview starts at 13:30 minutes
PHOTO: This photo was posted by Dennis A. Kosam in the Sharp Talk Facebook page. Last week, a man from Messi village, in the Central West Coast Namatanai of New Ireland province put up a “gorgor” at the proposed Solwara 1 project site for the experimental seabed mining. In New Ireland society, the “gorgor protocol” is our traditional law. Ships or vessels by Nautilus MUST NOT venture into this area prohibited by the “gorgor”.
If Nautilus breaches this area and enters illegally, we have ALL the right under kastom to destroy the vessels or ship. Elders and villagers from adjoining villages have caution the National Government to critically address the issue from the bottom up. Traditional law over the environment must be respected by foreigners.