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Helen Clark said she could scarcely believe what she was reading – and she's had emails from Winston Peters. The former PM tweeted on Tuesday about the plan to mine a 23-million-year-old treasure trove of fossils near Middlemarch for pet food.

The scandal over Foulden Maar has reached critical mass – meaning nearly everyone is critical of Australian-based mining company Plaman Resources' plans.

Discovered not so long ago, the former crater lake has revealed an internationally significant and nationally unique collection of fossils built up over 120,000 years. Before Foulden Maar, scientist Daphne Lee said we knew of seven

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