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Consent issues see Rocket Lab choose Gisborne over Canterbury for first launch site

Green MP's backyard will remain unblemished by multi-million dollar build — at least for now.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Rocket Lab began construction of its first orbital launch site — but it's not at the  Birdlings Flat, Canterbury, site cited as a suitable launch location by the Auckland-based startup last year, but Mahia on the East Coast near Gisborne.

The Birdlings Flat plan drew flak from local Green list MP

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