14 Oct 2011

Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2011

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 14 October 2011

The leaders of Tauranga Moana iwi say there's been huge support from members wanting to help in the clean up effort of oil deposits from the grounded container ship, Rena; A kaumatua on Motiti Island says it's now too dangerous to start cleaning up the oil and debris covered coastline; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawke's Bay is holding a hui on the Rongomaraeroa marae at Porangahau tomorrow, to discuss a proposed paua re-seeding project, aimed at boosting the population of the shellfish; Central Auckland's Ngati Whatua o Orakei hapu has international plans for its giant plastic waka shaped pavilion, once the rugby world cup is over.