14 Oct 2011

Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:52 pm on 14 October 2011

A Mount Maunganui marae was full to overflowing this afternoon, when iwi from Bay of Plenty and Hauraki, gathered to discuss the environmental disaster caused by the grounded container ship Rena; A Kaumatua on Motiti Island, which is only seven kilometres from the Rena, says it's currently too dangerous to start cleaning up the oil and debris covered coastline; Auckland's Ngati Whatua o Orakei hapu has international plans for its giant plastic waka shaped pavilion, once the rugby world cup is over.