14 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 14 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 14 March 2012

Preliminary results from a study of kaimoana in the Bay of Plenty, show the recovery time from contamination by heavy fuel oil from the container ship Rena, has in some cases been amazingly fast; The Maori Council says it's expecting to hear over the next 10 days whether or not its claim on freshwater will be heard under urgency by the Waitangi Tribunal; The Government appointed panel charged with developing a national economic strategy and action plan for Maori, is seeking submissions on a discussion document it's just released; Finals tests have found an oil and gas drilling technique - criticised by environmentalists - has not contaminated water at a Taranaki production site.