4 Mar 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 4 March 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 4 March 2013

The Defence Force has appointed a new Maori Cultural Advisor, Warrant Officer, Tamaterangi Andrew; An environmental consultant in Bay of Plenty says seeing the wreck of the container ship Rena up close, has firmed his resolve that it needs to be removed from Astrolabe reef; Among the iwi group who visited the wreck was Rangi Butler from Motiti Island, whose residents have had their lives disrupted by the grounding; The iwi overseeing Pukerua Bay near Wellington says it supports a continued ban on fishing in the area.