23 Dec 2011

Manu Korihi News for 23 December 2011

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 23 December 2011

A meatworker at CMP's lamb processing plant in Marton, says Christmas will still be hard, despite workers being allowed back at work next week; The Gisborne Council has agreed to support an initiative by Ngati Porou Fisheries, for the Cawthron Institute to collect physical and biological data on the quality of sea water between Poverty Bay and East Cape; Women's Refuge is encouraging people to offer all the support possible during the festive season, to any woman they know in a violent relationship, who's struggling to provide for her whanau; A kaitiaki on Motiti island in the Bay of Plenty, says there are a couple of small positives to oil and debris from the container ship Rena, polluting the foreshore and sea near the island.