T.A. Sayers

From Sunday Morning, 7:47 am on 13 March 2016

It's been more than four years since the cargo ship Rena smashed into the Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand's worst ever maritime disaster. Now a coalition of conservationists, scuba divers, recreational fishers and local Maori are campaigning to protect the reef through a temporary ban on fishing within roughly 5.5km of the reef. One of the leaders of the campaign is TA Sayers - he's a marine biologist who whakapapa's to the Motiti Islands and is acting as a technical consultant for the Motiti Rohemoana Trust.