26 Jan 2012

Iwi tables demand for Royal Commission into Rena

7:17 pm on 26 January 2012

Coastal iwi in Bay of Plenty affected by the Rena disaster, plan to table their demand for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the ship's grounding, at the national iwi leaders forum in Waitangi.

Te Moana A Toi iwi leaders group, which represents 16 iwi, wants an independent inquiry into the disaster to prevent another one ever happening.

Group chairman Charlie Tawhiao says they will be seeking support for their call for an independent commission of inquiry at the forum next week.

He says they will also be outlining the agreements made with Government about the long term recovery plan from the disaster.