24 March 2009 - Otaraua Hapu of Tikorangi takes stand against drilling by Greymouth Petroluem and occupies the well site entrance.
This is their Notice of Intent:
Otaraua Hapu wish to advise
that we are occupying the Petrocorp work site on Ngati Maru road for the sole purposes
of protecting the Tikorangi Pa waahi tapu site from sub-surface drilling by Greymouth Petroluem.
Otararau Hapu intends to undertake a peacefull occupation until the issues are dealt with reasonably by Greymouth Petroluem.
These are my neighbours and this is the Tikorangi Pa waahi tapu site.