22 April 2009

Otaraua Hapu Land Occupation continues - Update 12 May : Members of the Hapu have occupied the entrance to the Greymouth Petroleum well site since 22 March to prevent the laying of a pipeline under a major waahi tapu , the Tikorangi Pa.

Otaraua Hapu replaced their main tent with a Portacom on 21st April - with fresh snow covering the mountain and the cold weather the Portacom is necessary.
At the sametime Greymouth Petroluem announced they plan to divert the pipleine and lay it around the waahi tapu site.

The occupation continues by Otaraua Hapu.
There are still unresolved issues.