27 May 2009

Otaraua Hapu Land Occupation has ended : 27 May 2009.

Members of the Hapu have occupied the entrance to the Greymouth Petroleum well site since 22 March 2009
to prevent  the laying of a pipeline under a major waahi tapu , the Tikorangi Pa.

Spokesman, David Doorbar said,
"It is important oil companies who work in our communities understand the impact they
have, not just on tangata whenua but on the wider farming community ... for ourselves we feel we have achieved the outcomes of why we undertook this occupation. Greymouth Petroleum did not drill through Tikorangi Pa. It remains to be seen whether or not we have to return to any form of peaceful occupation in the future."