Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 22, 2016 17:28:43 GMT 12
PROTEST HIGHLIGHTS PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CONCERNS IN NZ
Te Rarawa Chairman Haami Piripi says the iwi is looking to conduct direct negotiations with oil companies.
This follows the government's announcement that it will be offering five off-shore and on-shore blocks for petroleum exploration at the petroleum conference in Auckland today.
Petroleum exploration is a heated topic, with Te Rarawa already having an established relationship with oil company, Statoil. Their Chairman says they will have to resort to that tactic again.
"If the government continues with their plans, it's only right that we continue talking with companies who are successful in obtaining (petroleum exploration) licenses", says Haami Piripi, Chairman of Te Runanga o Te Rarawa…..