From Waatea news
"An East Coast iwi is reaching out to other tribes and the wider public to fight oil exploration off its shores.
Te Whanau a Apanui hosted a hui in Auckland at the weekend to discuss its response to the Government’s invitation to Brazilian company Petrobras to prospect for oil and gas in the Raukumara basin.
Chairperson Riki Gage says it found common interests with other iwi and with environmentalists.
He says in its drive to encourage both onshore and offshore exploration, the Government is ignoring its duty to look after the environment.Yes this government puts bogus economic development before everything. Value as dollars is first, and everything else is last equal. This 'structure' will need to be dismantled. Get your pickaxe and start dismantling.