If the police suspect something untoward is going on then the sensible step is to engage with Te Whanau a Apanui on reasonable basis – i.e. face to face in a non-threatening situation. There is no reason to blow this issue to Mars.Tangatawhenua.com
The proposed raids on Te Whanau a Apanui are a direct response to a community who are trying to stand up for their own rights. They oppose oil drilling off their coast and this is how they are being treated! Their concern is for ALL New Zealanders, they know if Petrobas is granted permission they are the first in a line of many who will ravage much more than the East Coast. We need to show our support.
The sources seem plausible so we will see what happens - we are watching and as we have seen with the terror raids against Tuhoe - they are just that - 'terror raids' - based on, and designed to propogate, terror. Kia kaha Te Whanau a Apanui.
Hat tip Maui St