29 Nov 2021

Marsden Point Waitangi claim ongoing as refinery shuts

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 29 November 2021

Patuharakeke hapu say any confiscated land damaged by the Marsden Point oil refinery should be cleaned up before its returned.

The Poupouwhenua land grab in the 1840s is a primary grievance in the Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust claim, first filed to the Waitangi Tribunal more than a decade ago.

The Tribunal is yet to release its findings, but much of the refinery operations are about to end.

Sam Olley reports: