10 Sep 2015

East Coast Maori ready to oppose exploration

From Te Manu Korihi, 5:56 pm on 10 September 2015

East Coast Maori are prepared to protest plans to explore for oil and gas off the coast of Gisborne. The Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, has opened consultation on four proposed exploration blocks. One of them stretches from East Cape in the north to the lower South Island - a total of 68,661 square kilometres. Te Manu Korihi reporter Leigh Marama McLachlan has more.