23 Feb 2012

Govt message not well delivered - ministry

6:33 am on 23 February 2012

The Ministry of Economic Development's iwi relations manager says the Government's message to stimulate economic growth through petroleum and minerals resources hasn't been well delivered.

Pieri Munro has been employed to engage with tribes on the Crown's plans to open up more areas for exploration.

The former Wellington district police commander says that if iwi are armed with more information, it will lead to a rational and more informed discussion

Mr Munro has been busy e-mailing, ringing and posting information packs about oil exploration expansion plans to 38 tribes - and he expects responses.