Kei te harikoa te hau kāinga o Rāhui Pōkeka i te whakatau a Genesis Energy, ka huaki tonu ngā pukuhiko waro. Ko te hua pai o tēnei, ka mau tonu te tokomaha o Ngāi Māori ki a rātou tūranga mahi mō ngā tau e whā.
Ka tūwhera tonu ki te tau rua tekau mā rua. Ko te tikanga kē e kātia ana ngā pukuhiko nei ā te tau tekau mā waru.
E ai ki tetahi e noho nei ki Huntly, “One of the Huntly locals told Te Kāea, “Yea, might get some jobs for the people. It would go well for the whānau's here because we've lost a lot of jobs over the years especially in the coal mines. If that's gonna keep our people employed then, ka pai tērā.”
Heoi tērā ngā āwangawanga a te hau kainga, whēnei i tēnei kaimahi. I tēra tau i kitea e rātou ngā pānga kino i muri i te kapinga o ngā maina waro o Solid Energy.
Hei tā Tonga Thompson he kaimahi o mua, “The longer they can keep it open, the better for us eh, you know. We've got to put our bread and butter on the table. And there's no other work in Huntly, that's why a lot of our people have got no work.”
Nā whai anō tēnei, i ngā whakaaetanga i waenga i a Genesis me ētahi atu kamupene hiko ki te pīkau i te utu whakahaere mihini. E tautoko ana tēnei kaimahi keri waro, teihana hiko hoki o mua.
E ai ki he kaimahi o mua a Wiremu Tumai, “The work is a lot easier now. Before it was really hard. The generators have improved now.”
Ka whakakore tonu a Genesis Energy i ā rātou mihini waro-haurehu hoki ā tōna wā, heoi, nā te panoni i te mākete hiko, te mahi whakawhanake i ngā huarahi hanga hiko hou, te tū tītaha o Tiwai Point me te roanga ake o te wā māroke, te take ka whakaroa te wā.