The machine that is digging the tunnel is named Hiwa-i-te Rangi after one of the nine stars of the Matariki star cluster.
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"Radical and collective change" needed to stop drilling in Taranaki
A Taranaki descendant is upset that the government has just opened up vast areas of the ancestral lands of hapū and iwi Māori in Taranaki to potential fracking. His claims are being backed by Climate Justice Taranaki, who are also calling for a more radical and collective change to bring a complete stop to the oil and gas drilling in their area.
Ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration
The Green Party is celebrating the passing of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, banning new offshore oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa.
Māori take off-shore oil drilling opposition to UN
Seismic testing, oil drilling and indigenous rights are at the forefront of the agenda for Māori as they head to New York today for the United Nations Ocean Conference.
Auckland Council to make decision on funding coal, gas, oil companies
Environmental activists and the general public are expected to make an appearance at the Auckland Town Hall this morning as the Auckland Council will vote whether or not they will pull their investments from coal, oil and gas companies.
Native Affairs – On the Waka
Native Affairs was aboard Te Matau a Māui, a double-hulled waka that spent three days tracking the Amazon Warrior, the largest seismic testing ship in the world. The crew of activists confronted the ship yesterday off the East Coast of the North Island returning to Napier this morning.
Protesters blockade oil conference in Taranaki
Crowds of people are currently blockading the Petroleum Summit in New Plymouth where the Government is expected to announce the 2017 Block Offer for new gas and oil exploration.
NZ Rally against American $3.8bil pipeline
New Zealand rallies are being held where Racial Equity Aotearoa challenges all New Zealand organisations to join Standing Rock Sioux tribe's battle to stop a $3.8 billion oil pipeline being run under the Missouri River, in America.
Te Tai Tokerau MP survey highlights Māori opposition to deep sea oil drilling
The Tai Tokerau electorate has been vocal on deep sea oil drilling. Labour's Kelvin Davis says his very own survey findings show this.
Te Ahipara Kōmiti Takutaimoana attempt to stop Statoil
A new Waitangi Tribunal claim has been filed which alleges breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi by Government in their failure to seek informed consent of iwi Māori in relation to the issuing of deep sea oil permits.