May 19, 2015
Delegation takes on Norwegian taniwha
A Maori delegation from Te Hiku o te Ika will today take on Norway's largest company in its own lair.
Kaumatua Sonny Otene, Mike Smith and Hinekaa Mako are set to speak to Statoil's annual meeting in Stavenger, the centre of the country's oil industry.
Mr Otene, a member of the Ahipara Komiti Takutaimoana, says they will ask the state oil company to surrender its permits and stop exploration in Te Reinga Basin off Northland's west coast.
Over the past 10 days the delegation has been forging links with Norway's indigenous Saami people as they seek moral, political and legal support for their campaign against deep sea oil drilling.
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