Topics: Environment, Rena

Waitangi Tribunal releases final report on MV Rena wreck removal

By Te Kāea
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

The Waitangi Tribunal has just released their final report on the MV Rena and Motiti Island claims.

Earlier this year, the Tribunal ruled that Ōtāiti (Astrolabe Reef) is a taonga to Māori and that the Crown did not properly consult with Māori in regards to leaving the Rena wreck.

Today, the Tribunal has recommended that the Crown take active steps to protect Māori interests in the resource consent process and assist the active participation of affected Māori.

Te Kāea has the full report later today at 5:30pm live, 7pm with subtitles.

Here's Harata Brown's last report on this topic in August: