Three Motiti Island marine reserves have finally been confirmed after months of legal battles.
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It's not over- Motiti Island reserves- 4.30pm Newsbreak
Commercial and recreational fishers opposed the reserves but iwi on the island believe they will help restore the long-term damage caused by the Rena disaster.
Ngāti Awa fly vital supplies to isolated Motiti Island
The lockdown left the 40 Ngāti Awa descendants on Mōtītī Island cut off from kai and generator fuel supplies. So mainland based Ngāti Awa descendants kicked into action, sending vital supplies to the lonely island.
No end in sight for Motiti Islanders
The Motiti Rohe Moana Trust won rulings in the Environment and High Court which gave local councils the power to regulate fishing in order to protect native species. However three commercial fishing organisations are seeking to overturn the High Court's decision in the court of appeal today.
Ngā Pākeke o Te Patuwai Motiti want MV RENA remains to stay
Ngā Pākeke o Te Patuwai of Motiti has told the hearings panel regarding the MV RENA for it to remain where it is. But the call goes against what other groups have been saying to remove the wreck.
Debate continues on remaining Rena debris on Ōtāiti
The owners of the Rena vessel have begun to argue their resource consent application that aims to leave the remaining debris of the ship that ran aground on Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga. An expert panel will hear the case over three weeks.
Boaties urged to stay clear of Rena Exclusion Zone
As the Easter break fast approaches, boaties are being reminded to stay well away from the Rena Exclusion Zone around the Otaiti Reef.
Te Arawa woman attempts 11.5km challenge in memory of mother
Most people would have spent their morning with their valentine. But Mariana Morrison of Te Arawa chose to spend her morning swimming 11.5km from Motiti Island to Maketū in the Bay of Plenty in a bid to raise funds for Hospice and in memory of her mother.
Rotorua woman to swim from Motiti to Maketu for a good cause
A Rotorua woman is preparing herself to swim 11.5km from Motiti Island to Maketu in a bid to raise funds for Hospice. Not only is Mariana Morrison helping the organisation but every stroke will be in memory of her mother who passed away from cancer.
Motiti locals claim Rena wreck is still affecting kaimoana
The Rena's owners say it was krill but the Motiti locals know it was a spill. Ngāi Te Hapu, one of the sub-tribes of Motiti Island are up in arms over the latest debacle with the Rena, saying this is even more justification for full removal.