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  1. Video for 118 million litres of wai Māori exported for 52c per litre
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    118 million litres of wai Māori exported for 52c per litre

    The government and local councils gave the green light to suck up 118 million litres of wai Māori, at a mere 52 cents a litre last year. A Chinese water bottling giant in Otakiri wants to increase that amount by 154,000 bottles an hour. In defending their application to bottle the wai, Creswell NZ LTD said that New Zealand’s reputation could be tarnished because the government actively encouraged the company owners to invest here.

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    Whakatāne rāhui ignored after tragic drowning

    Fishing boats continue to go out on the water despite the rāhui that Ngāti Awa have placed on the Whakatāne River. The rāhui was imposed after the tragic death of a person in a water-related accident yesterday.

  3. Video for 3.7 million plastic Chinese bottles infuriate Otakiri locals
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    3.7 million plastic Chinese bottles infuriate Otakiri locals

    A Chinese bottling giant is seeking Māori approval to suck more water from Otakiri Springs, near Whakatane. The Environmental Court granted consent for their expansion, but locals are not happy.

  4. Video for Whakatōhea return to moana, after rāhui lifted
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    Whakatōhea return to moana, after rāhui lifted

    Te Whakatōhea iwi coastline rāhui. This morning a contingent of 20 people met at Paerata ridge for a special ceremony to lift the rāhui and open their seas up for business as usual. 

  5. Video for Rāhui on Whakaari, is anyone really listening?
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    Rāhui on Whakaari, is anyone really listening?

    The prohibition and cautions of rāhui across coastal areas have been supported by many living in the Bay of Plenty region out of respect for those affected by the Whakaari eruption. But Christmas, hot weather and the need for seafood has seen some disregard the rāhui. Te Ao spoke to Mātaatua iwi, who are doing their best to hold the rāhui frontline, about the situation.

  6. Video for Tipene Maangi makes final journey home to Te Whānau a Apanui
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    Tipene Maangi makes final journey home to Te Whānau a Apanui

    The only Māori victim and Whakatāne local who lost his life in the eruption Tipene Maangi had his name officially released by the police today. New Zealand musicians and Whakatāne locals will pay respects to the victims and their families of the Whakaari White Island eruption at today's Whakatāne Christmas at the Park.

  7. Video for L.A.B set to release a new album
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    L.A.B set to release a new album

    The popular band L.A.B is set to launch their third Album in three years this Friday. This morning we caught up with L.A.B’s lead singer Joel Shadbolt to talk about the album, and their up and coming tour.

  8. Video for Hinerangi Goodman will return to challenge 2022 mayoral race
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    Hinerangi Goodman will return to challenge 2022 mayoral race

    Hinerangi Goodman has decided to ‘concede and bow out’ from her court proceedings against the Whakatāne District Council. The former Māori journalist also confirmed she will run again in 2022 to challenge for the mayoral position.

  9. Video for Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta
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    Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta

    Whakatāne District Council wants to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to discuss flaws in the local electoral legislation. This comes after veteran Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman was declared the winner of last month’s Galatea-Murupara Ward election and sworn into council, only to later be declared unsuccessful after a recount. 

  10. Video for Te Mana Kuratahi Champions welcomed home
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    Te Mana Kuratahi Champions welcomed home

    National primary school kapa haka champions, Te Kura o Te Pāroa, have been welcomed home to Whakatāne. 

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