If a Petrobras executive had happened to be on Auckland’s waterfront on the morning of Saturday, May 21, they would now be seriously worried about their company’s investment into deep sea oil in New Zealand.
That’s because they would have seen the strength of the opposition evident at the welcome home for the Flotilla to Stop Deep Sea Oil. It was noisy, passionate, and determined.
A huge contingent from the iwi te Whānau-ā-Apanui made the trip from the East Cape. As well as being there to celebrate the Flotilla’s achievements, the iwi also wanted to make it clear, as spokeswoman Dayle Takitimu put it, that they are obligated to make sure that deep sea oil drilling does not happen in the Raukumara Basin.
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