Mon, 23 Jul 2012 6:05p.m.
A top executive from the company that owns the cargo ship Rena has made his first visit to the Bay of Plenty to apologise for the disaster.
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24/07/2012 9:14:09 p.m.
Let me guess Cheryl and Lettie, white ,middle class, apologist, revisionist historians ? If you watched the article you would of heard exactly the same thing suggested by iwi.
24/07/2012 2:37:37 p.m.
Craig and Steve: It's stupid comments like those that create problems where there need not be any. Maori are NOT doing this for the money...they are doing it for the future of our children...Maori, Pakeha, Asian, Polynesian etc. One day they will swim in these waters and eat the shellfish that our beautiful moana has to provide. And one day this will include YOUR children. GROW UP and become a part of the solution.
24/07/2012 12:53:21 p.m.
Steve ... that is so racist! The apology is not about race. The treaty applies in NZ whether you like it or not ... it was a joint partnership by the whites and Maori so give up on your attitude. Everyone has an obligation and responsibility to care for our land and sea. The government were the people who represented your people and thats how they roll ... with a cheque book to cover their errs yet they never stop creating them. If someone drowned your food with oil then dumped it in your water tank how would you feel? You would want compensation wouldn't you? The iwi are not asking for compensation despite the people of NZ deserve it! It's sad that we have attitudes like Craig and Steve and CU write as if they have more rights than others. Iwi did pick up some of the tab and they're TAXPAYERS TOO!!
23/07/2012 10:48:01 p.m.
Why are they here appologising. It was the caption and bridge crew who were responsable. Besides do you see the owner of a trucking company coming down to your toen and appologising when a truck crashes and spills shit everywhere, why should ships be any differant. Its just an unfortunate incident and as long as they pay to clean up the mess that is all that matters.
23/07/2012 7:49:27 p.m.
What about apologizing to me, I'm a NewZealander to. I await my apology.
23/07/2012 7:26:09 p.m.
Bloody typical.The Browns are after another handout. I don't think the bloody treaty applies in Greece
23/07/2012 7:05:05 p.m.
Hope he brought his cheque book, that's what maori are really after.
23/07/2012 6:47:58 p.m.
What about the rest of the residents? I would have thought an apologie to the whole city and region would have been more apropriate.Are the iwi cleaning up and dealing with this problem alone? Isthe iwi picking up the tab for the clean up! I think not it's the taxpayer which means we are all paying for it.
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