Maoris block Kowhai appraisal

GREYMOUTH Petroleum's spudding of an appraisal well at its Kowhai gas field in onshore Taranaki, New Zealand, has run into local Maori opposition.

Today's Taranaki Daily News reported that some members of the Otaraoa hapu (sub-tribe) of the Ngati Mari iwi (tribe) are blockading access to the wellsite at Tikorangi, inland from the north Taranaki

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