By Buddy Mikaere


I'm told that some oil washed up on the northern part of Motiti Island last week. Last time I was there I found some plastic beads on the same beaches. Some of our people will not eat kai moana or fish from that part of the island.

This is the on-going legacy of the wreck of the MV Rena which was negligently driven aground on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef) in the early hours of 5 October 2011.


No one present in the months that followed can ever forget the tide of thick black fuel oil sludge that