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Local iwi bless Kupe Gas Project

14 October 2006

Local iwi bless Kupe Gas Project

A critical milestone in the Kupe Gas Project was reached today, with a karakia held to formally bless the Project.

The karakia was organised and led by local hapu, Ngati Tu and Ngati Manuhiakai.

It was held on the Inaha Road site where construction of the Project’s onshore production station will begin over the next few weeks.
Kupe Project Director Peter Ashford said the karakia was a significant milestone.

“We have worked closely for a long time with local iwi and to have them perform a karakia for the Project for us today is fantastic,” Mr Ashford said.

“We are grateful for the way local iwi have worked with us to help to plan the karakia. It is an important and touching milestone for all of us.”
The karakia was given by Ron Hudson, a kaumatua of Nga Ruahine.

Formal approval to proceed with the Kupe Gas Project was given in June and work since then has focused on preparing for construction. Work to upgrade Lower Inaha Road will be the first sign of construction getting underway, and is due to begin this month.

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