Will Gareth apologise now?

The Green taliban burned countless tonnes of greenhouse gases to politicise the accident. Phil Goff pretended to care too. They all claimed that the environment in the Bay Of Plenty was destroyed beyond repair, and they have used the accident to try and stop drilling for oil.

Greenpeace claimed tens of thousands of birds were affected, ignoring bird deaths from winter storms and inflating actual deaths.

They were all liars.

An endangered bird that was at risk of having its small population decimated by oil from Rena, is back flying high again

About 120 of the fewer than 1500 Dotterel left in New Zealand were on beaches in the Bay of Plenty when oil spilled from the container ship in October 2011.

Dotterel nest on the sand, so around half the adult population were put into captivity to save them from the oil.

Independent shorebird ecologist Dr John Dowding says sadly it was not always possible to catch both birds in each breeding pair, but today most of the survivors have paired and are breeding again.

Dr Dowding says the captured birds appear to have re-adjusted to life in the wild as though nothing ever happened.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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