The Rena wreck must be completely removed from the Otaiti reef is the catch cry from the people on Motiti.

Ngai Te Hapu representative Buddy Mikaere said they are fighting to settle their claim during this month of March to have the Rena removed under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.

David Cunliffe said he will have teh owners remove the Rena at their own costs if Labour becomes the Government. Buddy Mikaere is therefore rapted there is support for Ngai Te Hapu from political parties like Labour, Maori Party, New Zealand First and the Green Party.

The Rena owners are expected to send an application to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council during March and May to leave the Rena structure on Otaiti reef permanently.

Me whakakore katoa i te tinana o te kaipuke Rena i runga i te toka moana o Otaiti e karangahia ana e nga iwi o Motiti. Ki nga korero a Buddy Mikaere hei te iwi o Ngai Te Hapu kei te whawhai ratau kia whakatinana i to ratau kokoraho hei tenei marama tonu o Pou-tu-te-rangi kia nekehia te koiwi o te Rena i raro i te ture 1975 o te tiriti o Waitangi. Tera nga korero a David Cunliffe mena ko Reipa te Kawanatanga ka tonoa nga kaipupuri o te Rena kia whakakore i Otaaiti me te tono ma ratau tonu e whakautu i nga mahinga. No reira te korero a Buddy Mikaere tera nga ropu torangapu kei te tautoko i a Ngai Te Hapu pera i a Reipa, Te Torangapu Maori, Aotearoa Tuatahi me Te Torangapu Kakariki. Kei te tumanako nga kaipupuri o te Rena kia tuku tono ki Te Kaunihera o Te Waiariki kia whakarerea nga koiwi o te Rena ki Otaaiti waikurakura ai hei tenei marama o Pou-tu-te-rangi me Haratua.