Gas benefits deal signed

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LANDOWNERS of the four coastal Motuan villages of Porebada, Boera, Papa and Rearea have signed the landowner benefit sharing agreement.
After days of delay, court threat and disagreement, the landowners finally signed in the early hours of last Saturday morning, at two o’clock.
According to Deputy Prime Minister and Mining Minister Sir Puka Temu, the agreement was scheduled for signing last Thursday, however, this was called off to give lawyers representing the landowners enough time to read through the agreement.
Details of the benefit sharing agreement were not made public.