April 04, 2013
Former chair looking for apology
The former chair of Tainui's parliament wants an apology for the way she was treated.
Tania Martin lost her position on Te Kauhanganui last year when it voted that she had brought the tribe into disrepute.
She has invoked a little-used mediation process in the Te Kauhanganui rules in an attempt to counter the allegations against her.
A session last Friday failed to resolve the issue, but she is continuing on that path.
“I'm looking for recognition and an apology that I did not do any of these allegations. I’m looking for clearance and for a public apology, especially to my mārae who has actually been to hell and back,” she says.
Tania Martin says the allegations against her were very broad, and many of the people who voted against her now admit they did not realise the implications of their decision.
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