May 07, 2015
Tangi puts claim hearing in doubt
Northland claimants have asked the Waitangi Tribunal to defer a judicial conference on Monday because of the tangi for Erima Henare.
The Ngapuhi and Ngati Hine rangatira died yesterday and was taken back to Otiria Marae in Moerewa.
The conference is to plan for the final hearings and closing submissions in the Te Paparahi o Te Raki claim.
It’s possible the tangi could spill over into Monday as mourners from around the country travel north to mark the passing of a great champion of Maori language and culture.
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