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High court overturns Treaty decision in favour of Ngāti Kahu

Published: 2:34PM Tuesday September 01, 2015

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    Margaret Mutu - Source: Te Karere

A Waitangi Tribunal decision not to grant binding recommendations for Northland iwi Ngāti Kahu has been overturned by the Wellington High Court.

The iwi sought binding recommendations from the Tribunal over the return of Crown forest and lands but took the matter to court after they claimed “the Government refused to negotiate a settlement of their treaty claims that was acceptable to whānau and hapū of Ngāti Kahu.”

Peata Melbourne speaks with Ngāti Kahu's chief negotiator Margaret Mutu on Te Karere.