6 Jul 2004

Cook Islands title confirmed as belonging to incumbent

10:48 am on 6 July 2004

The Cook Islands chief justice has confirmed that Pa Tepaueru Marie Ariki is the rightful holder of her paramount chiefly title, ahead of her sister, Lily Henderson.

This is the second time Lily Henderson has challenged for the title, and lost.

The chief justice Laurie Greig's called for peace and conciliation among the family now that the case is over.

The question of costs has been reserved.