15 Dec 2023

High Court finds Te Uruwera huts burning illegal

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 15 December 2023

The High Court has found the burning down of twenty-nine DOC huts in Te Uruwera last year was illegal. The governing board for Tuhoe iwi instructed that all huts in Te Uruwera be destroyed - and had the support of DOC. But local man .. Wharenui Clyde Tuna .. who grew up spending time in the huts and won an interim injunction to stop the remaining ones being destroyed last year. Yesterday he won a judicial review which confirmed the destruction was illegal. His lawyer Wendy Aldred joins us..