10 Jan 2010

Legal action considered over trust

8:02 pm on 10 January 2010

A sub-group of Tuhoe is considering legal action against a trust that negotiates Treaty claims on behalf of the iwi.

Te Umutaoroa blocked access to a 60km road between Murupara and Whakatane for two days in August, saying the trust was negotiating Treaty claims on its behalf without its authority.

It suggested two of its representatives be appointed to the negotiating panel, but says there's been no progress on this.