31 Jul 2009

Further delay in eviction of squatters

12:36 pm on 31 July 2009

The Northland businessman locked out of his building by Maori sovereignty campaigners says he is unlikely to gain access till next week.

Glenn Hannah, who mortgaged his home in Sydney to buy several shops in Kaikohe, has a court order that allows police to evict the squatters on Friday.

But he says police have told him they do not want to act in haste.

Mr Hannah says he is a little disappointed but has waited three months to get into his building and another week is not long to wait.

The leaders of the Kaikohe occupation are relatives of sovereignty protester Tass Davis, who disrupted a court case in Auckland on Thursday.

The occupiers claim Maori sovereignty and have said they will appeal against the court ruling.