10 Sep 2009

Inquiry wanted into rulings at Matauri Bay

8:09 am on 10 September 2009

[]b] Former Labour MP Dover Samuels wants an inquiry into the Maori Land Court's handling of his tribal land at Matauri Bay.

Court-appointed administrator Kevin Gillespie is developing leasehold sections to repay debt from a failed water-bottling venture entered into by previous Matauri X managers.

However, slow sales means he's now returned to the court seeking to double the leases to 104 years.

Mr Samuels, who owns about 3% of the shares in the corporation, told Waatea News that questions need to be asked and there should be an inquiry.