15 Dec 2009

Sovereignty group evicted from lower marae at Waitangi

6:04 am on 15 December 2009

A Hokianga sovereignty group occupying the lower marae at Waitangi has been evicted by the local hapu.

Te Tii Marae chairman Hohepa Waiomio says the group camped on the site for several weeks and indicated they intended to stay on until Waitangi Day.

Mr Waiomio told Waatea News the hapu did not want to involve police, so they took their own action on Sunday afternoon.