22 May 2011

Trespass order served on Harawiras by marae

6:02 am on 22 May 2011

Sources close to Waitangi marae elders say trespass orders have been served on Ngapuhi kuia Titewhai Harawira and her daughter Hinewhare Harawira.

The mother and sister of Mana Party MP Hone Harawira have been criticised for disrupting a Maori Party hui at the marae two weeks ago and accused of trampling protocols by insulting guests.

A Waitangi marae spokesperson, who asked not to be named, says a marae trustee served formal trespass notices on both women at a recent hui at Mangamuka.

The spokesperson said the police will be called to enforce the order if either Mrs Harawira or her daughter breaches the terms of it.