9 Dec 2012

Decision on Waikato-Tainui leadership deferred

6:03 pm on 9 December 2012

A decision on who will become the new leader of Waikato-Tainui has been deferred until next year.

The head of the tribe's parliament, Tania Martin, was stood down last month after a lengthy meeting of the Waikato-Tainui parliament and executive, at which she was accused of bringing the parliament into disrepute.

That position, and whether Tom Roa will continue in his role of chair of the tribe's executive arm, were to be decided at an annual meeting on Saturday.

Instead, it was decided the two positions would be discussed at the next meeting in February.

Former chair of the tribe's executive board, Tukoroirangi Morgan, has said he plans to campaign for Ms Martin's role.