Second iwi threatening court action

7:09 am on 1 September 2015

A second iwi is threatening court action following the Māori King's announcement that Tainui Waikato has treaty claims in Auckland.

Kiingi Tuheitia at Turangawaewae Marae on 21 August 2015

King Tuheitia during his speech last month at Turangawaewae Marae. Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae

King Tuheitia said last month negotiations would start soon with the government on the unresolved treaty claim for Waikato-Tainui and the Kīngitanga in Auckland.

Last week Auckland iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei announced it was heading to court to get clarification of the Crown's policy on overlapping claims.

Ngāti Pāoa negotiator Mo-rehu Wilson said it was disappointing iwi who had already settled were resorting to the High Court to attempt to renegotiate with the Crown.

The tribe's co-negotiator Hau-a-uru Rawiri said if it took a court appearance to emphasise their iwi's place in history then that's where they would go.

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