Tuku lies: Morgan confirms himself as Tainui negotiator

It’s not surprising that Morgan’s mouth has lost control again and this time he’s mouthing off about being voted in as the claim negotiator. True to form however, it’s a complete fabrication of what actually happened. The blog’s over at Tribal Goss and UnattachedNZ have rightly pointed out that that at the Te Kauhanganui hui of 28 August, 54 marae voted to receive the half year report.

Where on earth could someone interpret that as meaning that Tuku gets a mandate to take out negotiations on behalf of the Waikato claims?

As far as we are aware of, the last mandate was given to Bob Mahuta back in 1990-something to do the Waikato Raupatu claim.

Tuku’s buddies over at the compliant mainstream media corporations are happy to parrot his lies but we here at Eraka’s blog can put the record straight.

Te Kauhanganui did not vote 54 to 4 to give Tuku a mandate for anything.

Morgan confirmed as Tainui negotiator

Wednesday 31st August, 2011

Tainui executive leader Tukuroirangi Morgan says its full steam ahead now the tribe’s parliament has endorsed him continuing as its claim negotiator.

A meeting of Te Kauhanganui on Saturday voted in his favour by 54 marae to four, and refused attempts by its chair Tania Martin to confirm her interpretation that the parliament’s meeting in August had expelled Mr Morgan.

He says members believe the chair has been trying to mislead them, and they want the arguing to stop and the tribe to move forward.

Mr Morgan says Waikato Tainui has an important stake in the Tamaki Makaurau settlement, both through it’s for mana whenua hapu and through its wider longstanding links to the region, so it’s important it has strong representation at the table.

Mr Morgan will also represent Waikato-Tainui today at the investiture of Brigadier general Jerry Mataparae of Ngati Tuwharetoa as governor general.

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