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On 12th November the Maori Party leadership met in Kaitaia with party members from Te Tai Tokerau to raise concerns emerging from recent actions of Hone Harawira. Te Tai Tokerau asked the Maori Party to return at the completion of wananga to be held with Mr Harawira and kuia and koroua over the next fortnight.
On 21st November the National Council of the Maori Party met in Otaki and agreed to a process to ensure the resolution of a dispute (whakahou wairua).
This process was presented to a hui held at Pehiaweri Marae in Whangarei on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November. Te Tai Tokerau has agreed to that process and more discussions will be held this week to bring about a resolution which is fair, just, appropriate and final.
We will report fully on the outcomes later this week.
Professor Whatarangi Winiata, Party President.