No urgent inquiry into use of the Mangawhai forest in settlement of Ngāti Manuhiri historical claims

Memorandum-directions of the Presiding Officer declining the application for an urgent hearing by William Kapea and Michael John Beazley on behalf of themselves and Ngā Uri o Maki-nui

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2181, #2.5.7, 1 March 2012)

The Waitangi Tribunal refused to convene an urgent hearing into use of the Mangawhai forest in settlement of Ngāti Manuhiri historical claims. Despite relying on the Supreme Court’s decision in Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal the applicants did not demonstrate that they would suffer significant or irreversible prejudice, nor that they were ready to proceed to an urgent inquiry.

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