Waitangi Tribunal hears opening submissions from the Crown

The Waitangi Tribunal is in Waitangi until Friday and will hear Crown opening submissions Yesterday submissions about the Poroti spring were presented by kaumatua Taipari Munro and others who talked about the loss of the control of the springs by Tangata-whenua.The springs case is also part of the National Water Claim by the NZ Maori Council which is being heard by the Tribunal.

There is the Hearings Program.


9 am. Crown Submissions. Department of Conservation -S Reed Thomas and R Elliot

11 am Cross- examination.

1.10 pm. Tribunal questions.

3.30 pm. Northland District Health Board. Dr N Chamberlain.


9 am.  Dr N Chamberlain.

11 am. Ministry of Education, K Shannon.

1.10 pm. Claimant Cross- examination.

3.20 pm. Tribunal questions.


9 am. K Shannon continued.

Ministry of Health, J Lane and G Baker.

11 am. MCH P Richardson and D Butts.

1.10 pm. Continuation, P Richardson.

Heritage NZ.

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