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Waitangi Tribunal's troubled Whakatohea vote

Headlines in second week of Waitangi Tribunal's troubled Whakatohea vote

Challenge to legality of Tribunal's mandate vote for BoP Iwi

Hapu positive for end to private trust mandate and full inquiry

Tribunal's finding of unfair, bad faith mandate at odds with pro-govt, anti-Hapu vote process

Doogan plan a bogus ballot, slammed as govt-staged farce

Tribunal gives private trust "3 bites of the cherry" to keep invalid mandate status

OTS bales out trust board cronies paddling sinking waka

Pre-settlement entity exists only on TPK website, not registered

90% of claimants in "large natural group" oppose govt-backed trust

Previous negotiator Tuariki John Delamere critical of current attempt, says 'No' to mandate

Govt QC asked to quit as poll facilitator

Minister demands report from Whakatohea board before AGM

No scrutiny of Board's secret voter roll

Privacy Commissioner involved in Iwi roll row

Vote result for self-serving govt "to read the tea leaves"

Full historic inquiry by Tribunal a right say claimants

Hapu reps tell uri wanting to vote: cast special ballot against mandate and for full inquiry

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