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Te Kauhanganui Confirms Morgan’s Disqualification

*Te Kauhanganui Confirms Morgan’s Disqualification*

*For immediate release***

The Chair of Waikato Tainui Te Kauhanganui Inc, Mrs Tania Martin, has today confirmed the disqualification and removal of Mr Tukoroirangi Morgan.

At a meeting of Te Kauhanganui held 6 August 2011, 30 marae voted to disqualify Mr Morgan from Te Kauhanganui and in doing so met the threshold of more than 50 per cent. Mrs Martin said “the decision to disqualify Mr Morgan is conclusive and it's time to move on”.

A report to address the issues surrounding Mr Morgan's removal will be distributed to all Members of Te Kauhanganui. Mrs Martin said “the report is essential to clarifying the issues and bringing closure to this matter”.

Mrs Martin also dismisses the recent media statements claiming that 54 marae voted to support Mr Morgan’s mandate as the negotiator for Waikato Tainui. “The statements were wrong” said Mrs Martin, “Members voted 54-4 to receive a report from Te Arataura, the content of which will be discussed again on September 24 2011”.

"The Members are to be commended for their patience and fortitude. They have properly followed the process to disqualify and remove a Member of Te Kauhanganui as set out in the 2009 Rules, and they did this in a manner intended to protect the integrity of Waikato Tainui Te Kauhanganui,' said Mrs Martin.


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