28 Apr 2010

Tainui 'acted appropriately' in sacking CEO

9:38 pm on 28 April 2010

Tainui is looking forward to hiring a new manager, now that the Employment Relations Authority has found that its executive acted appropriately when it sacked former chief executive Hemi Rau for leaking stories to the media.

Chairperson Tukoroirangi Morgan says the ruling should bring an end to a tumultuous and destabilising time for the Waikato iwi, marked by further leaks of confidential information.

He told Waatea News it's inevitable that as tribes try to develop economically and politically, there will be challenges.

Mr Morgan says Mr Rau has made a valuable contribution to Tainui over the years, and it's regrettable the association ended in such a way.