1 Nov 2012

Forest carve-up court action on hold

8:28 am on 1 November 2012

The threat of court action over how to divide a huge forest among Maori is on hold.

Kaingaroa Forest in the central North Island is to be shared between eight tribes under a 2009 Treaty deal struck with the Crown.

Ngati Manawa has been intending to take legal action because there has been no progress in the process to divide the forest.

The eight tribes met on Wednesday and have agreed to meet again on the issue later this month.

In the meantime any legal action has been put to one side, according to Eru George of Te Arawa.