13 Dec 2012

Tuku Morgan takes key Waikato-Tainui role

9:03 am on 13 December 2012

Tukoroirangi Morgan is back in a key role with Waikato-Tainui nearly a year after he walked away.

The Maori King has appointed the former MP as his Kahui Ariki representative to the executive arm Te Arataura.

King Tuheitia is depending on Mr Morgan to bring stability to the tribe saying he has a record of getting things done.

The King says Waikato-Tainui is currently suffering from infighting and factionalism that's virtually paralysed the tribal parliament Te Kauhanganui.

Tukoroirangi Morgan is already the king's political advisor and may still seek election to the role of head of the parliament which is at present vacant.

Mr Morgan left his job as chair of Te Arataura after a long-running power struggle and a row over election results. He briefly took a job with the Crown as a claims negotiator.

Tukoroirangi Morgan replaces the business leader Greg Millar as the king's representative.