Police have dropped an investigation against the head of the Waikato Tainui parliament, saying there's little evidence to support allegations of financial mismanagement.
The complaint against Tania Martin was initiated by Hiona Marae member Robin Whanga and supported by the chairperson of Te Arataura or the tribal executive, Tukuroirangi Morgan.
Mrs Martin had been accused of being involved in payments that were wrongfully made for such items as fans and lights, and even for housie sessions at Hiona Marae in the 1990s.
But the police looked into the case and found nothing untoward happened.
A spokesperson for Mrs Martin, Chris Webster, says the allegations were made because Mrs Martin released a report late last year that criticised Te Arataura for overspending.
Mr Whanga says he complained because of Mrs Martin's comment that Te Arataura should be transparent and accountable.
Mrs Martin plans to file a police complaint against Mr Whanga and Mr Morgan.