17 Dec 2012

Tukoroirangi Morgan in stand-in role

9:11 pm on 17 December 2012

The office of the Maori King says Tukoroirangi Morgan has been appointed as the interim head of Waikato-Tainui's parliament Te Kauhanganui.

The previous chair, Tania Martin, has told Te Manu Korihi that she has walked away from the job.

It follows calls by King Tuheita for a number of Waikato-Tainui leaders to consider their positions following a history of infighting and arguments over election votes.

Tukoroirangi Morgan says he will seek election to Te Kauhanganui in February.

Mr Morgan is also the King's representative to Te Arataura - the executive arm.