2 Apr 2013

Water rights and asset sales legal costs revealed

8:32 pm on 2 April 2013

The costs incurred by the Waitangi Tribunal to hear the Maori Council claim over water rights and asset sales had reached $213,529 at 14 March.

The figure has been released by the Courts Minister, Chester Borrows, in response to a Parliamentary question from the Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

The Minister of Justice, Judith Collins, has also revealed that legal aid payments associated with the claim lodged by the Maori Council and Te Tokerau District Maori Council currently stands at $537,705.47, excluding GST.