Today the Waitangi Tribunal released a Memorandum of the Presiding Officer addressing further evidence, cross-examination of confidential documents and the revised hearing planning for the Ngātiwai Urgency Hearing.
This document can be viewed here:
While some scheduling issues are yet to be resolved, Judge Reeves has advised that more than one additional hearing day will be required for the cross-examination of Ngātiwai Trust Board witnesses, Nicola Gibbs and potentially a representative from Te Puni Kokiri.
The additional hearing time is scheduled for Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December 2016, at the Waitangi Tribunal Offices in Wellington.
Judge Reeves has asked the counsels to work together to prepare a draft hearing timetable once any additional witnesses have been confirmed.
Once more details are confirmed, we will publish a more detailed panui for whanau.