Tuku Morgan, Hemi Rau seek to put the past behind them

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Tuku Morgan and Hemi Rau released a joint statement today which no doubt Waikato Tainui hopes will end the controversy which emerged in 2010, when Mr Morgan fired Hemi Rau.

Hemi Rau was chief executive of the tribe’s administration arm, Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Inc, at the time and had been has been accused of breaching a confidentiality agreement by leaking stories about King Tuheitia’s spending to the Waikato Times.

Mr Rau then lost an Employment Relations Authority which rejected his personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal.

Today’s statement clearly sought to close the door on past raru saying:

“Today Te Arataura and Hemi Rau resolved all outstanding issues. At the heart of our confidential agreement is our complete respect for each others position. Furthermore today is the opportunity for Hemi Rau, his family and our Iwi to move forward.

I, Tukoroirangi Morgan on behalf of Te Arataura recognise and affirm Hemi Raus diverse range of skills and experience and acknowledge his contribution during his time as CEO of Waikato Tainui.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hemi Rau is a GUILTY Traitor! In the old days he would have been beheaded for these crimes against the KINGSHIP. Tainui dont want him so he’s pushing his Tau iwi kaupapa in Otakanini Ngati Whatua. Hemi Rau is Tau Iwi orientated and cares only for MONEY. The people are irrelevent and he will spend every cent he can get his hand on, in the courts to further his GREED motivated Ideology. It is great the Tuku Morgan is a strong man and was not phased by the blind greed that Hemi Rau was trying to impose upon Tainui.
    I worry for the future of our Whanau and Whenua in the Kaipara ki te Tonga Rohe.
    Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara is under seige with this Bull head Hemi Rau at the Helm, Current Chairman of the Otakanini Topu incorporation. He has bought all his Tainui Commercial contacts such as MIGHTY RIVER POWER and railroaded all these windmills with basic to no consultation with the people. We have no resource such as Tainui, to Take this clown to court and make him accoutable. Help us Tuku Morgan, you know his colours. Investigate MIGHTY RIVER cause they are in his pocket, We are doomed without you’s!! If he is like this with his fathers people TAINUI! Please spare US, His MOTHERS people, Ngati Whatua tuturu

  2. Interesting!! im waiting to see if the same can be applied to Tania Martin and they can carry on with Tainui Business for the benfit of all ..

  3. I'm overwhelmed that the joint statement announced today between the two parties has been confidentially resolved however I believe that Hemi Rau had the skills to lead Waikato Tanui as the CEO without been reprimanded which has been disappointing for his whanau.

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