Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says there is plenty of work ahead for the Ngāpuhi settlement after holding weekend talks with the main figures involved.
The settlement negotiations have been stalled since last year because of disagreements about the mandate to negotiate on behalf of Ngāpuhi which was given to the Tūhoronuku grouping, led by Ngāpuhi leaders Sonny Tau and Hone Sadler.
Little met in his Beehive office for all of Saturday and Sunday morning with Tau and Sadler as well as Pita Tipene and Rudy Taylor from Te Kotahitanga, which opposes the mandate for Tūhoronuku.
Afterward, Little said he would hold further talks after Easter but the meetings were "constructive".
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