Ngai Tahu tells Sonny Tau to leave kereru alone


Ngai Tahu says it has accepted an apology from Northland iwi leader Sonny Tau for allegedly poaching local wood pigeons.

Tau was charged with the killing and possession of protected Kereru in Invercargill after being caught trying to smuggle them up North.

Ngai Tahu's chairman Sir Mark Solomon told TV3's The Nation he had met with his Ngapuhi counterpart, and his iwi's message was clear – leave the birds alone.

Tau is due to appear in the Invercargill District Court over the matter next month.

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