The morning opened with several technical matters being covered off by the Tribunal then continued with cross-examination technical witnesses for the thief which concluded its case at lunctime.
After the lunch break the first of the interested parties took the stand when Ngāti Tara presented its evidence opposing the Rūnanga. Raniera Bassett and Chapman Harrison read their summary briefs into the record and were extensively cross-examined by Ngāti Kahu and the Tribunal. They were followed by Robert Gabel and Atihana who read their summary briefs on to the record, but were not cross-examined.
Due to time constraints as a result of Ngāti Tara's evidence, there was no afternoon tea break and Tina Latimer read her summary brief into the record opposing the Rūnanga in behalf of her grandfather Graham Latimer as an interested party. There were only a few cross-examination questions from Ngāti Kahu and a couple from the Tribunal before Pereniki Tauhara presented evidence for Te Paatu ki Pēria as an interested party opposing the Rūnanga. Again there were only a few cross-examination questions from Ngāti Kahu, as well as from the lawyer for interested parties from Whangaroa and Ngāpuhi.
The day closed with an announcement from Te Rarawa that it was filing an application for remedies against the Crown.
Podcasts of today's full proceedings can be heard on http://www.ngatikahu.iwi.nz/podcasts