after court injunction against removal
A hut in Te Urewera has mysteriously burned down while a court order for no huts to be removed from the area is in place.
The Otamatuna Hut in the Waimana Valley was found burned down this morning.
Te Uru Taumatua (TUT), the Ngāi Tūhoe iwi settlement entity, was controversially dismantling huts in the area that it said were derelict.
But in early November, the High Court put a stop to this.
In a statement, TUT said a trapper contracted by them as part of pest control in Waimana Valley saw the hut was "burnt down" and told iwi staff this morning.
TUT kaimahi (staff) were going to the site to inspect the damage.
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