Auckland Council and the former Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere have agreed to settle their expensive legal fight, Stuff reports. Panuku, the Council-controlled Auckland development agency, has all-but conceded defeat to Tamihere – who says he’s racked up $400,000 in legal bills. Tamihere is chief executive of Auckland’s Te Whānau O Waipareira Trust and has been locked in a legal battle with Panuku over a property development called Tavern Lane in Old Papatoetoe.