The Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson and Northcote MP Shanan Halbert have met with managers of a North Shore community marae, Newshub reports. It comes after multiple attempts to resolve the long-running tug-of-war over Awataha Marae failed. Members of the community have complained about Awataha being a closed shop and question why tangihanga aren’t being hosted at the marae. Awataha, which flanks Auckland’s northern motorway, was set up in the mid-1980s as a pan-tribal, multicultural marae for the community of Te Raki Paewhenua (North Shore).